Carmel, NY


Highest Appreciating Carmel Neighborhoods Since 2000

Carmel, NY Real Estate Data

Carmel Housing Market Information

With a population of 20,144, 1,806 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $340,953, real estate costs in Carmel are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive New York communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Carmel, accounting for 80.62% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Carmel include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 6.86%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.68%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.83%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Carmel. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 81.62% of Carmel's homes, and 60.06% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

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. Carmel's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 41.51% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Carmel include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 34.23%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 16.10%). There's also some housing in Carmel built between 2000 and later ( 8.16%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Carmel. Fully 12.80% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Carmel homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Carmel 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.

Carmel Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Carmel over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 26.44% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Carmel home appreciation rates at 1.43%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 5.85%.

Over the last year, Carmel appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Carmel's appreciation rate has been 3.98%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Carmel were at 1.43%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 5.85%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,031,000 0.9
$773,001 - $1,031,000 3.3
$515,001 - $773,000 12.8
$412,001 - $515,000 10.0
$309,001 - $412,000 25.6
$206,001 - $309,000 36.3
$103,001 - $206,000 8.7
$52,001 - $103,000 1.1
$0 - $52,000 1.4

High for NY
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
13.2283187913568 28.5072951739618

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,573 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 81.62
Renters 18.38
Vacant 12.80

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.2
1970 - 1999 34.2
1940 - 1969 41.5
1939 or Older 16.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 80.6
Townhomes 5.8
Small Apt. Buildings 6.7
Apt. Complexes 6.9
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.94
1 Bedroom 9.89
2 Bedrooms 25.11
3 Bedrooms 37.83
4 Bedrooms 22.23
5 or more bedrooms 3.00

Carmel Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
27.98% 1.46% 1 3
* 10 is highest