Dallas, TX


Highest Appreciating Dallas Neighborhoods Since 2000

Dallas, 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

Dallas Housing Market Information

With a population of 1,300,092, 477,249 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $149,809, Dallas real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Dallas, accounting for 44.60% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Dallas include single-family detached homes ( 44.56%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.01%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.68%). Cities that are predominantly high-density buildings are relatively uncommon in the US. Because of the density, these types of cities are often walkable and compact, and often have a lively downtown.

People in Dallas primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) units, chiefly found in large apartment complexes or high rise apartments. Dallas has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Dallas 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 Dallas built between 1940-1969 ( 33.67%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 14.24%). There's also some housing in Dallas built before 1939 ( 5.80%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Dallas. Fully 10.55% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Dallas homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Dallas 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.

Dallas Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Dallas has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Dallas real estate appreciated 41.74% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.55%, putting Dallas in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Dallas definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Dallas that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Dallas real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Dallas appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.14%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 91.16% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Dallas. Dallas appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.35%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.75%.

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

Relative to Texas, our data show that Dallas's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% 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 Dallas differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Dallas - 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 Dallas real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,320,000 1.9
$990,001 - $1,320,000 1.5
$660,001 - $990,000 3.9
$528,001 - $660,000 4.1
$396,001 - $528,000 7.2
$264,001 - $396,000 11.1
$132,001 - $264,000 26.8
$66,001 - $132,000 32.3
$0 - $66,000 11.1

High for TX
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
50.0761748505801 33.6575875486381

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Dallas 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
83.76% 3.59% 8 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,130 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 41.68
Renters 58.32
Vacant 10.55

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 14.2
1970 - 1999 46.3
1940 - 1969 33.7
1939 or Older 5.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 44.6
Townhomes 3.7
Small Apt. Buildings 6.0
Apt. Complexes 44.6
Mobile Homes 1.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.08
1 Bedroom 26.68
2 Bedrooms 29.83
3 Bedrooms 28.51
4 Bedrooms 9.99
5 or more bedrooms 1.91