Black Mountain NC

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Black Mountain, 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 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Black Mountain Housing Market Information

With 8,148 people, 3,860 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $265,012, Black Mountain real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Black Mountain, accounting for 71.76% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Black Mountain include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 8.88%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.44%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 6.82%).

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

There is a lot of housing in Black Mountain 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 Black Mountain built between 1940-1969 ( 26.22%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 16.76%). There's also some housing in Black Mountain built before 1939 ( 10.85%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Black Mountain. Fully 10.50% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Black Mountain homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Black Mountain 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.

Black Mountain Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Black Mountain has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Black Mountain real estate appreciated 47.74% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.98%, putting Black Mountain in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Black Mountain definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Black Mountain's appreciation rate, at 6.33%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Black Mountain's appreciation rate has been 1.56%, which annualizes to a rate of 6.39%.

Relative to North Carolina, our data show that Black Mountain's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in North Carolina.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Black Mountain, NC HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,263,000 0.0
$947,001 - $1,263,000 1.3
$631,001 - $947,000 4.4
$505,001 - $631,000 7.1
$379,001 - $505,000 16.5
$252,001 - $379,000 28.7
$126,001 - $252,000 28.4
$63,001 - $126,000 9.6
$0 - $63,000 4.0

Very High for NC
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
26.1518248175183 18.9311594202899

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Black Mountain Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q4 - 2020 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q1
120.68% 3.99%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,139 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 61.93
Renters 38.07
Vacant 10.50

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Black Mountain HOMES
2000 or Newer 16.8
1970 - 1999 46.2
1940 - 1969 26.2
1939 or Older 10.9

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Black Mountain HOMES
Single-Family 71.8
Townhomes 4.7
Small Apt. Buildings 7.4
Apt. Complexes 8.9
Mobile Homes 6.8
Other 0.4

Home Size

SIZE OF Black Mountain HOMES
No Bedroom 8.39
1 Bedroom 6.31
2 Bedrooms 34.99
3 Bedrooms 38.91
4 Bedrooms 8.18
5 or more bedrooms 3.22

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Zip Codes in Black Mountain, NC