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Villanova, PA Real Estate Market

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 2023. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2021 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Villanova, PA Housing Market Trends

With 8,213 people, 802 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $971,021, Villanova house prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, Villanova real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Villanova is a town of large, single-family homes. In fact, there is a higher proportion of four, five or more bedroom homes in Villanova than is found in 98% of the communities in America.

Large homes primarily occupied by renters? Yes. That is what you'll find in Villanova, which is a very remarkable trait of Villanova real estate.

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. Villanova's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 62.72% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Villanova include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 17.33%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 10.97%). There's also some housing in Villanova built between 2000 and later ( 8.98%).

Villanova Home Appreciation Rates

Villanova's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Villanova during the period has been just 4.71%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Villanova that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Villanova real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Villanova appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.48%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 77.57% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Villanova. Villanova appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.80%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.66%.

Relative to Pennsylvania, our data show that Villanova's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Pennsylvania.

Average Home Values

Median Home Value

$971,021

Villanova, PA Home Prices
> $1,295,000
$971,001 - $1,295,000
$647,001 - $971,000
$518,001 - $647,000
$388,001 - $518,000
$259,001 - $388,000
$130,001 - $259,000
$65,001 - $130,000
$0 - $65,000
14.3%
14.3%
22.9%
22.9%
37.6%
37.6%
13.6%
13.6%
3.9%
3.9%
3.1%
3.1%
3.3%
3.3%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes
Very High

for Pennsylvania

Very High

for nation

Number of Homes And Apartments:

802

Villanova Appreciation Rates

Rent & Ownership

Average Market Rent:

$3,030 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
Renters
Vacant
33.8%
33.8%
66.2%
66.2%
0.0%
0.0%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Housing Market Details

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
1970 - 1999
1940 - 1969
1939 or Older
9.0%
9.0%
17.3%
17.3%
62.7%
62.7%
11.0%
11.0%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Types of Homes

Single-Family
Townhomes
Small Apt. Buildings
Apt. Complexes
Mobile Homes
Other
97.1%
97.1%
2.9%
2.9%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Home Size

No Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
2.9%
19.5%
19.5%
40.9%
40.9%
36.8%
36.8%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes