Golden, CO


Highest Appreciating Golden Neighborhoods Since 2000

Golden, 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

Golden Housing Market Information

With 20,330 people, 7,225 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $537,621, Golden house prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, Golden real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Golden, accounting for 47.89% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Golden include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 27.46%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.92%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 8.26%).

People in Golden primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Golden has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Golden 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 Golden built between 1940-1969 ( 19.07%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 17.20%). There's also some housing in Golden built before 1939 ( 9.33%).

Golden Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Golden has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Golden real estate appreciated 45.10% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.79%, putting Golden in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Golden definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Golden that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Golden real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Golden appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.75%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 93.17% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Golden. Golden appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.55%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.59%.

Importantly, this makes Golden one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Colorado, our data show that Golden's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Colorado.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Golden differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Golden - 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 Golden real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,331,000 1.4
$998,001 - $1,331,000 3.2
$665,001 - $998,000 24.2
$532,001 - $665,000 19.8
$399,001 - $532,000 22.6
$266,001 - $399,000 16.3
$133,001 - $266,000 3.9
$67,001 - $133,000 2.5
$0 - $67,000 6.1

Very High for CO
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
4.96308449548811 12.6637554585153

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Golden 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
71.63% 3.18% 8 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,482 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 48.02
Renters 51.98
Vacant 4.93

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 17.2
1970 - 1999 54.4
1940 - 1969 19.1
1939 or Older 9.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 47.9
Townhomes 7.4
Small Apt. Buildings 8.9
Apt. Complexes 27.5
Mobile Homes 8.3
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.00
1 Bedroom 17.83
2 Bedrooms 29.16
3 Bedrooms 25.93
4 Bedrooms 16.46
5 or more bedrooms 8.62