San Antonio, TX


Highest Appreciating San Antonio Neighborhoods Since 2000

San Antonio, 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 Q3 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

San Antonio Housing Market Information

With a population of 1,469,845, 488,645 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $139,617, house prices in San Antonio are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in San Antonio, accounting for 63.61% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in San Antonio include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 25.92%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.24%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.62%).

The most prevalent building size and type in San Antonio are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 53.51% owning and 46.49% renting.

There is a lot of housing in San Antonio 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 San Antonio built between 1940-1969 ( 26.90%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 20.40%). There's also some housing in San Antonio built before 1939 ( 5.66%).

San Antonio Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, San Antonio has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. San Antonio real estate appreciated 33.09% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.90%, putting San Antonio in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, San Antonio 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 San Antonio that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, San Antonio real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, San Antonio appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.07%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 77.09% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in San Antonio. San Antonio appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.17%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.78%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,283,000 0.3
$962,001 - $1,283,000 0.4
$642,001 - $962,000 1.4
$513,001 - $642,000 1.4
$385,001 - $513,000 3.4
$256,001 - $385,000 10.7
$128,001 - $256,000 36.4
$64,001 - $128,000 35.0
$0 - $64,000 11.2

Average for TX
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
57.389191404649 40.8560311284047

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

San Antonio Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q2 - 2017 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q3
95.47% 3.85% 8 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,172 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 53.51
Renters 46.49
Vacant 8.69

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF San Antonio HOMES
2000 or Newer 20.4
1970 - 1999 47.0
1940 - 1969 26.9
1939 or Older 5.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 63.6
Townhomes 2.6
Small Apt. Buildings 6.2
Apt. Complexes 25.9
Mobile Homes 1.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.39
1 Bedroom 16.62
2 Bedrooms 24.48
3 Bedrooms 39.03
4 Bedrooms 15.15
5 or more bedrooms 2.32