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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With a population of 29,472, 16,002 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $263,945, Groton real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Groton, accounting for 45.51% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Groton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 25.00%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 17.87%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 8.59%).
People in Groton primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Groton has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.
There is a lot of housing in Groton 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 Groton built between 1940-1969 ( 30.99%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 15.26%). There's also some housing in Groton built between 2000 and later ( 13.45%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Groton. Fully 11.46% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Groton homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Groton 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.
Groton's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Groton during the period has been just -0.22%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Groton that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Groton real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Groton appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.24%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 77.02% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Groton. Groton appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 3.39%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 14.28%.
Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Groton's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.
Relative to Connecticut, our data show that Groton's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Connecticut.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the town. Individual neighborhoods within Groton differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Groton - 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 Groton real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$876,001 - $1,167,000||3.3|
|$584,001 - $876,000||7.9|
|$467,001 - $584,000||7.2|
|$350,001 - $467,000||14.7|
|$233,001 - $350,000||27.1|
|$117,001 - $233,000||28.7|
|$59,001 - $117,000||4.2|
|$0 - $59,000||5.2|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
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
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Groton HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||13.4|
|1970 - 1999||40.3|
|1940 - 1969||31.0|
|1939 or Older||15.3|
|TYPE OF Groton HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||17.9|
|SIZE OF Groton HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||1.92|