Windsor, CA


Highest Appreciating Windsor Neighborhoods Since 2000

Windsor, 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 Q1 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

Windsor Housing Market Information

With 27,464 people, 9,268 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $636,866, real estate costs in Windsor 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 Windsor, accounting for 79.46% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Windsor include mobile homes or trailers ( 7.05%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 5.80%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.03%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Windsor. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 74.64% of Windsor's homes, and 76.05% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Windsor 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 Windsor built between 2000 and later ( 20.57%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 6.41%). There's also some housing in Windsor built before 1939 ( 1.54%).

Windsor Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Windsor have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 1.10%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Windsor house appreciation rate of 0.11%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Windsor that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Windsor real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Windsor appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.53%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 92.42% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Windsor. Windsor appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 3.16%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 13.27%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Windsor's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Windsor'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 town. Individual neighborhoods within Windsor differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Windsor - 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 Windsor real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,412,000 3.7
$1,059,001 - $1,412,000 2.9
$706,001 - $1,059,000 23.4
$565,001 - $706,000 23.9
$424,001 - $565,000 25.4
$282,001 - $424,000 8.6
$141,001 - $282,000 4.4
$71,001 - $141,000 3.2
$0 - $71,000 4.4

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.38099144497832 27.3809523809524

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Windsor Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
72.15% 3.20% 4 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,562 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 74.64
Renters 25.36
Vacant 4.61

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 20.6
1970 - 1999 71.5
1940 - 1969 6.4
1939 or Older 1.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 79.5
Townhomes 5.0
Small Apt. Buildings 2.5
Apt. Complexes 5.8
Mobile Homes 7.1
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.32
1 Bedroom 5.14
2 Bedrooms 13.62
3 Bedrooms 46.21
4 Bedrooms 29.84
5 or more bedrooms 2.88