Gainesville, TX


Highest Appreciating Gainesville Neighborhoods Since 2000

Gainesville, 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

Gainesville Housing Market Information

With 16,292 people, 6,005 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $119,046, house prices in Gainesville are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Gainesville, accounting for 73.65% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Gainesville include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.68%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.36%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.79%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Gainesville are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 51.20% owning and 48.80% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Gainesville's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 44.65% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Gainesville include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 35.67%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 10.97%). There's also some housing in Gainesville built before 1939 ( 8.71%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Gainesville. Fully 12.86% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Gainesville homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Gainesville 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.

Gainesville Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Gainesville has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Gainesville real estate appreciated 22.13% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.02%, putting Gainesville in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Gainesville definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Gainesville's appreciation rate, at 3.94%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Gainesville's appreciation rate has been 0.45%, which annualizes to a rate of 1.82%.

Relative to Texas, our data show that Gainesville's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% 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 Gainesville differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Gainesville - 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 Gainesville real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Gainesville, TX HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,161,000 0.0
$871,001 - $1,161,000 0.0
$580,001 - $871,000 0.4
$464,001 - $580,000 0.8
$348,001 - $464,000 1.9
$232,001 - $348,000 7.6
$116,001 - $232,000 30.9
$58,001 - $116,000 38.1
$0 - $58,000 20.3

Average for TX
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
66.0025782257119 49.9027237354086

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Gainesville 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
67.22% 3.03% 5 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$908 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 51.20
Renters 48.80
Vacant 12.86

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Gainesville HOMES
2000 or Newer 11.0
1970 - 1999 35.7
1940 - 1969 44.7
1939 or Older 8.7

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Gainesville HOMES
Single-Family 73.6
Townhomes 2.5
Small Apt. Buildings 9.4
Apt. Complexes 9.7
Mobile Homes 4.8
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Gainesville HOMES
No Bedroom 0.51
1 Bedroom 12.19
2 Bedrooms 29.43
3 Bedrooms 48.12
4 Bedrooms 8.91
5 or more bedrooms 0.84