Los Banos CA Community & Real Estate Guide

Los Banos Real Estate Guide

Los Banos CA Community & Real Estate Guide

Thinking about purchasing or selling a home in the Los Banos, California area.

The following information about the Los Banos California area and Real Estate market is by a top Los Banos, CA Realtor, Seth Muenzer and the Pierce Real Estate Office.

If you have any questions on anything to do with Los Banos and Specifically Los Banos Real Estate, please get in touch as we have been selling real estate in the area for many years. Our office has a track record of being top producing real estate agents, year after year.

Los Banos is a city in Merced County and located to the East of Santa Clara County and the City’s of Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy on Hwy 152.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Los Banos has a total area of 10.12 square miles.  The city offers a magnitude of entertainment, shopping, dining, businesses and commercial hubs located right off of the commerce HWY 152 and easily influenced by the “Silicon Valley”.


Welcome to Los Banos, California

What’s The Los Banos Real Estate Market Like?
The Los Banos real estate market is a well established market.  There is new construction going as well as resale homes. It is certainly one of the top real estate communities in the San Juaquin Valley.  There are many different neighborhoods to choose from, even though the City is not that large in respects to square mileage.  While there are a handful of homes worth $400,000+, the majority of homes range between $200,000-$399,000.

Los Banos is a city in Merced County, California, near the junction of State Route 152 and Interstate 5. Los Banos is located 26 miles southwest of Merced, at an elevation of 118 feet (36 m). The population was 39,183 at the 2017 census, up from 35,967 at the 2010 census. The name los banos has its origins with Spanish and was named after a natural water spring that feeds natural wetlands in the western San Joaquín Valley.

The quaint community of Los Banos has managed to preserve its small-town flavor and quality of life as it has accommodated growth and development. Located on the western side of Merced County, the city has grown into the second largest in the county. The Monterey Peninsula and the Beaches of Santa Cruz are accessible in 90 minutes, as are the major cities of Stockton, Fresno and the Bay Area. With nearly 160,000 acres of seasonal wetlands and grasslands bring visitors from around the world to the city.

Outdoor enthusiasts also enjoy the San Luis Reservoir along with other state and federal wildlife areas and refuges. The downtown district is a vibrant center of retail and community activity, hosting colorful special events and drawing residents and visitors to a community friendly downtown of shops, services, and entertainment centers. The unincorporated community of Santa Nella offers a rural living near Interstate 5 and the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area.

The area of Los Banos located to the west of highway 165, also known as Mercey Springs Rd.  In this part of Town you can find majority of the homes were built in the 1990’s and 2000’s.  The median price for homes in this part of Los Banos is around $310,000.

Homes in Los Banos, “Kitchen View”

Another part of Los Banos is the located south of Hwy 33 The majority of homes were built after 2000.  The median housing price is also a bit higher in this part of Los Banos, coming in at around $367,000.

The Los Banos Real Estate Market is one that is in high demand, year after year.  Due to the generally low inventories in Los Banos and surrounding areas which means that houses normally do not stay available when they are listed.  The current market absorption rate normally ranges between 1.5-3.5 months of inventory, which is considerably lower than the average market absorption rate in surrounding communities.



Housing & Population Statistics
As of 2017, the population in Los Banos was 39,183 people.  Since 2010, The city has had an increase in population of 8.9 percent.  There are 3,841 people per square mile (population density).

The median age is 30.3.  50.0% of people are married and 7.3% are divorced.  The average household size is 3.5 people.

The City gets around 12 inches of annual rainfall per year. The average annual high temperature is 95 and annual low temperature of 38. The hottest months tend to be in June and July with an average high 90-95 and the coldest month is January with average low of 38.

Unemployment rate in Los Banos is 8.4% The mean of travel time to work (commute) 42.6 minutes. Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,981 (0.8%) The sales tax rate is 8.25%. Median house hold income is $45,500, which includes all adults and children.

Population By Occupation

  • Administrative  – 14.9%
  • Sales – 7.8%
  • Construction – 8.5%
  • Transportation – 7.8%
  • Farming, Fishing & Forestry – 7%
  • Food & Serving – 6.9%
  • Material Moving – 5.7%
  • Education, Training – 4.9%

Los Banos, CA Public Schools
The school district has a very strong reputation in the Los Banos area, in fact, the school district has won numerous awards and received many accolades for being ranked in the top public schools in the California. The schools include:

Colleges / Universities

High School

Middle School

Elementary School

Educational Statistics

  • High school or higher: 69.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%

Hospitals/Medical Centers Nearby


Restaurants in Town
There are several great restaurants all around Town.  Here are several top restaurants to eat.

Los Banos California Realtor – Why Choose A Top Producer?
If you’re thinking about selling your home, investment property, condominium, townhouse, or other any other Real Estate, allow us to help make the sale a pleasant experience.

When interviewing Realtors there should be a number of important things you look for in the interview, including the agents past track record of success, statistical data such as list price to sale price ratios, and average days on market.  In addition, you should find out what communication and marketing skills they have.

Our number one goal is to meet or exceed your expectations…but sure does feel good to hang a SOLD sign in your yard, however, we also want to make sure you feel that the home selling process was seamless and pain free.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss why we are well respected Realtors servicing Brighton Real Estate owners and how our clients homes are showcased everyone online.

I am Realtor who is providing the level of online exposure through social media integration or SEO (search engine optimized) with results.  Your property will be found in all of the places that today’s buyer would be searching for Homes, including this website in addition to many other highly indexed websites.

In addition to the incredible online exposure your home will receive, other things that make us stand out is the use of high quality photographs, detailed property descriptions, virtual tours, as well as exposure on 100’s of other websites.

Whether you’re in the market to buy a home or sell your home, let us be your guide to the real estate market as a Top Producing Real Estate Agents.

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