Dobbs Ferry, NY


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Dobbs Ferry, 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

Dobbs Ferry Housing Market Information

With a population of 11,131, 3,685 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $700,286, Dobbs Ferry house prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, Dobbs Ferry 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 Dobbs Ferry, accounting for 40.16% of the village's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Dobbs Ferry include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 26.87%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 23.36%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 9.62%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Dobbs Ferry are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The village has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.50% owning and 45.50% renting.

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. Dobbs Ferry's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 49.80% of the village's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Dobbs Ferry include homes built before 1939 ( 29.36%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 16.59%). There's also some housing in Dobbs Ferry built between 2000 and later ( 4.25%).

Dobbs Ferry Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Dobbs Ferry have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 4.62%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Dobbs Ferry house appreciation rate of 0.45%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Dobbs Ferry's appreciation rate, at 4.33%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Dobbs Ferry's appreciation rate has been 0.66%, which annualizes to a rate of 2.68%.

Relative to New York, our data show that Dobbs Ferry's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in New York.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,163,000 8.0
$873,001 - $1,163,000 14.6
$582,001 - $873,000 39.9
$466,001 - $582,000 13.3
$349,001 - $466,000 7.7
$233,001 - $349,000 11.3
$116,001 - $233,000 2.5
$58,001 - $116,000 0.2
$0 - $58,000 2.5

Very High for NY
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
2.6485409586312 7.74410774410774

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Dobbs Ferry 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
77.21% 3.37% 9 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,389 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.50
Renters 45.50
Vacant 3.41

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Dobbs Ferry HOMES
2000 or Newer 4.2
1970 - 1999 16.6
1940 - 1969 49.8
1939 or Older 29.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 40.2
Townhomes 9.6
Small Apt. Buildings 26.9
Apt. Complexes 23.4
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 4.90
1 Bedroom 14.91
2 Bedrooms 24.80
3 Bedrooms 35.60
4 Bedrooms 16.51
5 or more bedrooms 3.28

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