District Heights, MD


Highest Appreciating District Heights Neighborhoods Since 2000

District Heights, MD 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

District Heights Housing Market Information

With 6,144 people, 1,988 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $271,970, District Heights real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in District Heights, accounting for 66.27% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in District Heights include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.14%), row houses and other attached homes ( 7.41%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.18%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in District Heights. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 66.70% of District Heights's homes, and 68.98% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. District Heights's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 77.53% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in District Heights include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 17.58%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 4.32%).

District Heights Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in District Heights over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 20.61% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows District Heights home appreciation rates at -0.17%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -0.70%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in District Heights that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, District Heights real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, District Heights appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.02%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 86.81% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in District Heights. District Heights appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at -0.17%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -0.70%.

Relative to Maryland, our data show that District Heights's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Maryland.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

District Heights, MD HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,278,000 0.5
$958,001 - $1,278,000 0.0
$640,001 - $958,000 0.7
$511,001 - $640,000 0.2
$383,001 - $511,000 9.6
$256,001 - $383,000 39.6
$128,001 - $256,000 38.1
$64,001 - $128,000 5.2
$0 - $64,000 6.1

Average for MD
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
19.5183405601781 57.6335877862595

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

District Heights 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
64.41% 2.92% 7 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,244 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 66.70
Renters 33.30
Vacant 5.56

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF District Heights HOMES
2000 or Newer 0.6
1970 - 1999 17.6
1940 - 1969 77.5
1939 or Older 4.3

Types of Homes

TYPE OF District Heights HOMES
Single-Family 66.3
Townhomes 7.4
Small Apt. Buildings 6.2
Apt. Complexes 20.1
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF District Heights HOMES
No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 8.31
2 Bedrooms 15.01
3 Bedrooms 38.00
4 Bedrooms 30.97
5 or more bedrooms 7.70