Saint Helena Island, SC


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Saint Helena Island, SC 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.

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Saint Helena Island Housing Market Information

With a population of 10,293, 1,682 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $122,616, house prices in Saint Helena Island are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Saint Helena Island, accounting for 58.01% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Saint Helena Island include mobile homes or trailers ( 37.89%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 2.21%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.62%).

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 79.55% of Saint Helena Island's homes, and 69.31% 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 ( 22.83%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 14.18%). There's also some housing in Saint Helena Island built before 1939 ( 2.32%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Saint Helena Island. Fully 33.14% 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

Saint Helena Island's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Saint Helena Island during the period has been just -1.51%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Saint Helena Island that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Saint Helena Island real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Saint Helena Island appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 11.68%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 96.99% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Saint Helena Island. Saint Helena Island appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.88%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 12.03%.

Importantly, this makes Saint Helena Island 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 South Carolina, our data show that Saint Helena Island's latest annual appreciation rate is higher 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
> $1,111,000 1.2
$834,001 - $1,111,000 2.6
$556,001 - $834,000 10.1
$445,001 - $556,000 9.8
$333,001 - $445,000 10.8
$222,001 - $333,000 6.2
$111,001 - $222,000 27.7
$56,001 - $111,000 14.4
$0 - $56,000 17.1

Average for SC
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
63.98980428923 42.3791821561338

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Saint Helena Island 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
38.45% 1.90% 7 4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,079 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 79.55
Renters 20.45
Vacant 33.14

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Saint Helena Island HOMES
2000 or Newer 22.8
1970 - 1999 60.7
1940 - 1969 14.2
1939 or Older 2.3

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Saint Helena Island HOMES
Single-Family 58.0
Townhomes 1.6
Small Apt. Buildings 0.3
Apt. Complexes 2.2
Mobile Homes 37.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Saint Helena Island HOMES
No Bedroom 0.45
1 Bedroom 2.54
2 Bedrooms 22.36
3 Bedrooms 55.53
4 Bedrooms 13.78
5 or more bedrooms 5.33

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