Buying a Home in Rowland Heights
The Rowland Heights real estate market is favoring buyers right now. Rowland Heights’ median home value is $548,700 while the median list price is $575,000 and the median sold price is $595,050. Those numbers make it look more like a seller’s market, but in truth only a few homes are being sold at list price or over. Most of the homes in Rowland Heights are being sold for under list price. So with the mortgage rates still low now is the time to buy. Be sure to enlist an experienced Rowland Heights realtor to help you secure your dream home for a great price.
Rowland Heights is an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County that had been ranch land back in the mid-1800s. Today there are 48,993 people in the community with a median age of 40.2 years and a median household income of $61,315. Most of Rowland Heights’ residents commute outside the area for work. The city is 13.1 square miles with a population density of 3,745.2 people per square mile. The percentage of households that are families is 84.8% and median household size is 3.4 people.
The climate of Rowland Heights is Mediterranean which means small rainfall amounts and lots of sunny days, about 70% of them are cloudless.
In 2010 there were 15,152 housing units at an average density of 1,158.3 per square mile, of which 9,811 (67.6%) were owner-occupied, and 4,709 (32.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.2%.
Much of the growth of Rowland Heights began in the 90s with the influx of upper-middle-class immigrants from Taiwan, China and South Korea. The homes in Rowland Heights are mainly contemporary, custom built styles, but there are a number of homes from the 50s on through the 80s. You’ll find gorgeous estates in the hills as well as a number of large, single-story homes. Most homes are large and lot size varies.
Rowland Heights Green Space
There are nine parks in Rowland Heights the most popular being The Peter F. Schabarum Regional Park. This park is 575 acres of which 75 acres is dedicated to recreation and the rest left in its natural state for hiking, picnics and youth camping.
Shopping, Entertainment and Dining in Rowland Heights
Rowland Heights has seven shopping centers where you can find restaurants and shops including a Barnes and Nobel Bookstore. Right next door in City of Industry is the Puente Hills Mall which houses over 100 shops and restaurants. You can dine in restaurants like Chipotle and shop at Macy’s or Sears. It’s also home to the AMC Puente Hills 20 Theatres where you can see all the latest movies.
A popular place to dine is Banana Bay Restaurant which serves up large portions of tasty Thai and Chinese food for a great price.
Rowland Heights Schools
Rowland Heights is served by the Rowland Unified School District which is home to four National Blue Ribbon Schools and 16 California Distinguished Schools. It also has more Golden Bell awards than any other school district in the region. There are 12 elementary schools, 3 K-8 schools, 2 middle schools and 2 high schools.
Rowland Heights Transportation
California Sate Routes 60 and 57 provide easy access to other areas in the region. Rowland Heights is also within 13 miles of three Amtrak stations and Fullerton Airport is nearby. It is within striking distance of both the Ontario International and the Los Angeles International Airports.
Medical Facilities in Rowland Heights
The closest hospital is the St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton. This is a full service hospital that cares about the community. They provide classes and events for people in the local area and educational materials and articles via their newsletter.
Real Estate Market Forecast for Rowland Heights
Rowland Heights real estate values are on the rise and are expected to rise another 6.7% percent over the next year. This buyer’s market together with the low mortgage rates makes this the time to buy. You’ll be sure that your investment will increase. Call me now so I can show you around some lovely neighborhoods and help you find the home of your dreams.