Anacortes, WA

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Anacortes, WA 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 Q3 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

Anacortes Housing Market Information

With 16,953 people, 7,024 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $491,178, Anacortes house prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, Anacortes 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 Anacortes, accounting for 76.44% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Anacortes include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 10.02%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.47%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.65%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Anacortes. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 65.37% of Anacortes's homes, and 63.48% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Anacortes 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 Anacortes built between 1940-1969 ( 17.70%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 17.67%). There's also some housing in Anacortes built before 1939 ( 15.39%).

Anacortes Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Anacortes have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 25.84%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Anacortes house appreciation rate of 2.32%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Anacortes that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Anacortes real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Anacortes appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 12.20%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 97.76% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Anacortes. Anacortes appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 3.30%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 13.88%.

Importantly, this makes Anacortes 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 Washington, our data show that Anacortes's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Washington.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,449,000 2.3
$1,086,001 - $1,449,000 4.1
$724,001 - $1,086,000 11.9
$579,001 - $724,000 12.3
$435,001 - $579,000 25.5
$290,001 - $435,000 30.7
$145,001 - $290,000 10.3
$72,001 - $145,000 1.1
$0 - $72,000 1.9

Very High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
7.53284671532847 15.9010600706714

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Anacortes Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q2 - 2018 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q3
112.38% 4.10%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,491 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 65.37
Renters 34.63
Vacant 8.31

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Anacortes HOMES
2000 or Newer 17.7
1970 - 1999 49.2
1940 - 1969 17.7
1939 or Older 15.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 76.4
Townhomes 3.7
Small Apt. Buildings 7.5
Apt. Complexes 10.0
Mobile Homes 2.3
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.87
1 Bedroom 8.56
2 Bedrooms 23.35
3 Bedrooms 46.60
4 Bedrooms 16.88
5 or more bedrooms 2.74