Napa, CA


Highest Appreciating Napa Neighborhoods Since 2000

Napa, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Napa Housing Market Information

With a population of 80,434, 28,356 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $592,079, real estate costs in Napa are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Napa, accounting for 62.66% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Napa include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.51%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.98%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 7.59%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Napa are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 53.50% owning and 46.50% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Napa built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Napa built between 1940-1969 ( 36.28%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 11.55%). There's also some housing in Napa built before 1939 ( 7.58%).

Napa Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Napa have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 3.73%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Napa house appreciation rate of 0.37%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Napa that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Napa real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Napa appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.57%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 90.91% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Napa. Napa appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.85%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.60%.

Relative to California, our data show that Napa's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Napa differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Napa - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Napa real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,426,000 3.3
$1,069,001 - $1,426,000 6.6
$713,001 - $1,069,000 26.1
$570,001 - $713,000 19.6
$428,001 - $570,000 20.9
$285,001 - $428,000 13.5
$143,001 - $285,000 4.5
$71,001 - $143,000 2.2
$0 - $71,000 3.2

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
4.24497921423971 31.3492063492063

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Napa Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q1 - 2017 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q2
101.72% 4.09% 7 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,087 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 53.50
Renters 46.50
Vacant 5.75

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 11.6
1970 - 1999 44.6
1940 - 1969 36.3
1939 or Older 7.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 62.7
Townhomes 7.6
Small Apt. Buildings 8.0
Apt. Complexes 16.5
Mobile Homes 5.2
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.43
1 Bedroom 12.00
2 Bedrooms 30.26
3 Bedrooms 36.43
4 Bedrooms 16.97
5 or more bedrooms 1.90