Fountain, CO


Highest Appreciating Fountain Neighborhoods Since 2000

Fountain, CO 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

Fountain Housing Market Information

With 27,767 people, 9,270 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $244,268, Fountain real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Fountain, accounting for 77.78% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Fountain include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.10%), row houses and other attached homes ( 6.63%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.81%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Fountain are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 62.17% owning and 37.83% renting.

Fountain homes and real estate are some of the newest in America. 45.91% of Fountain's housing was built since 2000, making the city have a very new look and feel. If you like the amenities of newer homes and subdivisions, then you will probably like what the Fountain real estate market has to offer. Quite a bit of the housing here was also built between 1970-1999 ( 39.53%), and between 1940-1969 ( 11.94%). There's also some housing in Fountain built before 1939 ( 2.62%).

Fountain Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Fountain have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 9.84%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Fountain house appreciation rate of 0.94%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Fountain that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Fountain real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Fountain appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.15%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 94.25% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Fountain. Fountain appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.94%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 12.30%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Fountain'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 Colorado, our data show that Fountain's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Colorado.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,243,000 0.1
$932,001 - $1,243,000 0.0
$621,001 - $932,000 1.0
$497,001 - $621,000 0.8
$372,001 - $497,000 4.9
$249,001 - $372,000 34.5
$124,001 - $249,000 47.8
$62,001 - $124,000 2.9
$0 - $62,000 8.2

Average for CO
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
23.4032579397633 59.3886462882096

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Fountain 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
39.73% 1.96% 2 5
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,763 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 62.17
Renters 37.83
Vacant 5.13

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 45.9
1970 - 1999 39.5
1940 - 1969 11.9
1939 or Older 2.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 77.8
Townhomes 6.6
Small Apt. Buildings 7.1
Apt. Complexes 3.7
Mobile Homes 4.8
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.18
1 Bedroom 2.17
2 Bedrooms 17.50
3 Bedrooms 46.15
4 Bedrooms 25.48
5 or more bedrooms 8.51