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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With 26,323 people, 10,419 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $469,750, real estate costs in North Kingstown are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Rhode Island communities.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in North Kingstown, accounting for 70.88% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in North Kingstown include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.26%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 10.71%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.40%).
Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in North Kingstown. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 75.42% of North Kingstown's homes, and 62.18% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.
There is a lot of housing in North Kingstown 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 North Kingstown built between 1940-1969 ( 31.15%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 16.97%). There's also some housing in North Kingstown built between 2000 and later ( 12.90%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in North Kingstown. Fully 10.22% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant North Kingstown homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding North Kingstown 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.
Appreciation rates for homes in North Kingstown have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 46.11%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average North Kingstown house appreciation rate of 3.87%.
Appreciation rates are so strong in North Kingstown that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, North Kingstown real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, North Kingstown appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.63%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 72.54% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in North Kingstown. North Kingstown appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 4.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 17.13%.
Importantly, this makes North Kingstown one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the town's near-future real estate investment strength.
Relative to Rhode Island, our data show that North Kingstown's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Rhode Island.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the town. Individual neighborhoods within North Kingstown differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in North Kingstown - 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 North Kingstown real estate investment or home purchase decisions.