Farmington Hills, MI


Highest Appreciating Farmington Hills Neighborhoods Since 2000

Farmington Hills, MI 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

Farmington Hills Housing Market Information

With a population of 81,330, 34,013 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $261,378, Farmington Hills real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Farmington Hills home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Farmington Hills, accounting for 57.46% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Farmington Hills include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 29.57%), row houses and other attached homes ( 7.18%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 4.53%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Farmington Hills are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 61.94% owning and 38.06% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Farmington Hills 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 Farmington Hills built between 1940-1969 ( 31.78%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 4.30%). There's also some housing in Farmington Hills built before 1939 ( 2.63%).

Farmington Hills Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Farmington Hills's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.71% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Farmington Hills that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Farmington Hills real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Farmington Hills appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.17%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 75.54% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Farmington Hills. Farmington Hills appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.86%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.66%.

Importantly, this makes Farmington Hills 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 Michigan, our data show that Farmington Hills's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Michigan.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Farmington Hills, MI HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,256,000 0.5
$942,001 - $1,256,000 0.4
$628,001 - $942,000 1.6
$502,001 - $628,000 2.0
$377,001 - $502,000 11.6
$251,001 - $377,000 33.4
$126,001 - $251,000 37.5
$63,001 - $126,000 8.8
$0 - $63,000 4.3

Very High for MI
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
20.836751435603 7.37179487179487

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Farmington Hills 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
-2.68% -0.16% 3 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,474 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 61.94
Renters 38.06
Vacant 6.98

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Farmington Hills HOMES
2000 or Newer 4.3
1970 - 1999 61.3
1940 - 1969 31.8
1939 or Older 2.6

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Farmington Hills HOMES
Single-Family 57.5
Townhomes 7.2
Small Apt. Buildings 4.5
Apt. Complexes 29.6
Mobile Homes 1.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Farmington Hills HOMES
No Bedroom 1.92
1 Bedroom 14.94
2 Bedrooms 25.17
3 Bedrooms 27.21
4 Bedrooms 27.75
5 or more bedrooms 3.01