Sweetwater, FL


Highest Appreciating Sweetwater Neighborhoods Since 2000

Sweetwater, 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

Sweetwater Housing Market Information

With 20,840 people, 5,533 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $163,270, Sweetwater real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Sweetwater, accounting for 33.39% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Sweetwater include row houses and other attached homes ( 26.64%), mobile homes or trailers ( 14.77%), and a few single-family detached homes ( 14.17%). This particular housing mix is relatively uncommon and characteristic of cities that are compact and walkable, and which often have a lively downtown.

People in Sweetwater primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) units, chiefly found in large apartment complexes or high rise apartments. Sweetwater has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater built between 1940-1969 ( 14.14%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 2.27%).

Sweetwater Home Appreciation Rates

Sweetwater's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Sweetwater during the period has been just -1.21%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Sweetwater that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Sweetwater real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Sweetwater appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.46%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 77.64% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Sweetwater. Sweetwater appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.80%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.39%.

Importantly, this makes Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% 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 Sweetwater differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Sweetwater - 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 Sweetwater real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Sweetwater, FL HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,405,000 0.0
$1,053,001 - $1,405,000 0.1
$702,001 - $1,053,000 0.1
$562,001 - $702,000 1.1
$421,001 - $562,000 3.6
$281,001 - $421,000 10.1
$141,001 - $281,000 49.0
$70,001 - $141,000 25.2
$0 - $70,000 10.9

Average for FL
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
44.3572014531818 60.042735042735

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Sweetwater 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
99.56% 4.09% 8 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,716 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 36.56
Renters 63.44
Vacant 5.74

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Sweetwater HOMES
2000 or Newer 2.3
1970 - 1999 83.6
1940 - 1969 14.1
1939 or Older 0.0

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Sweetwater HOMES
Single-Family 14.2
Townhomes 26.6
Small Apt. Buildings 10.9
Apt. Complexes 33.4
Mobile Homes 14.8
Other 0.2

Home Size

SIZE OF Sweetwater HOMES
No Bedroom 1.64
1 Bedroom 13.30
2 Bedrooms 43.15
3 Bedrooms 34.60
4 Bedrooms 6.56
5 or more bedrooms 0.75