Centereach, NY


Highest Appreciating Centereach Neighborhoods Since 2000

Centereach, NY 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

Centereach Housing Market Information

With a population of 31,778, 9,872 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $355,090, real estate costs in Centereach 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 Centereach, accounting for 87.81% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Centereach include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 5.84%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 4.12%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.23%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Centereach. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 84.92% of Centereach's homes, and 72.71% 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. Centereach's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 54.57% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Centereach include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 34.46%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 8.72%). There's also some housing in Centereach built before 1939 ( 2.25%).

Centereach Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Centereach over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 19.27% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Centereach home appreciation rates at 0.66%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.68%.

Over the last year, Centereach appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Centereach's appreciation rate has been 2.29%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Centereach were at 0.66%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.68%.

Relative to New York, our data show that Centereach's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in New York.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Centereach, NY HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,067,000 0.5
$800,001 - $1,067,000 0.5
$533,001 - $800,000 6.0
$427,001 - $533,000 12.1
$320,001 - $427,000 43.7
$213,001 - $320,000 32.0
$107,001 - $213,000 3.0
$53,001 - $107,000 0.1
$0 - $53,000 2.0

High for NY
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
11.824680651588 27.7216610549944

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Centereach 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
57.93% 2.68% 6 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,827 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 84.92
Renters 15.08
Vacant 4.49

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Centereach HOMES
2000 or Newer 8.7
1970 - 1999 34.5
1940 - 1969 54.6
1939 or Older 2.3

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Centereach HOMES
Single-Family 87.8
Townhomes 2.2
Small Apt. Buildings 4.1
Apt. Complexes 5.8
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Centereach HOMES
No Bedroom 2.10
1 Bedroom 4.63
2 Bedrooms 7.84
3 Bedrooms 40.65
4 Bedrooms 32.05
5 or more bedrooms 12.72