Kirkland, WA Real Estate Market

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 Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Kirkland, WA Housing Market Trends

With a population of 93,010, 36,480 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $785,172, 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 55.95% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Kirkland include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 32.78%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.56%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.41%).

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 62.50% owning and 37.50% 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 ( 19.93%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 17.42%). There's also some housing in Kirkland built before 1939 ( 3.02%).

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 125.52% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 8.47%, 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.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Kirkland's appreciation rate, at 9.02%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Kirkland's appreciation rate has been 3.72%, which annualizes to a rate of 15.72%.

Importantly, this makes Kirkland 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 Kirkland's latest annual appreciation rate is lower 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:
$785,172

Kirkland, WA HOME PRICES

> $1,294,000
18.8%
18.8%
$971,001 - $1,294,000
18.8%
18.8%
$647,001 - $971,000
31.0%
31.0%
$518,001 - $647,000
11.5%
11.5%
$388,001 - $518,000
9.9%
9.9%
$259,001 - $388,000
6.4%
6.4%
$130,001 - $259,000
2.5%
2.5%
$65,001 - $130,000
0.2%
0.2%
$0 - $65,000
0.9%
0.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Very High for Nation

Very High for WA

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
36,480

Kirkland Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
WA*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q1 - 2021 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q2
210.66% 5.41%
10
10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$2,952 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
62.5%
62.5%
Renters
37.5%
37.5%
Vacant
5.3%
5.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
17.4%
17.4%
1970 - 1999
59.6%
59.6%
1940 - 1969
19.9%
19.9%
1939 or Older
3.0%
3.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
56.0%
56.0%
Townhomes
5.4%
5.4%
Small Apt. Buildings
5.6%
5.6%
Apt. Complexes
32.8%
32.8%
Mobile Homes
0.3%
0.3%
Other
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
3.0%
3.0%
1 Bedroom
12.3%
12.3%
2 Bedrooms
26.5%
26.5%
3 Bedrooms
29.8%
29.8%
4 Bedrooms
22.1%
22.1%
5 or more bedrooms
6.4%
6.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES