Seaside, CA


Highest Appreciating Seaside Neighborhoods Since 2000

Seaside, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Seaside Housing Market Information

With a population of 34,533, 10,197 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $484,206, real estate costs in Seaside are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Seaside, accounting for 61.00% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Seaside include row houses and other attached homes ( 12.53%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.13%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.13%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Seaside are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 37.12% owning and 62.88% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Seaside's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 57.09% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Seaside include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 27.77%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 11.67%). There's also some housing in Seaside built before 1939 ( 3.47%).

Seaside Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Seaside over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 20.98% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Seaside home appreciation rates at 2.53%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.52%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Seaside that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Seaside real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Seaside appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.30%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 94.61% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Seaside. Seaside appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.53%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.52%.

Importantly, this makes Seaside one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Seaside's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Seaside differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Seaside - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Seaside real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,410,000 1.2
$1,058,001 - $1,410,000 4.4
$705,001 - $1,058,000 22.2
$564,001 - $705,000 11.9
$423,001 - $564,000 23.5
$282,001 - $423,000 22.9
$141,001 - $282,000 5.3
$71,001 - $141,000 2.8
$0 - $71,000 5.7

Average for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
6.33423180592992 41.4021164021164

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Seaside Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
61.41% 2.81% 2 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,649 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 37.12
Renters 62.88
Vacant 6.17

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 11.7
1970 - 1999 27.8
1940 - 1969 57.1
1939 or Older 3.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 61.0
Townhomes 12.5
Small Apt. Buildings 11.1
Apt. Complexes 12.1
Mobile Homes 3.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.10
1 Bedroom 10.53
2 Bedrooms 28.94
3 Bedrooms 46.16
4 Bedrooms 8.98
5 or more bedrooms 2.29