Harrisonburg VA

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Harrisonburg, VA 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 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Harrisonburg Housing Market Information

With 53,016 people, 16,768 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $230,740, Harrisonburg real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Harrisonburg, accounting for 35.92% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Harrisonburg include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 27.44%), row houses and other attached homes ( 23.25%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.93%).

Renters dominate Harrisonburg's housing market, and most live in three of four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes.

There is a lot of housing in Harrisonburg 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 Harrisonburg built between 2000 and later ( 25.00%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 16.82%). There's also some housing in Harrisonburg built before 1939 ( 8.53%).

Harrisonburg Home Appreciation Rates

Some of the lowest real estate appreciation rates in America over the last ten years have been in Harrisonburg, where house values have increased just 7.86%, which is annualized rate of 0.76%. This rate is lower than the appreciation rate found in 90% of the cities and towns in America.

Over the last year, Harrisonburg appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Harrisonburg's appreciation rate has been 2.51%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Harrisonburg were at -0.97%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -3.82%.

Notably, Harrisonburg's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Virginia, our data show that Harrisonburg's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Virginia.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Harrisonburg, VA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,105,000 0.3
$828,001 - $1,105,000 0.2
$552,001 - $828,000 1.9
$442,001 - $552,000 3.4
$331,001 - $442,000 16.9
$221,001 - $331,000 34.8
$110,001 - $221,000 32.3
$55,001 - $110,000 5.3
$0 - $55,000 4.8

Average for VA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
33.4248175182482 43.2506887052342

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Harrisonburg Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
60.53% 2.31%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,182 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 32.86
Renters 67.14
Vacant 7.80

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Harrisonburg HOMES
2000 or Newer 25.0
1970 - 1999 49.6
1940 - 1969 16.8
1939 or Older 8.5

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Harrisonburg HOMES
Single-Family 35.9
Townhomes 23.3
Small Apt. Buildings 11.9
Apt. Complexes 27.4
Mobile Homes 1.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Harrisonburg HOMES
No Bedroom 1.73
1 Bedroom 11.05
2 Bedrooms 29.24
3 Bedrooms 34.23
4 Bedrooms 20.58
5 or more bedrooms 3.17