Winchester, VA


Winchester, VA 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 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Winchester Housing Market Information

With 27,516 people, 10,596 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $282,602, Winchester real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Winchester, accounting for 53.30% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Winchester include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.05%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.12%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 12.84%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Winchester are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 43.85% owning and 56.15% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Winchester 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 Winchester built between 1940-1969 ( 31.81%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 19.93%). There's also some housing in Winchester built between 2000 and later ( 9.29%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Winchester. Fully 11.02% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Winchester homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Winchester 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.

Winchester Home Appreciation Rates

Winchester's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Winchester during the period has been just -0.95%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Winchester that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Winchester real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Winchester appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.79%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 75.58% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Winchester. Winchester appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.88%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 3.58%.

Relative to Virginia, our data show that Winchester's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Virginia.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Winchester, VA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,199,301 0.2
$899,448 - $1,199,301 0.9
$599,284 - $899,447 6.0
$479,314 - $599,283 4.9
$360,109 - $479,313 10.5
$239,909 - $360,108 24.4
$119,971 - $239,908 42.8
$59,947 - $119,970 6.3
$0 - $59,946 3.9

High for VA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
20.1343065693431 24.5179063360882

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Winchester Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q4 - 2018 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q1
74.06% 3.08%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,375 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 43.85
Renters 56.15
Vacant 11.02

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Winchester HOMES
2000 or Newer 9.3
1970 - 1999 39.0
1940 - 1969 31.8
1939 or Older 19.9

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Winchester HOMES
Single-Family 53.3
Townhomes 12.8
Small Apt. Buildings 13.1
Apt. Complexes 20.1
Mobile Homes 0.7
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Winchester HOMES
No Bedroom 3.74
1 Bedroom 11.71
2 Bedrooms 31.31
3 Bedrooms 34.91
4 Bedrooms 14.28
5 or more bedrooms 4.06