Bothell, WA

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Bothell, 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 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Bothell Housing Market Information

With a population of 45,533, 16,813 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $599,338, Bothell house prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, Bothell 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 Bothell, accounting for 54.24% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Bothell include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 27.69%), mobile homes or trailers ( 8.97%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.13%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Bothell. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 66.08% of Bothell's homes, and 52.82% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Bothell 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 Bothell built between 2000 and later ( 25.10%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 15.95%). There's also some housing in Bothell built before 1939 ( 1.35%).

Bothell Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Bothell has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Bothell real estate appreciated 58.16% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.69%, putting Bothell in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Bothell definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Bothell's appreciation rate, at 6.14%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Bothell's appreciation rate has been -0.23%, which annualizes to a rate of -0.93%.

Relative to Washington, our data show that Bothell's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% 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 Bothell differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Bothell - 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 Bothell real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,422,000 2.8
$1,066,001 - $1,422,000 5.6
$711,001 - $1,066,000 24.4
$569,001 - $711,000 20.0
$427,001 - $569,000 20.9
$284,001 - $427,000 12.7
$142,001 - $284,000 7.2
$71,001 - $142,000 1.3
$0 - $71,000 5.2

Very High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
4.66569343065693 9.54063604240283

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Bothell Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
145.56% 4.78%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,615 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 66.08
Renters 33.92
Vacant 3.93

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 25.1
1970 - 1999 57.6
1940 - 1969 15.9
1939 or Older 1.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 54.2
Townhomes 3.8
Small Apt. Buildings 5.1
Apt. Complexes 27.7
Mobile Homes 9.0
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.21
1 Bedroom 13.17
2 Bedrooms 25.15
3 Bedrooms 33.13
4 Bedrooms 19.69
5 or more bedrooms 7.65