Vancouver, WA


Highest Appreciating Vancouver Neighborhoods Since 2000

Vancouver, 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 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

Vancouver Housing Market Information

With a population of 172,860, 66,417 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $271,780, Vancouver real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Vancouver, accounting for 51.89% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Vancouver include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 26.31%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.59%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.72%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Vancouver are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 48.08% owning and 51.92% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Vancouver 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 Vancouver built between 1940-1969 ( 19.79%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 16.15%). There's also some housing in Vancouver built before 1939 ( 5.45%).

Vancouver Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Vancouver have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 5.57%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Vancouver house appreciation rate of 0.54%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Vancouver that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Vancouver real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Vancouver appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 11.30%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 96.48% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Vancouver. Vancouver appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.08%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.56%.

Importantly, this makes Vancouver 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 Vancouver's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% 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 Vancouver differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Vancouver - 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 Vancouver real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,404,000 0.5
$1,053,001 - $1,404,000 0.4
$702,001 - $1,053,000 2.1
$561,001 - $702,000 3.2
$421,001 - $561,000 9.6
$281,001 - $421,000 30.3
$140,001 - $281,000 44.9
$70,001 - $140,000 3.5
$0 - $70,000 5.5

Average for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
19.5359193718505 49.290780141844

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Vancouver Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
82.89% 3.56% 8 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,600 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 48.08
Renters 51.92
Vacant 5.01

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Vancouver HOMES
2000 or Newer 16.2
1970 - 1999 58.6
1940 - 1969 19.8
1939 or Older 5.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 51.9
Townhomes 6.7
Small Apt. Buildings 12.6
Apt. Complexes 26.3
Mobile Homes 2.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.45
1 Bedroom 11.28
2 Bedrooms 32.97
3 Bedrooms 39.74
4 Bedrooms 10.78
5 or more bedrooms 2.79