Alamo, TX


Highest Appreciating Alamo Neighborhoods Since 2000

Alamo, TX 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

Alamo Housing Market Information

With a population of 19,246, 5,860 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $59,148, house prices in Alamo are some of the most affordable in Texas as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Alamo, accounting for 55.57% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Alamo include mobile homes or trailers ( 29.50%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.43%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.39%).

Dwellings in Alamo tend to be quite small (one, two, or no bedrooms) and owner occupied. In fact, 56.03% of the homes in Alamo have two or fewer bedrooms.

There is a lot of housing in Alamo 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 Alamo built between 2000 and later ( 26.32%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 8.52%). There's also some housing in Alamo built before 1939 ( 2.14%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Alamo. Fully 21.27% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Alamo homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Alamo 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.

Alamo Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Alamo have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 8.06%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Alamo house appreciation rate of 0.78%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Alamo's appreciation rate, at 4.86%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Alamo's appreciation rate has been -0.31%, which annualizes to a rate of -1.23%.

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

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,090,000 0.0
$818,001 - $1,090,000 0.0
$545,001 - $818,000 0.0
$436,001 - $545,000 0.0
$327,001 - $436,000 0.3
$218,001 - $327,000 2.3
$109,001 - $218,000 23.0
$54,001 - $109,000 30.5
$0 - $54,000 43.8

Very Low for TX
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
98.2421188327669 95.7198443579767

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Alamo 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
42.02% 2.05% 1 5
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$640 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 73.13
Renters 26.87
Vacant 21.27

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 26.3
1970 - 1999 63.0
1940 - 1969 8.5
1939 or Older 2.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 55.6
Townhomes 1.1
Small Apt. Buildings 3.4
Apt. Complexes 7.4
Mobile Homes 29.5
Other 3.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.03
1 Bedroom 14.67
2 Bedrooms 39.33
3 Bedrooms 34.29
4 Bedrooms 9.03
5 or more bedrooms 0.66