Royal Palm Beach, FL


Highest Appreciating Royal Palm Beach Neighborhoods Since 2000

Royal Palm 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

Royal Palm Beach Housing Market Information

With a population of 37,633, 11,354 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $263,922, Royal Palm 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 Royal Palm Beach, accounting for 70.82% of the village's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Royal Palm Beach include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.68%), row houses and other attached homes ( 7.42%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.37%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Royal Palm Beach. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 77.09% of Royal Palm Beach's homes, and 73.41% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Royal Palm 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 Royal Palm Beach built between 2000 and later ( 34.23%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 2.16%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Royal Palm Beach. Fully 10.62% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Royal Palm Beach homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Royal Palm 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.

Royal Palm Beach Home Appreciation Rates

Royal Palm Beach's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Royal Palm Beach during the period has been just -1.85%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Royal Palm Beach that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Royal Palm Beach real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Royal Palm Beach appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.75%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 89.83% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Royal Palm Beach. Royal Palm Beach appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.80%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.39%.

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

Relative to Florida, our data show that Royal Palm Beach's latest annual appreciation rate is higher 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 village. Individual neighborhoods within Royal Palm Beach differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Royal Palm 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 Royal Palm Beach real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Royal Palm Beach, FL HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,446,000 0.7
$1,085,001 - $1,446,000 0.2
$724,001 - $1,085,000 1.6
$579,001 - $724,000 2.0
$434,001 - $579,000 16.1
$290,001 - $434,000 23.7
$145,001 - $290,000 42.9
$72,001 - $145,000 9.3
$0 - $72,000 3.4

High for FL
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
20.5554904488457 30.5555555555556

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Royal Palm 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
98.82% 4.06% 8 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,708 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 77.09
Renters 22.91
Vacant 10.62

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Royal Palm Beach HOMES
2000 or Newer 34.2
1970 - 1999 63.6
1940 - 1969 2.2
1939 or Older 0.0

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Royal Palm Beach HOMES
Single-Family 70.8
Townhomes 7.4
Small Apt. Buildings 5.4
Apt. Complexes 15.7
Mobile Homes 0.7
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Royal Palm Beach HOMES
No Bedroom 0.09
1 Bedroom 1.75
2 Bedrooms 19.49
3 Bedrooms 52.75
4 Bedrooms 20.66
5 or more bedrooms 5.26