Sugarloaf, PA


Highest Appreciating Sugarloaf Neighborhoods Since 2000

Sugarloaf, PA 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

Sugarloaf Housing Market Information

With a population of 6,141, 1,303 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $221,264, Sugarloaf real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Sugarloaf, accounting for 89.23% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Sugarloaf include mobile homes or trailers ( 4.58%), row houses and other attached homes ( 3.08%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 2.69%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Sugarloaf. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 79.33% of Sugarloaf's homes, and 71.39% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Sugarloaf 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 Sugarloaf built between 1940-1969 ( 22.66%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 18.58%). There's also some housing in Sugarloaf built between 2000 and later ( 13.07%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Sugarloaf. Fully 14.06% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Sugarloaf homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Sugarloaf 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.

Sugarloaf Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Sugarloaf's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.12% during the period.

Over the last year, Sugarloaf appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Sugarloaf's appreciation rate has been 2.81%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Sugarloaf were at 2.13%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.80%.

Importantly, this makes Sugarloaf one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the town's near-future real estate investment strength.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,018,000 0.2
$763,001 - $1,018,000 0.5
$508,001 - $763,000 2.5
$407,001 - $508,000 3.4
$305,001 - $407,000 13.4
$203,001 - $305,000 22.1
$102,001 - $203,000 36.2
$51,001 - $102,000 13.1
$0 - $51,000 8.5

Very High for PA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
27.4698230399625 16.5217391304348

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Sugarloaf 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
46.63% 2.24% 6 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,209 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 79.33
Renters 20.67
Vacant 14.06

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Sugarloaf HOMES
2000 or Newer 13.1
1970 - 1999 45.7
1940 - 1969 22.7
1939 or Older 18.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 89.2
Townhomes 3.1
Small Apt. Buildings 2.7
Apt. Complexes 0.4
Mobile Homes 4.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.14
1 Bedroom 2.67
2 Bedrooms 19.46
3 Bedrooms 47.87
4 Bedrooms 23.52
5 or more bedrooms 6.34