Napa, CA


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 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (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 80,416, 28,448 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $635,750, 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 62.24% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Napa include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.95%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.15%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 7.55%).

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 54.44% owning and 45.56% 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 ( 34.74%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 11.82%). There's also some housing in Napa built before 1939 ( 6.91%).

Napa Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Napa has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Napa real estate appreciated 27.17% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.43%, putting Napa in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Napa definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Napa's appreciation rate, at 4.59%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Napa's appreciation rate has been 1.54%, which annualizes to a rate of 6.31%.

Relative to California, our data show that Napa's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% 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
> $1,361,000 3.8
$1,021,001 - $1,361,000 7.9
$681,001 - $1,021,000 30.9
$545,001 - $681,000 19.8
$409,001 - $545,000 18.8
$272,001 - $409,000 10.4
$136,001 - $272,000 3.4
$68,001 - $136,000 2.3
$0 - $68,000 2.7

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
4.03503649635037 30.7994757536042

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Napa Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q1 - 2018 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q2
111.00% 4.12%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,094 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.44
Renters 45.56
Vacant 5.85

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 11.8
1970 - 1999 46.5
1940 - 1969 34.7
1939 or Older 6.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 62.2
Townhomes 7.6
Small Apt. Buildings 8.1
Apt. Complexes 16.9
Mobile Homes 5.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.77
1 Bedroom 11.33
2 Bedrooms 29.95
3 Bedrooms 36.41
4 Bedrooms 17.77
5 or more bedrooms 1.79