Largo, FL 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 Q2 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

Largo, FL Housing Market Trends

With 84,948 people, 36,970 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $208,020, Largo real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Largo, accounting for 32.52% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Largo include single-family detached homes ( 28.29%), mobile homes or trailers ( 26.53%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.99%). Cities that are predominantly high-density buildings are relatively uncommon in the US. Because of the density, these types of cities are often walkable and compact, and often have a lively downtown.

People in Largo primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) units, chiefly found in large apartment complexes or high rise apartments. Largo has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Largo 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 Largo built between 1940-1969 ( 22.76%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 8.38%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Largo. Fully 21.16% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Largo homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Largo 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.

Largo Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Largo has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Largo real estate appreciated 130.04% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 8.69%, putting Largo in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Largo 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 Largo that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Largo real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Largo appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 13.29%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 90.43% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Largo. Largo appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 4.06%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 17.24%.

Importantly, this makes Largo 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 Largo's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% 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 Largo differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Largo - 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 Largo real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$208,020

Largo, FL HOME PRICES

> $1,370,000
0.8%
0.8%
$1,027,001 - $1,370,000
0.6%
0.6%
$685,001 - $1,027,000
1.5%
1.5%
$548,001 - $685,000
1.6%
1.6%
$411,001 - $548,000
7.1%
7.1%
$274,001 - $411,000
20.0%
20.0%
$137,001 - $274,000
27.4%
27.4%
$69,001 - $137,000
17.5%
17.5%
$0 - $69,000
23.6%
23.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Average for Nation

Low for FL

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
36,970

Largo Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
FL*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q1 - 2021 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q2
142.59% 4.21%
6
9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,661 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
57.9%
57.9%
Renters
42.1%
42.1%
Vacant
21.2%
21.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
8.4%
8.4%
1970 - 1999
68.2%
68.2%
1940 - 1969
22.8%
22.8%
1939 or Older
0.7%
0.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
28.3%
28.3%
Townhomes
5.5%
5.5%
Small Apt. Buildings
7.0%
7.0%
Apt. Complexes
32.5%
32.5%
Mobile Homes
26.5%
26.5%
Other
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
3.0%
3.0%
1 Bedroom
18.5%
18.5%
2 Bedrooms
51.0%
51.0%
3 Bedrooms
20.6%
20.6%
4 Bedrooms
5.7%
5.7%
5 or more bedrooms
1.2%
1.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES