Valley Center, CA Real Estate Market

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 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Valley Center, CA Housing Market Trends

With 9,633 people, 3,169 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $721,377, 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 86.47% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Valley Center include mobile homes or trailers ( 11.49%), 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 79.29% of Valley Center's homes, and 64.29% 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 ( 28.23%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 15.80%). There's also some housing in Valley Center built before 1939 ( 1.74%).

Valley Center Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Valley Center has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Valley Center real estate appreciated 74.44% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 5.72%, putting Valley Center in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Valley Center definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Valley Center's appreciation rate, at 6.05%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Valley Center's appreciation rate has been 1.88%, which annualizes to a rate of 7.75%.

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:
$721,377

Valley Center, CA HOME PRICES

> $1,197,000
4.8%
4.8%
$898,001 - $1,197,000
16.3%
16.3%
$599,001 - $898,000
48.6%
48.6%
$479,001 - $599,000
10.6%
10.6%
$359,001 - $479,000
7.5%
7.5%
$239,001 - $359,000
2.9%
2.9%
$120,001 - $239,000
3.7%
3.7%
$60,001 - $120,000
2.3%
2.3%
$0 - $60,000
3.3%
3.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Very High for Nation

High for CA

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
3,169

Valley Center Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
CA*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q4 - 2021 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q1 - 2021 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q1 - 2021 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q1 - 2021 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q1 - 2021 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q1
106.12% 3.46%
3
8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,615 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
79.3%
79.3%
Renters
20.7%
20.7%
Vacant
6.4%
6.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
28.2%
28.2%
1970 - 1999
54.2%
54.2%
1940 - 1969
15.8%
15.8%
1939 or Older
1.7%
1.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
86.5%
86.5%
Townhomes
0.4%
0.4%
Small Apt. Buildings
0.4%
0.4%
Apt. Complexes
1.1%
1.1%
Mobile Homes
11.5%
11.5%
Other
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
1.8%
1.8%
1 Bedroom
5.6%
5.6%
2 Bedrooms
13.6%
13.6%
3 Bedrooms
38.5%
38.5%
4 Bedrooms
25.8%
25.8%
5 or more bedrooms
14.6%
14.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

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Zip Codes in Valley Center, CA