Florida Soars Past New York in Residential Market Values

The real estate landscape in the United States has witnessed a significant reshuffle with Florida making remarkable strides. The Sunshine State now clinches the second spot, trailing only behind California, while relegating New York to the third position. The surge in home prices coupled with new construction projects has fueled this growth, mirroring a national trend where the housing market value soared by over $2.6 trillion within a year. This article delves into the dynamics of this growth, spotlighting Florida’s metropolitan areas and the broader implications for the real estate market.

Spotlight on Florida's Progress

Florida’s ascent in the real estate value rankings is a noteworthy development. The state’s total real estate value now commands a prestigious second position on the national stage. California continues its reign with a mammoth real estate value exceeding $10 trillion, representing close to 20% of the nation’s total. New York, now in the third spot, trails behind as Florida’s real estate market shows no signs of slowing down.

Metro Areas Making Waves

Among the top 20 U.S. metros based on total real estate value, Florida proudly hosts two metropolitan areas. Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Tampa have emerged as significant players, reflecting the broader growth trend in the state.

  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale: Securing the fifth spot with a value of approximately $1.27 trillion, marking an 8.6% increase since June 2022.
  • Tampa: Occupying the 18th position with a value of over $521 billion, up by 3.7% within the same period.

These metro areas are not only contributing to Florida’s burgeoning real estate value but also emblematic of the potential that Florida’s real estate market holds.

Unpacking the Growth Drivers

The valuation of the real estate market, although complex due to its fluctuating nature, reflects a positive trend, much to the optimism of industry experts. New constructions have significantly contributed to the uptick in the total estimated value of all homes across the U.S., now nearing $52 trillion.

A considerable influx of new homes during the warmer months has helped mitigate the previously existing inventory shortage, propelling the market’s total value further. The rise in new home sales indicates a resilient market, even in the face of rising interest rates.

Florida’s Meteoric Rise: A Closer Look at the Cities

The remarkable growth trajectory of Florida’s real estate market is further illustrated when examining the value appreciation in specific cities since the onset of the pandemic. Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, and Orlando are the frontrunners in this regard.

  • Tampa: Leads with an impressive 88.9% increase in housing value.
  • Miami: Follows closely with an 86.6% surge.
  • Jacksonville: Showcases a robust 82.4% growth.
  • Orlando: Rounds off the list with a 72.3% increment.


The narrative of Florida’s real estate value ascension, nudging New York down a notch, is a testament to the dynamic nature of the U.S. housing market. With a promising outlook, Florida’s metropolitan areas continue to be pivotal in driving this growth, reflecting a buoyant and robust real estate market ready for prospective investors and homeowners.


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Kevin Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Broker for the award-winning CENTURY 21 Edge and OneBlue Real Estate School. In his role as CEO, Kevin ensures that our organizations are defying mediocrity and delivering an extraordinary experience for our agents, students, and consumers. CENTURY 21 Edge currently has over 100 affiliated agents and two offices, Orlando and Pembroke Pines, Florida.