Fort Valley, GA


Highest Appreciating Fort Valley Neighborhoods Since 2000

Fort Valley, GA 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

Fort Valley Housing Market Information

With 8,597 people, 2,877 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $93,279, house prices in Fort Valley are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Fort Valley, accounting for 55.69% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Fort Valley include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 22.66%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 17.29%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.09%).

Renters dominate Fort Valley's housing market, and most live in three of four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes.

There is a lot of housing in Fort Valley 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 Fort Valley built between 1940-1969 ( 35.52%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 7.49%). There's also some housing in Fort Valley built before 1939 ( 5.34%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Fort Valley. Fully 12.74% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Fort Valley homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Fort Valley 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.

Fort Valley Home Appreciation Rates

Fort Valley's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Fort Valley during the period has been just -2.09%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Fort Valley appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Fort Valley's appreciation rate has been 2.79%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Fort Valley were at 4.67%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 20.04%.

Importantly, this makes Fort Valley 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 Georgia, our data show that Fort Valley's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in Georgia.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Fort Valley differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Fort Valley - 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 Fort Valley real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $995,000 0.0
$746,001 - $995,000 0.4
$497,001 - $746,000 0.3
$398,001 - $497,000 0.9
$299,001 - $398,000 3.9
$199,001 - $299,000 6.4
$100,001 - $199,000 27.0
$50,001 - $100,000 46.8
$0 - $50,000 14.3

Low for GA
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
81.870385561936 71.2473572938689

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Fort Valley 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
3.85% 0.22% 2 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$744 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 29.02
Renters 70.98
Vacant 12.74

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Fort Valley HOMES
2000 or Newer 7.5
1970 - 1999 51.7
1940 - 1969 35.5
1939 or Older 5.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 55.7
Townhomes 0.3
Small Apt. Buildings 17.3
Apt. Complexes 22.7
Mobile Homes 4.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.88
1 Bedroom 4.70
2 Bedrooms 36.12
3 Bedrooms 38.55
4 Bedrooms 15.47
5 or more bedrooms 1.27