Mount Airy, MD


Highest Appreciating Mount Airy Neighborhoods Since 2000

Mount Airy, 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

Mount Airy Housing Market Information

With 9,380 people, 3,159 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $409,035, real estate costs in Mount Airy are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Maryland communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Mount Airy, accounting for 69.93% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Mount Airy include row houses and other attached homes ( 25.33%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 3.86%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Mount Airy. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 86.66% of Mount Airy's homes, and 77.84% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy built between 2000 and later ( 32.64%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 8.76%). There's also some housing in Mount Airy built before 1939 ( 7.69%).

Mount Airy Home Appreciation Rates

Mount Airy's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Mount Airy during the period has been just -1.95%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Mount Airy appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Mount Airy's appreciation rate has been 0.19%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Mount Airy were at -0.38%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -1.52%.

Relative to Maryland, our data show that Mount Airy's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% 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 town. Individual neighborhoods within Mount Airy differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Mount Airy - 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 Mount Airy real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,057,000 0.5
$793,001 - $1,057,000 1.0
$529,001 - $793,000 17.4
$423,001 - $529,000 23.5
$317,001 - $423,000 24.2
$211,001 - $317,000 24.5
$106,001 - $211,000 5.6
$53,001 - $106,000 0.6
$0 - $53,000 2.8

High for MD
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
9.06480721903199 20.6106870229008

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Mount Airy 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
62.88% 2.87% 6 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,393 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 86.66
Renters 13.34
Vacant 0.85

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 32.6
1970 - 1999 50.9
1940 - 1969 8.8
1939 or Older 7.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 69.9
Townhomes 25.3
Small Apt. Buildings 0.9
Apt. Complexes 3.9
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.29
1 Bedroom 0.82
2 Bedrooms 14.91
3 Bedrooms 41.02
4 Bedrooms 36.82
5 or more bedrooms 5.15