Lewiston, NY


Highest Appreciating Lewiston Neighborhoods Since 2000

Lewiston, NY 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

Lewiston Housing Market Information

With a population of 2,596, 1,128 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $162,189, Lewiston real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Lewiston, accounting for 76.13% of the village's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lewiston include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.89%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.08%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.90%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Lewiston. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 68.17% of Lewiston's homes, and 58.31% 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. Lewiston's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 47.41% of the village's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Lewiston include homes built before 1939 ( 25.46%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 23.71%). There's also some housing in Lewiston built between 2000 and later ( 3.42%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Lewiston. Fully 10.26% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Lewiston homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Lewiston real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Lewiston Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Lewiston has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Lewiston real estate appreciated 28.82% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.56%, putting Lewiston in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Lewiston 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 Lewiston that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Lewiston real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Lewiston appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.81%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 72.43% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Lewiston. Lewiston appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at -0.40%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -1.57%.

Relative to New York, our data show that Lewiston's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in New York.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,160,000 0.6
$870,001 - $1,160,000 0.0
$580,001 - $870,000 3.3
$464,001 - $580,000 0.0
$348,001 - $464,000 4.3
$232,001 - $348,000 7.2
$116,001 - $232,000 59.2
$58,001 - $116,000 21.4
$0 - $58,000 3.9

Average for NY
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
44.7380757060823 54.5454545454545

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Lewiston 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
71.13% 3.16% 8 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,133 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 68.17
Renters 31.83
Vacant 10.26

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 3.4
1970 - 1999 23.7
1940 - 1969 47.4
1939 or Older 25.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 76.1
Townhomes 3.9
Small Apt. Buildings 7.1
Apt. Complexes 12.9
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 5.17
2 Bedrooms 32.30
3 Bedrooms 48.21
4 Bedrooms 10.10
5 or more bedrooms 4.22