Vacaville, CA


Highest Appreciating Vacaville Neighborhoods Since 2000

Vacaville, 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 Q2 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

Vacaville Housing Market Information

With a population of 96,803, 31,798 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $415,859, real estate costs in Vacaville 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 Vacaville, accounting for 70.30% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Vacaville include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.11%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.36%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 3.60%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Vacaville are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 55.84% owning and 44.16% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Vacaville built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Vacaville built between 1940-1969 ( 15.95%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 15.40%). There's also some housing in Vacaville built before 1939 ( 1.22%).

Vacaville Home Appreciation Rates

Vacaville's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Vacaville during the period has been just -1.14%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Vacaville that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Vacaville real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Vacaville appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.04%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 88.31% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Vacaville. Vacaville appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.63%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.70%.

Relative to California, our data show that Vacaville's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% 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 Vacaville differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Vacaville - 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 Vacaville real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,449,000 0.7
$1,087,001 - $1,449,000 1.1
$725,001 - $1,087,000 5.9
$580,001 - $725,000 13.9
$435,001 - $580,000 23.2
$290,001 - $435,000 30.5
$145,001 - $290,000 16.7
$73,001 - $145,000 3.6
$0 - $73,000 4.4

Average for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
9.25698225891446 53.4391534391534

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Vacaville Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q1 - 2017 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q2
73.44% 3.20% 3 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,779 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 55.84
Renters 44.16
Vacant 5.27

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Vacaville HOMES
2000 or Newer 15.4
1970 - 1999 67.4
1940 - 1969 16.0
1939 or Older 1.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 70.3
Townhomes 3.6
Small Apt. Buildings 7.4
Apt. Complexes 15.1
Mobile Homes 3.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.11
1 Bedroom 10.46
2 Bedrooms 21.54
3 Bedrooms 34.73
4 Bedrooms 26.65
5 or more bedrooms 5.50