Yucca Valley, CA

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Yucca Valley, 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 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Yucca Valley Housing Market Information

With a population of 21,748, 8,721 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $217,204, Yucca Valley real estate values are some of the lowest in California, although compared to real estate around the nation, Yucca Valley homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Yucca Valley, accounting for 75.83% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Yucca Valley include mobile homes or trailers ( 9.67%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.55%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 3.14%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Yucca Valley are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 61.90% owning and 38.10% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Yucca Valley 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 Yucca Valley built between 1940-1969 ( 23.38%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 22.79%). There's also some housing in Yucca Valley built before 1939 ( 1.23%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Yucca Valley. Fully 11.87% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Yucca Valley homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Yucca Valley real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Yucca Valley Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Yucca Valley has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Yucca Valley real estate appreciated 38.97% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.35%, putting Yucca Valley in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Yucca Valley definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Yucca Valley that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Yucca Valley real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Yucca Valley appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.04%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 87.71% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Yucca Valley. Yucca Valley appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.52%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.11%.

Relative to California, our data show that Yucca Valley's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% 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 town. Individual neighborhoods within Yucca Valley differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Yucca Valley - 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 Yucca Valley real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Yucca Valley, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,414,000 0.4
$1,060,001 - $1,414,000 0.7
$707,001 - $1,060,000 0.6
$565,001 - $707,000 2.8
$424,001 - $565,000 8.7
$283,001 - $424,000 19.2
$142,001 - $283,000 39.5
$70,001 - $142,000 13.8
$0 - $70,000 14.2

Very Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
33.2613138686131 86.2385321100918

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Yucca Valley Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
124.25% 4.28%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,184 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 61.90
Renters 38.10
Vacant 11.87

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Yucca Valley HOMES
2000 or Newer 22.8
1970 - 1999 52.6
1940 - 1969 23.4
1939 or Older 1.2

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Yucca Valley HOMES
Single-Family 75.8
Townhomes 2.2
Small Apt. Buildings 8.5
Apt. Complexes 3.1
Mobile Homes 9.7
Other 0.6

Home Size

SIZE OF Yucca Valley HOMES
No Bedroom 1.83
1 Bedroom 6.62
2 Bedrooms 39.18
3 Bedrooms 42.88
4 Bedrooms 8.42
5 or more bedrooms 1.08

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