Seattle Real Estate Market Overview

Could Seattle, WA be your next home? Kick-start your search with Trulia’s real estate guide and home search. With interactive maps and charts, Trulia provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about Seattle. Not sure which neighborhood is for you? Check out our Nearby Places section below to explore popular cities near Seattle such as Bellevue... and Kirkland. When you’re ready, Trulia has 1,427 resale and new homes in Seattle lined up for you, including 31 open houses, and 390 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. View more

$525,000

Median Sales Price

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$407

Price Per Sqft

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$2,565

Median Rent Per Month

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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Seattle show a 11% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a 3% rise in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Seattle for Feb 19 to May 18 was $525,000 based on 1,900 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Seattle was $407, an increase of 18% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Seattle for Apr 20 to May 20 was $2,565.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in Seattle can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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24,146

Counts of Theft

9,531

Counts of Assault

8,034

Counts of Burglary


Best Schools in Seattle

There are 116 schools in Seattle.

Elementary Schools
10

Coe Elementary School

Public, K - 5

10

Loyal Heights Elementary School

Public, K - 5

10

Hay Elementary School

Public, K - 5

Middle Schools
10

Hamilton International Middle School

Public, 6 - 8

9

Catharine Blaine K-8

Public, K - 8

9

Eckstein Middle School

Public, 6 - 8

High Schools
9

Ballard High School

Public, 9 - 12

9

Roosevelt High School

Public, 9 - 12

8

Nathan Hale High School

Public, 9 - 12


Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in Seattle by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

Single residents
50%
Single residents
Home owners
55%
Home owners
Median age
38
Median age
Household income
$67,034
Median household income
College educated
64%
College educated

Commute

Most people in Seattle commute by car. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
73% commute by car
2% commute by bike
18% commute by public transportation
3% commute by foot

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