Wildwood, FL Real Estate Market

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 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Wildwood, FL Housing Market Trends

With a population of 7,276, 2,896 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $336,029, Wildwood real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Wildwood, accounting for 49.43% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Wildwood include mobile homes or trailers ( 28.32%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.75%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.48%).

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

Wildwood homes and real estate are some of the newest in America. 56.09% of Wildwood's housing was built since 2000, making the city have a very new look and feel. If you like the amenities of newer homes and subdivisions, then you will probably like what the Wildwood real estate market has to offer. Quite a bit of the housing here was also built between 1970-1999 ( 30.93%), and between 1940-1969 ( 9.65%). There's also some housing in Wildwood built before 1939 ( 3.32%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Wildwood. Fully 21.90% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Wildwood homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Wildwood 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.

Wildwood Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Wildwood has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Wildwood real estate appreciated 69.53% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 5.42%, putting Wildwood in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Wildwood definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Wildwood appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Wildwood's appreciation rate has been 3.39%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Wildwood were at 1.34%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 5.49%.

Notably, Wildwood's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

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

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$336,029

Wildwood, FL HOME PRICES

> $1,156,000
0.1%
0.1%
$867,001 - $1,156,000
1.6%
1.6%
$578,001 - $867,000
8.3%
8.3%
$462,001 - $578,000
6.9%
6.9%
$347,001 - $462,000
17.6%
17.6%
$231,001 - $347,000
24.9%
24.9%
$116,001 - $231,000
15.5%
15.5%
$58,001 - $116,000
11.9%
11.9%
$0 - $58,000
13.1%
13.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

High for Nation

High for FL

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
2,896

Wildwood Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
FL*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q1 - 2021 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q2
135.79% 4.07%
5
9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,905 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
58.9%
58.9%
Renters
41.1%
41.1%
Vacant
21.9%
21.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
56.1%
56.1%
1970 - 1999
30.9%
30.9%
1940 - 1969
9.7%
9.7%
1939 or Older
3.3%
3.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
49.4%
49.4%
Townhomes
2.0%
2.0%
Small Apt. Buildings
3.5%
3.5%
Apt. Complexes
16.7%
16.7%
Mobile Homes
28.3%
28.3%
Other
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
3.4%
3.4%
1 Bedroom
11.6%
11.6%
2 Bedrooms
37.7%
37.7%
3 Bedrooms
39.4%
39.4%
4 Bedrooms
7.1%
7.1%
5 or more bedrooms
0.8%
0.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES