Kirkland, WA


Highest Appreciating Kirkland Neighborhoods Since 2000

Kirkland, 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 Q4 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Kirkland Housing Market Information

With a population of 87,701, 35,511 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $666,662, Kirkland house prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, Kirkland 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 Kirkland, accounting for 55.41% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Kirkland include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 32.95%), row houses and other attached homes ( 5.88%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.50%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Kirkland are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 62.94% owning and 37.06% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Kirkland 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 Kirkland built between 1940-1969 ( 21.05%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 14.86%). There's also some housing in Kirkland built before 1939 ( 2.69%).

Kirkland Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Kirkland has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Kirkland real estate appreciated 39.07% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.35%, putting Kirkland in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Kirkland definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Kirkland that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Kirkland real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Kirkland appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 17.39%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 99.16% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Kirkland. Kirkland appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.81%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.72%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Kirkland's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Washington, our data show that Kirkland's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% 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 Kirkland differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Kirkland - 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 Kirkland real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,487,000 8.6
$1,116,001 - $1,487,000 9.8
$744,001 - $1,116,000 25.1
$595,001 - $744,000 18.9
$446,001 - $595,000 17.8
$297,001 - $446,000 11.2
$149,001 - $297,000 6.9
$74,001 - $149,000 0.5
$0 - $74,000 1.2

Very High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.37177310776796 5.31914893617021

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Kirkland Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q3 - 2017 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q4
157.43% 5.39% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,540 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 62.94
Renters 37.06
Vacant 4.77

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 14.9
1970 - 1999 61.4
1940 - 1969 21.1
1939 or Older 2.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 55.4
Townhomes 5.9
Small Apt. Buildings 5.5
Apt. Complexes 33.0
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.24
1 Bedroom 12.74
2 Bedrooms 27.75
3 Bedrooms 29.90
4 Bedrooms 21.47
5 or more bedrooms 5.89