Valley Center, CA


Highest Appreciating Valley Center Neighborhoods Since 2000

Valley Center, 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

Valley Center Housing Market Information

With a population of 9,633, 3,079 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $615,622, real estate costs in Valley Center 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 Valley Center, accounting for 85.93% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Valley Center include mobile homes or trailers ( 12.07%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 1.12%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Valley Center. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 79.34% of Valley Center's homes, and 69.54% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Valley Center 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 Valley Center built between 2000 and later ( 27.20%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 15.04%). There's also some housing in Valley Center built before 1939 ( 1.29%).

Valley Center Home Appreciation Rates

Valley Center's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Valley Center during the period has been just -1.38%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Valley Center that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Valley Center real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Valley Center appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.37%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 83.33% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Valley Center. Valley Center appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.68%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.89%.

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

Relative to California, our data show that Valley Center's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Valley Center, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,274,000 2.9
$955,001 - $1,274,000 5.1
$637,001 - $955,000 34.0
$509,001 - $637,000 23.6
$382,001 - $509,000 17.9
$255,001 - $382,000 6.4
$127,001 - $255,000 4.2
$64,001 - $127,000 1.9
$0 - $64,000 4.2

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.68569084729872 28.8359788359788

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Valley Center 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
66.88% 3.01% 3 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,705 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 79.34
Renters 20.66
Vacant 9.57

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Valley Center HOMES
2000 or Newer 27.2
1970 - 1999 56.5
1940 - 1969 15.0
1939 or Older 1.3

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Valley Center HOMES
Single-Family 85.9
Townhomes 0.8
Small Apt. Buildings 0.0
Apt. Complexes 1.1
Mobile Homes 12.1
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF Valley Center HOMES
No Bedroom 1.62
1 Bedroom 7.61
2 Bedrooms 13.66
3 Bedrooms 36.39
4 Bedrooms 33.16
5 or more bedrooms 7.58

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