Miami, FL

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Miami, 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 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

Miami Housing Market Information

With 463,347 people, 164,734 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $319,268, Miami 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 Miami, accounting for 55.76% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Miami include single-family detached homes ( 24.79%), row houses and other attached homes ( 10.04%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.94%). 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.

Miami is dominated by renter-occupied one, two, or no bedrooms apartments. 70.47% of Miami's dwellings are rentals.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Miami's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 38.92% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Miami include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 27.31%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 23.51%). There's also some housing in Miami built before 1939 ( 10.26%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Miami. Fully 16.22% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Miami homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Miami 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.

Miami Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Miami has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Miami real estate appreciated 57.70% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.66%, putting Miami in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Miami 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 Miami that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Miami real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Miami appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.86%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 74.07% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Miami. Miami appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.44%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 5.89%.

Relative to Florida, our data show that Miami's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% 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 Miami differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Miami - 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 Miami real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,357,000 5.7
$1,018,001 - $1,357,000 3.2
$679,001 - $1,018,000 9.3
$543,001 - $679,000 8.1
$407,001 - $543,000 16.1
$271,001 - $407,000 23.5
$136,001 - $271,000 22.4
$68,001 - $136,000 8.3
$0 - $68,000 3.5

High for FL
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
17.2671532846715 27.6595744680851

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Miami 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
174.56% 5.39%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,499 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 29.53
Renters 70.47
Vacant 16.22

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 23.5
1970 - 1999 27.3
1940 - 1969 38.9
1939 or Older 10.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 24.8
Townhomes 10.0
Small Apt. Buildings 8.9
Apt. Complexes 55.8
Mobile Homes 0.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 7.44
1 Bedroom 31.24
2 Bedrooms 37.79
3 Bedrooms 18.31
4 Bedrooms 4.37
5 or more bedrooms 0.85