Delray Beach, FL


Highest Appreciating Delray Beach Neighborhoods Since 2000

Delray Beach, FL 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

Delray Beach Housing Market Information

With a population of 66,255, 27,361 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $233,710, Delray Beach real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Delray Beach, accounting for 36.15% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Delray Beach include single-family detached homes ( 35.96%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 16.34%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 11.08%). Cities with mostly row houses, apartments, and other high density housing types are relatively uncommon, and characteristic of compact cities that frequently have a downtown or other neighborhoods where amenities are within walking distance and a lot of street life can be seen.

People in Delray Beach primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) units, chiefly found in large apartment complexes or high rise apartments. 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 ( 16.89%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 13.26%). There's also some housing in Delray Beach built before 1939 ( 2.39%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Delray Beach. Fully 22.53% 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 -1.21%, which is lower than 70% 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 7.00%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 81.38% 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 1.80%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.39%.

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

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
> $1,378,000 3.6
$1,034,001 - $1,378,000 2.3
$689,001 - $1,034,000 5.2
$551,001 - $689,000 5.6
$414,001 - $551,000 10.5
$276,001 - $414,000 15.0
$138,001 - $276,000 29.3
$69,001 - $138,000 20.2
$0 - $69,000 8.3

High for FL
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
25.1523497011602 36.3247863247863

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Delray Beach 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
115.07% 4.54% 9 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,711 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 61.55
Renters 38.45
Vacant 22.53

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Delray Beach HOMES
2000 or Newer 13.3
1970 - 1999 67.5
1940 - 1969 16.9
1939 or Older 2.4

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Delray Beach HOMES
Single-Family 36.0
Townhomes 11.1
Small Apt. Buildings 16.3
Apt. Complexes 36.2
Mobile Homes 0.4
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF Delray Beach HOMES
No Bedroom 1.01
1 Bedroom 13.71
2 Bedrooms 48.53
3 Bedrooms 27.40
4 Bedrooms 7.79
5 or more bedrooms 1.56