Cleveland, OH


Highest Appreciating Cleveland Neighborhoods Since 2000

Cleveland, OH Real Estate Data

Cleveland Housing Market Information

With a population of 388,072, 166,650 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $88,417, house prices in Cleveland are some of the most affordable in Ohio as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Cleveland, accounting for 46.73% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Cleveland include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 26.12%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 19.94%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.63%).

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

The housing in Cleveland was primarily built before 1939 ( 53.88%), making the housing stock in Cleveland some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Cleveland. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 32.35%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 9.69%). There's also some housing in Cleveland built between 2000 and later ( 4.09%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Cleveland. Fully 21.49% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Cleveland homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Cleveland 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.

Cleveland Home Appreciation Rates

Cleveland's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Cleveland during the period has been just -1.65%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Cleveland appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Cleveland's appreciation rate has been 2.68%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Cleveland were at 3.30%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 13.87%.

Importantly, this makes Cleveland 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 Ohio, our data show that Cleveland's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Ohio.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,100,000 0.1
$825,001 - $1,100,000 0.2
$550,001 - $825,000 0.3
$440,001 - $550,000 0.6
$330,001 - $440,000 1.3
$220,001 - $330,000 3.8
$110,001 - $220,000 18.2
$55,001 - $110,000 47.4
$0 - $55,000 28.1

Very Low for OH
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
86.2973590209053 91.4698162729659

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$759 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 42.12
Renters 57.88
Vacant 21.49

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Cleveland HOMES
2000 or Newer 4.1
1970 - 1999 9.7
1940 - 1969 32.3
1939 or Older 53.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 46.7
Townhomes 6.6
Small Apt. Buildings 26.1
Apt. Complexes 19.9
Mobile Homes 0.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.16
1 Bedroom 14.30
2 Bedrooms 35.86
3 Bedrooms 32.73
4 Bedrooms 10.71
5 or more bedrooms 3.24

Cleveland 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
-2.72% -0.16% 2 1
* 10 is highest