Sammamish, WA

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Sammamish, 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 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Sammamish Housing Market Information

With 64,548 people, 20,401 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $1,033,549, Sammamish house prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, Sammamish real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Sammamish is a city of large, single-family homes. In fact, there is a higher proportion of four, five or more bedroom homes in Sammamish than is found in 98% of the communities in America.

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Sammamish. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 85.34% of Sammamish's homes, and 75.60% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Sammamish 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 Sammamish built between 2000 and later ( 26.34%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 4.16%). There's also some housing in Sammamish built before 1939 ( 1.01%).

Sammamish Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Sammamish has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Sammamish real estate appreciated 61.73% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.93%, putting Sammamish in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Sammamish 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 Sammamish that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Sammamish real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Sammamish appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 14.19%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 99.35% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Sammamish. Sammamish appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 5.12%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 22.13%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Sammamish'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 Sammamish'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 Sammamish differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Sammamish - 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 Sammamish real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,616,000 10.4
$1,212,001 - $1,616,000 20.6
$808,001 - $1,212,000 41.3
$646,001 - $808,000 12.5
$485,001 - $646,000 7.5
$323,001 - $485,000 5.0
$162,001 - $323,000 1.8
$81,001 - $162,000 0.2
$0 - $81,000 0.9

Very High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.2029197080292 1.76678445229682

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Sammamish Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q2 - 2018 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q3
165.82% 5.35%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$3,792 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 85.34
Renters 14.66
Vacant 2.84

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Sammamish HOMES
2000 or Newer 26.3
1970 - 1999 68.5
1940 - 1969 4.2
1939 or Older 1.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 85.0
Townhomes 4.6
Small Apt. Buildings 1.4
Apt. Complexes 8.7
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.17
1 Bedroom 2.06
2 Bedrooms 10.35
3 Bedrooms 33.92
4 Bedrooms 41.68
5 or more bedrooms 10.82