Arlington, WA


Highest Appreciating Arlington Neighborhoods Since 2000

Arlington, 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 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

Arlington Housing Market Information

With a population of 18,949, 6,818 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $298,218, Arlington real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Arlington, accounting for 67.52% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Arlington include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.59%), row houses and other attached homes ( 6.80%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.17%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Arlington are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 63.75% owning and 36.25% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Arlington 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 Arlington built between 2000 and later ( 29.08%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 10.71%). There's also some housing in Arlington built before 1939 ( 7.57%).

Arlington Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Arlington's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.30% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Arlington that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Arlington real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Arlington appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 11.72%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 97.06% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Arlington. Arlington appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.83%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.81%.

Importantly, this makes Arlington 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 Arlington'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 Arlington differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Arlington - 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 Arlington real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,327,000 0.8
$995,001 - $1,327,000 0.0
$663,001 - $995,000 1.5
$531,001 - $663,000 3.3
$398,001 - $531,000 12.3
$265,001 - $398,000 45.1
$133,001 - $265,000 28.5
$66,001 - $133,000 0.3
$0 - $66,000 8.2

High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
16.4244697058479 39.3617021276596

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Arlington 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
57.46% 2.67% 3 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,779 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 63.75
Renters 36.25
Vacant 6.65

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Arlington HOMES
2000 or Newer 29.1
1970 - 1999 52.6
1940 - 1969 10.7
1939 or Older 7.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 67.5
Townhomes 6.8
Small Apt. Buildings 6.2
Apt. Complexes 15.6
Mobile Homes 3.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.83
1 Bedroom 7.79
2 Bedrooms 16.95
3 Bedrooms 49.30
4 Bedrooms 19.63
5 or more bedrooms 3.49