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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With a population of 50,388, 17,565 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $245,991, Summerville real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Summerville home values aren't among America's most expensive.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Summerville, accounting for 64.71% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Summerville include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 19.23%), mobile homes or trailers ( 7.65%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 4.69%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Summerville are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 63.69% owning and 36.31% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Summerville 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 Summerville built between 2000 and later ( 43.97%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 7.64%). There's also some housing in Summerville built before 1939 ( 2.77%).
Appreciation rates for homes in Summerville have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 16.75%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Summerville house appreciation rate of 1.56%.
NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Summerville's appreciation rate, at 5.75%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Summerville's appreciation rate has been 1.73%, which annualizes to a rate of 7.10%.
Importantly, this makes Summerville 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 Summerville's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in South Carolina.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the town. Individual neighborhoods within Summerville differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Summerville - 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 Summerville real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$959,001 - $1,279,000||0.9|
|$640,001 - $959,000||1.8|
|$512,001 - $640,000||3.8|
|$384,001 - $512,000||9.2|
|$256,001 - $384,000||27.5|
|$128,001 - $256,000||44.2|
|$64,001 - $128,000||6.7|
|$0 - $64,000||5.1|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Summerville HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||44.0|
|1970 - 1999||45.6|
|1940 - 1969||7.6|
|1939 or Older||2.8|
|TYPE OF Summerville HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||4.7|
|SIZE OF Summerville HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||4.67|