Brea, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 13,274 housing units in Brea. This represents a 4.9% growth from 12,648 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 12,983 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 291 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Brea is about 64.3%. Brea's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 1.9%. Average household size is 2.69 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Brea were built after 1974.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type4.90%
One Bedroom14.10%
Two Bedrooms25.90%
Three Bedrooms28.10%
Four Bedrooms23.40%
Five Bedrooms or more3.60%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.89
Median year structure was built1972
Median Value of occupied units$261,700
Median Price asked for vacant units$234,400

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.33
Median year structure was built1978
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$910

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage14.10%
Home Equity Loan7.70%
Simple Mortgage60.70%
Debt Free17.20%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs21.9%