Palestine, TX


Highest Appreciating Palestine Neighborhoods Since 2000

Palestine, 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

Palestine Housing Market Information

With 18,288 people, 6,584 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $93,444, house prices in Palestine are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Palestine, accounting for 75.04% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Palestine include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.39%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.06%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 5.79%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Palestine are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 56.92% owning and 43.08% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Palestine 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 Palestine built between 1940-1969 ( 34.40%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 11.27%). There's also some housing in Palestine built between 2000 and later ( 10.32%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Palestine. Fully 12.91% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Palestine homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Palestine 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.

Palestine Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Palestine has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Palestine real estate appreciated 19.73% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.82%, putting Palestine in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Palestine 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, Palestine's appreciation rate, at 3.76%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Palestine's appreciation rate has been 0.45%, which annualizes to a rate of 1.82%.

Relative to Texas, our data show that Palestine'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 Palestine differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Palestine - 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 Palestine real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,121,000 0.0
$841,001 - $1,121,000 0.0
$561,001 - $841,000 0.0
$449,001 - $561,000 0.8
$336,001 - $449,000 3.3
$224,001 - $336,000 2.7
$112,001 - $224,000 30.1
$56,001 - $112,000 45.4
$0 - $56,000 17.6

Low for TX
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
81.7356146724481 70.2334630350195

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Palestine 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
60.13% 2.77% 3 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,002 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 56.92
Renters 43.08
Vacant 12.91

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Palestine HOMES
2000 or Newer 10.3
1970 - 1999 44.0
1940 - 1969 34.4
1939 or Older 11.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 75.0
Townhomes 0.6
Small Apt. Buildings 6.1
Apt. Complexes 12.4
Mobile Homes 5.8
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.68
1 Bedroom 8.29
2 Bedrooms 31.79
3 Bedrooms 50.19
4 Bedrooms 6.01
5 or more bedrooms 2.05