Sebastian, FL


Highest Appreciating Sebastian Neighborhoods Since 2000

Sebastian, 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

Sebastian Housing Market Information

With 24,007 people, 9,172 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $231,676, Sebastian real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Sebastian, accounting for 87.24% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Sebastian include mobile homes or trailers ( 5.89%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 2.50%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.34%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Sebastian. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 79.83% of Sebastian's homes, and 74.06% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Sebastian 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 Sebastian built between 2000 and later ( 33.08%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 4.40%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Sebastian. Fully 11.22% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Sebastian homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Sebastian 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.

Sebastian Home Appreciation Rates

Sebastian's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Sebastian during the period has been just -1.59%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Sebastian that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Sebastian real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Sebastian appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 14.37%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 99.15% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Sebastian. Sebastian appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 7.07%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 31.44%.

Importantly, this makes Sebastian 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 Sebastian's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% 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 Sebastian differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Sebastian - 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 Sebastian real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,456,000 0.4
$1,092,001 - $1,456,000 0.6
$729,001 - $1,092,000 0.5
$583,001 - $729,000 0.7
$437,001 - $583,000 2.0
$292,001 - $437,000 15.7
$146,001 - $292,000 50.1
$73,001 - $146,000 23.9
$0 - $73,000 6.1

High for FL
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
25.5478729637877 36.965811965812

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Sebastian 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
71.35% 3.17% 5 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,261 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 79.83
Renters 20.17
Vacant 11.22

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Sebastian HOMES
2000 or Newer 33.1
1970 - 1999 62.3
1940 - 1969 4.4
1939 or Older 0.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 87.2
Townhomes 2.3
Small Apt. Buildings 2.5
Apt. Complexes 1.9
Mobile Homes 5.9
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.29
1 Bedroom 1.54
2 Bedrooms 24.11
3 Bedrooms 62.76
4 Bedrooms 11.30
5 or more bedrooms 0.00