Belmont, NC


Highest Appreciating Belmont Neighborhoods Since 2000

Belmont, NC 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

Belmont Housing Market Information

With 10,533 people, 4,136 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $245,989, Belmont real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Belmont home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Belmont, accounting for 74.99% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Belmont include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 10.09%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.05%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 5.98%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Belmont are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 62.79% owning and 37.21% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Belmont 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 Belmont built between 1940-1969 ( 27.29%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 23.07%). There's also some housing in Belmont built before 1939 ( 14.55%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Belmont. Fully 11.00% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Belmont homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Belmont 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.

Belmont Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Belmont have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 8.48%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Belmont house appreciation rate of 0.82%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Belmont that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Belmont real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Belmont appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.20%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 75.75% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Belmont. Belmont appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.88%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.72%.

Importantly, this makes Belmont 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 North Carolina, our data show that Belmont's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in North Carolina.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,165,000 1.4
$874,001 - $1,165,000 0.8
$583,001 - $874,000 2.4
$466,001 - $583,000 4.6
$349,001 - $466,000 8.5
$233,001 - $349,000 14.4
$117,001 - $233,000 39.2
$59,001 - $117,000 18.8
$0 - $59,000 9.8

Very High for NC
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
23.1630141802414 14.3375680580762

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Belmont 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
32.01% 1.62% 7 4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,058 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 62.79
Renters 37.21
Vacant 11.00

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 23.1
1970 - 1999 35.1
1940 - 1969 27.3
1939 or Older 14.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 75.0
Townhomes 2.9
Small Apt. Buildings 6.0
Apt. Complexes 10.1
Mobile Homes 6.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.08
1 Bedroom 7.30
2 Bedrooms 31.18
3 Bedrooms 39.92
4 Bedrooms 12.67
5 or more bedrooms 5.85