University City, MO


Highest Appreciating University City Neighborhoods Since 2000

University City, MO 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

University City Housing Market Information

With 35,058 people, 15,985 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $341,240, University City house prices are not only among the most expensive in Missouri, University City real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in University City, accounting for 57.89% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in University City include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 21.85%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 19.03%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.21%).

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

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. University City's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 48.72% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in University City include homes built before 1939 ( 36.50%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 12.64%). There's also some housing in University City built between 2000 and later ( 2.15%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in University City. Fully 10.91% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant University City homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding University City 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.

University City Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in University City's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.26% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, University City's appreciation rate, at 3.63%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, University City's appreciation rate has been 1.03%, which annualizes to a rate of 4.19%.

Relative to Missouri, our data show that University City's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Missouri.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

University City, MO HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,094,000 1.4
$820,001 - $1,094,000 1.2
$547,001 - $820,000 10.2
$437,001 - $547,000 8.2
$328,001 - $437,000 16.8
$219,001 - $328,000 18.2
$109,001 - $219,000 22.0
$55,001 - $109,000 18.0
$0 - $55,000 4.1

Very High for MO
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
12.8149537091293 2.8

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

University City 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
30.54% 1.56% 5 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,260 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 53.13
Renters 46.87
Vacant 10.91

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF University City HOMES
2000 or Newer 2.2
1970 - 1999 12.6
1940 - 1969 48.7
1939 or Older 36.5

Types of Homes

TYPE OF University City HOMES
Single-Family 57.9
Townhomes 1.2
Small Apt. Buildings 21.9
Apt. Complexes 19.0
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF University City HOMES
No Bedroom 0.72
1 Bedroom 14.00
2 Bedrooms 39.64
3 Bedrooms 31.71
4 Bedrooms 10.73
5 or more bedrooms 3.18