Saint Helena Island, SC


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Saint Helena Island, SC Real Estate Data

Saint Helena Island Housing Market Information

With a population of 10,293, 1,644 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $226,580, Saint Helena Island real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Saint Helena Island home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Saint Helena Island, accounting for 56.30% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Saint Helena Island include mobile homes or trailers ( 39.21%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 2.39%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.80%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Saint Helena Island. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 79.47% of Saint Helena Island's homes, and 70.20% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Saint Helena Island 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 Saint Helena Island built between 2000 and later ( 23.65%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 14.06%). There's also some housing in Saint Helena Island built before 1939 ( 2.39%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Saint Helena Island. Fully 35.25% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Saint Helena Island homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Saint Helena Island 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.

Saint Helena Island Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Saint Helena Island over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 23.70% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Saint Helena Island home appreciation rates at -0.36%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -1.42%.

Over the last year, Saint Helena Island appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Saint Helena Island's appreciation rate has been -2.25%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Saint Helena Island were at -0.36%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -1.42%.

Notably, Saint Helena Island's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to South Carolina, our data show that Saint Helena Island's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in South Carolina.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Saint Helena Island, SC HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $980,000 1.7
$735,001 - $980,000 2.8
$490,001 - $735,000 12.7
$392,001 - $490,000 8.2
$294,001 - $392,000 10.9
$196,001 - $294,000 8.6
$98,001 - $196,000 24.3
$49,001 - $98,000 16.6
$0 - $49,000 14.1

Very High for SC
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
27.2178954148855 10.0371747211896

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,028 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 79.47
Renters 20.53
Vacant 35.25

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Saint Helena Island HOMES
2000 or Newer 23.7
1970 - 1999 59.9
1940 - 1969 14.1
1939 or Older 2.4

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Saint Helena Island HOMES
Single-Family 56.3
Townhomes 1.8
Small Apt. Buildings 0.3
Apt. Complexes 2.4
Mobile Homes 39.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Saint Helena Island HOMES
No Bedroom 0.44
1 Bedroom 2.46
2 Bedrooms 21.86
3 Bedrooms 56.71
4 Bedrooms 13.48
5 or more bedrooms 5.04

Saint Helena Island 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
21.96% 1.17% 2 2
* 10 is highest

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