SmartZip's Top 100 Metros Leading the Recovery

November 18, 2013 by SmartZip in Articles 

SmartZip's top 100 major metros are leading the recovery having the highest gains since their trough.

The SmartZip Housing Recovery Index (HRI) shows metros in the San Francisco Bay area and Greater Los Angeles area demonstrating the fastest recovery yet though still slightly off their peak; while the more resilient markets, such as Denver and Dallas, have fully recovered and are now in positive territory. The index provides a useful way to understand and compare how the housing recovery is unfolding in local markets across the US. Below, are the top 100 metros with the greatest gains from their worst year. To see SmartZip's visual and interactive HRI, click here.

SmartZip's Top 100 Recovering Metros

Rank Metro State Peak Year Bottom Year Gain %
1 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont CA 2006 2011 28%
2 Anchorage AK 2007 2008 28%
3 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ 2006 2011 26%
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC 2006 2009 22%
5 Fort Collins-Loveland CO 2006 2009 21%
6 Boulder CO 2006 2009 21%
7 Greeley CO 2005 2011 21%
8 Honolulu HI 2007 2011 21%
9 Denver-Aurora CO 2006 2011 20%
10 Merced CA 2006 2011 20%
11 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos CA 2006 2011 20%
12 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles CA 2006 2011 20%
13 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara CA 2006 2011 19%
14 Provo-Orem UT 2007 2011 19%
15 Stockton CA 2006 2011 19%
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana CA 2006 2011 19%
17 Modesto CA 2006 2011 19%
18 Salt Lake City UT 2007 2011 19%
19 Ogden-Clearfield UT 2007 2011 19%
20 Salinas CA 2006 2011 19%
21 Colorado Springs CO 2006 2011 19%
22 Santa Cruz-Watsonville CA 2006 2011 18%
23 Boise City-Nampa ID 2007 2011 18%
24 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville CA 2006 2011 18%
25 Santa Rosa-Petaluma CA 2006 2011 18%
26 Vallejo-Fairfield CA 2006 2011 18%
27 Pueblo CO 2006 2011 18%
28 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach FL 2006 2011 18%
29 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria VA 2006 2009 18%
30 Prescott AZ 2007 2011 18%
31 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario CA 2006 2011 17%
32 Bakersfield CA 2006 2011 17%
33 Charleston WV 2007 2009 17%
34 Kennewick-Richland-Pasco WA 2007 2011 17%
35 Bend OR 2007 2011 17%
36 Cape Coral-Fort Myers FL 2006 2011 16%
37 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria CA 2006 2011 16%
38 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura CA 2006 2011 16%
39 Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice FL 2006 2011 16%
40 Tucson AZ 2007 2011 15%
41 Chico CA 2006 2011 15%
42 Fresno CA 2006 2011 15%
43 Albuquerque NM 2007 2011 15%
44 Visalia-Porterville CA 2006 2011 15%
45 Las Vegas-Paradise NV 2006 2011 15%
46 Las Cruces NM 2007 2011 15%
47 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL 2006 2011 14%
48 Naples-Marco Island FL 2006 2011 14%
49 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington MN 2006 2011 14%
50 Medford OR 2006 2011 14%
51 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA 2007 2011 14%
52 Lynchburg VA 2007 2011 14%
53 Sebastian-Vero Beach FL 2006 2011 14%
54 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton OR 2007 2011 14%
55 Port St. Lucie-Fort Pierce FL 2006 2011 13%
56 Yakima WA 2007 2011 13%
57 Detroit-Warren-Livonia MI 2005 2011 13%
58 Charlottesville VA 2007 2011 13%
59 Reno-Sparks NV 2006 2011 13%
60 Bellingham WA 2007 2011 13%
61 Eugene-Springfield OR 2007 2011 13%
62 Roanoke VA 2007 2011 13%
63 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX 2007 2011 13%
64 Salem OR 2007 2011 13%
65 Florence SC 2007 2011 13%
66 College Station-Bryan TX 2009 2008 13%
67 Bremerton-Silverdale WA 2007 2011 13%
68 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville FL 2006 2011 13%
69 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton WA 2007 2011 13%
70 Spokane WA 2007 2011 13%
71 Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin FL 2006 2011 12%
72 Punta Gorda FL 2006 2011 12%
73 Orlando-Kissimmee FL 2007 2011 12%
74 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MA 2005 2011 12%
75 Richmond VA 2007 2011 12%
76 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria MD 2006 2011 12%
77 Waco TX 2009 2008 11%
78 Olympia WA 2007 2011 11%
79 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta GA 2007 2011 11%
80 Jacksonville FL 2007 2011 11%
81 Baltimore-Towson MD 2007 2011 11%
82 Austin-Round Rock TX 2008 2011 11%
83 Athens-Clarke County GA 2007 2011 11%
84 Asheville NC 2007 2011 11%
85 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach FL 2006 2011 11%
86 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent FL 2006 2011 11%
87 Lubbock TX 2009 2008 11%
88 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX 2009 2011 11%
89 Barnstable Town MA 2005 2011 11%
90 Macon GA 2007 2011 11%
91 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers AR 2007 2011 10%
92 Fort Smith AR 2007 2011 10%
93 Raleigh-Cary NC 2007 2011 10%
94 Amarillo TX 2009 2011 10%
95 Fayetteville NC 2007 2008 10%
96 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA 2007 2011 10%
97 Burlington-South Burlington VT 2007 2011 10%
98 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood TX 2009 2011 10%
99 Durham NC 2007 2011 10%
100 Lakeland FL 2007 2011 10%

*Based on SmartZip Housing Recovery Index and metros having at least 50,000 residential properties.

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