Riviera Beach, FL


Riviera 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 Q2 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Riviera Beach Housing Market Information

With 34,244 people, 11,475 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $173,196, Riviera Beach real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Riviera Beach, accounting for 44.61% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Riviera Beach include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 35.17%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.39%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.27%).

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

There is a lot of housing in Riviera 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 Riviera Beach built between 1940-1969 ( 30.13%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 26.67%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Riviera Beach. Fully 30.56% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Riviera Beach homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Riviera 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.

Riviera Beach Home Appreciation Rates

Riviera Beach's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Riviera Beach during the period has been just -0.27%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Riviera Beach that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Riviera Beach real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Riviera Beach appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.27%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 96.01% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Riviera Beach. Riviera Beach appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.73%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.12%.

Relative to Florida, our data show that Riviera Beach'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 Riviera Beach differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Riviera 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 Riviera Beach real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Riviera Beach, FL HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,456,000 2.7
$1,092,001 - $1,456,000 0.9
$728,001 - $1,092,000 3.4
$582,001 - $728,000 4.4
$437,001 - $582,000 4.4
$291,001 - $437,000 12.3
$146,001 - $291,000 25.2
$73,001 - $146,000 32.0
$0 - $73,000 14.8

Low for FL
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
44.829197080292 61.9148936170213

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Riviera Beach Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q1 - 2018 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q2
94.75% 3.67%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,501 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.52
Renters 45.48
Vacant 30.56

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Riviera Beach HOMES
2000 or Newer 26.7
1970 - 1999 42.3
1940 - 1969 30.1
1939 or Older 0.9

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Riviera Beach HOMES
Single-Family 44.6
Townhomes 6.3
Small Apt. Buildings 11.4
Apt. Complexes 35.2
Mobile Homes 2.4
Other 0.2

Home Size

SIZE OF Riviera Beach HOMES
No Bedroom 2.62
1 Bedroom 8.39
2 Bedrooms 40.87
3 Bedrooms 39.96
4 Bedrooms 6.82
5 or more bedrooms 1.34