Renton, WA


Highest Appreciating Renton Neighborhoods Since 2000

Renton, 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 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

Renton Housing Market Information

With a population of 100,953, 37,994 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $450,088, Renton house prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, Renton 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 Renton, accounting for 51.61% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Renton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 34.97%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.14%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.11%).

People in Renton primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Renton has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Renton 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 Renton built between 1940-1969 ( 26.19%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 25.38%). There's also some housing in Renton built before 1939 ( 3.90%).

Renton Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Renton have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 14.78%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Renton house appreciation rate of 1.39%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Renton that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Renton real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Renton appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 13.93%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 99.74% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Renton. Renton appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.93%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 12.23%.

Importantly, this makes Renton 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 Renton's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% 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 Renton differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Renton - 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 Renton real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,538,000 0.8
$1,153,001 - $1,538,000 0.9
$769,001 - $1,153,000 7.2
$615,001 - $769,000 11.1
$461,001 - $615,000 24.9
$308,001 - $461,000 29.4
$154,001 - $308,000 17.8
$77,001 - $154,000 2.7
$0 - $77,000 5.0

Very High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
8.04789507582411 15.6028368794326

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Renton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q2 - 2017 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q3
100.27% 3.99% 8 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,949 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 52.32
Renters 47.68
Vacant 5.15

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 25.4
1970 - 1999 44.5
1940 - 1969 26.2
1939 or Older 3.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 51.6
Townhomes 4.1
Small Apt. Buildings 7.1
Apt. Complexes 35.0
Mobile Homes 2.1
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.77
1 Bedroom 13.85
2 Bedrooms 31.09
3 Bedrooms 31.32
4 Bedrooms 16.25
5 or more bedrooms 4.72