West Hartford CT

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West Hartford, CT 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 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

West Hartford Housing Market Information

With 62,939 people, 24,491 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $344,257, West Hartford real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in West Hartford, accounting for 66.64% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in West Hartford include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.62%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.48%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.63%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in West Hartford. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 69.52% of West Hartford's homes, and 56.76% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. West Hartford's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 51.69% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in West Hartford include homes built before 1939 ( 28.18%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 15.14%). There's also some housing in West Hartford built between 2000 and later ( 4.99%).

West Hartford Home Appreciation Rates

Some of the lowest real estate appreciation rates in America over the last ten years have been in West Hartford, where house values have increased just 3.62%, which is annualized rate of 0.36%. This rate is lower than the appreciation rate found in 90% of the cities and towns in America.

Over the last year, West Hartford appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, West Hartford's appreciation rate has been 3.68%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in West Hartford were at 1.22%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.97%.

Relative to Connecticut, our data show that West Hartford's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Connecticut.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

West Hartford, CT HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,037,000 0.9
$778,001 - $1,037,000 2.6
$519,001 - $778,000 10.2
$415,001 - $519,000 16.1
$311,001 - $415,000 24.0
$207,001 - $311,000 31.1
$104,001 - $207,000 12.7
$52,001 - $104,000 0.9
$0 - $52,000 1.6

High for CT
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
16.443795620438 34.9112426035503

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

West Hartford Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q4 - 2020 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q1
50.57% 2.04%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,665 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 69.52
Renters 30.48
Vacant 6.34

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF West Hartford HOMES
2000 or Newer 5.0
1970 - 1999 15.1
1940 - 1969 51.7
1939 or Older 28.2

Types of Homes

TYPE OF West Hartford HOMES
Single-Family 66.6
Townhomes 3.6
Small Apt. Buildings 10.5
Apt. Complexes 18.6
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.3

Home Size

SIZE OF West Hartford HOMES
No Bedroom 1.49
1 Bedroom 11.14
2 Bedrooms 23.76
3 Bedrooms 37.59
4 Bedrooms 19.17
5 or more bedrooms 6.85