Delray Beach, FL


Highest Appreciating Delray Beach Neighborhoods Since 2000

Delray Beach, FL Real Estate Data

Delray Beach Housing Market Information

With 66,255 people, 26,554 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $305,497, Delray Beach real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Delray Beach, accounting for 36.70% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Delray Beach include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 36.13%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 15.85%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 10.62%).

People in Delray Beach primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Delray Beach has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Delray Beach 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 Delray Beach built between 1940-1969 ( 17.49%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 12.52%). There's also some housing in Delray Beach built before 1939 ( 2.38%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Delray Beach. Fully 22.94% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Delray Beach homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Delray Beach 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.

Delray Beach Home Appreciation Rates

Delray Beach's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Delray Beach during the period has been just -1.39%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Delray Beach that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Delray Beach real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Delray Beach appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.56%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 94.11% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Delray Beach. Delray Beach appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.59%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.76%.

Relative to Florida, our data show that Delray Beach's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in Florida.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Delray Beach differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Delray Beach - 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 Delray Beach real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Delray Beach, FL HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,467,000 3.6
$1,100,001 - $1,467,000 2.0
$734,001 - $1,100,000 5.7
$587,001 - $734,000 4.9
$440,001 - $587,000 10.1
$293,001 - $440,000 14.7
$147,001 - $293,000 28.4
$73,001 - $147,000 21.8
$0 - $73,000 8.9

High for FL
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
16.3553317327399 28.6324786324786

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,671 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 63.05
Renters 36.95
Vacant 22.94

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Delray Beach HOMES
2000 or Newer 12.5
1970 - 1999 67.6
1940 - 1969 17.5
1939 or Older 2.4

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Delray Beach HOMES
Single-Family 36.7
Townhomes 10.6
Small Apt. Buildings 15.8
Apt. Complexes 36.1
Mobile Homes 0.7
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Delray Beach HOMES
No Bedroom 1.19
1 Bedroom 13.11
2 Bedrooms 48.38
3 Bedrooms 28.33
4 Bedrooms 7.33
5 or more bedrooms 1.66

Delray Beach Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
113.37% 4.56% 9 10
* 10 is highest