Seminole, FL


Highest Appreciating Seminole Neighborhoods Since 2000

Seminole, FL Real Estate Data

Seminole Housing Market Information

With a population of 18,153, 8,249 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $192,860, Seminole real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Seminole, accounting for 40.47% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Seminole include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 40.03%), mobile homes or trailers ( 11.29%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.26%).

Dwellings in Seminole tend to be quite small (one, two, or no bedrooms) and owner occupied. In fact, 64.99% of the homes in Seminole have two or fewer bedrooms.

There is a lot of housing in Seminole 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 Seminole built between 1940-1969 ( 25.49%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 10.80%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Seminole. Fully 19.80% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Seminole homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Seminole 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.

Seminole Home Appreciation Rates

Seminole's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Seminole during the period has been just -1.88%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Seminole that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Seminole real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Seminole appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.49%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 96.86% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Seminole. Seminole appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 3.75%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 15.85%.

Importantly, this makes Seminole 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 Seminole'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 city. Individual neighborhoods within Seminole differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Seminole - 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 Seminole real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,363,000 0.3
$1,022,001 - $1,363,000 1.3
$682,001 - $1,022,000 1.9
$545,001 - $682,000 2.4
$409,001 - $545,000 4.7
$273,001 - $409,000 14.7
$136,001 - $273,000 42.0
$68,001 - $136,000 17.8
$0 - $68,000 14.9

Average for FL
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
34.9358786672132 50.8547008547009

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,497 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 74.57
Renters 25.43
Vacant 19.80

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 10.8
1970 - 1999 63.4
1940 - 1969 25.5
1939 or Older 0.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 40.5
Townhomes 4.3
Small Apt. Buildings 3.4
Apt. Complexes 40.0
Mobile Homes 11.3
Other 0.6

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.99
1 Bedroom 18.00
2 Bedrooms 44.00
3 Bedrooms 25.87
4 Bedrooms 8.05
5 or more bedrooms 1.09

Seminole Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
64.89% 2.99% 5 8
* 10 is highest