Kelso

Why you'd want to live in Kelso

Kelso is the county seat of Cowlitz County. It is located in southwestern Washington on Interstate 5 at the confluence of the Cowlitz, Coweeman and Columbia Rivers. Kelso is 48 miles north of Portland, 125 miles south of Seattle, and 80 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. There are 12,000 residents in Kelso and 85,000 people in Cowlitz County. The secondary market area for Kelso businesses includes approximately 20,000 residents of adjacent counties (Wahkiakum and south Lewis Counties in Washington, and Columbia County in Oregon). More people in Kelso work in direct production services and fewer work in management and technical areas than is the state norm. The business and tourist travelers on Interstate 5 and the tourists traveling to the ocean on State Route 4 provide an additional market for Kelso businesses. The average traffic volume on I-5 in Kelso during 2003 was 42,733 cars per day. The retail sales volume within the Kelso community was $240 million 400 thousand during 2003. Kelso is very accessible with a freeway (I-5) through the east portion of the city, an Amtrak station in downtown, Burlington Northern freight service, a municipal airport in South Kelso, and navigable water access via the Columbia River. In addition to I- 5, Kelso is located at the junction of State Highways 4, 411, 432 and 433. via https://www.kelso.gov/your-government/about-kelso

Kelso Market Report

$430,625

AVERAGE PRICE OF 112 HOMES

$375,000

AVERAGE PRICE OF 1 DISTRESSED HOMES

$5,000,000

AVERAGE PRICE OF 1 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

$568,966

AVERAGE PRICE OF 12 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

$620,000

AVERAGE PRICE OF 1 HOMES WITH A POOL

$438,237

AVERAGE PRICE OF 8 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

Average Home

Average Price $430,625
Avg Bedrooms 1.94 beds
Avg Bathrooms 1.34 baths

Average Price by Bedrooms

1 bedroom $239,000
2 bedrooms $359,253
3 bedrooms $425,837
4 bedrooms $537,063
5 bedrooms $629,999
Kelso Home Price Trends
  3/2024 2/2024 1/2024 12/2023 11/2023
Total Listings 219 229 226 239 259
Average Price $487,743 $477,845 $464,983 $458,051 $452,881
Avg Price Change +2.07% +2.77% +1.51% +1.14% -2.02%
Median Price $378,214 $377,312 $375,554 $377,935 $374,320
Med Price Change +0.24% +0.47% -0.63% +0.97% -1.30%
Avg Bedrooms 2.15 beds 2.22 beds 2.18 beds 2.13 beds 2.15 beds
Avg Bathrooms 1.52 baths 1.6 baths 1.54 baths 1.47 baths 1.48 baths
Home Price by High School
School Name Total Homes Average Price
Kelso High 77 $391,400
Home Price by House Size
Total Homes Average Price
All Homes 112 $430,625
Distressed Homes 1 $375,000
Multi-Million Dollar Homes 1 $5,000,000
Newly Built Homes 12 $568,966
Homes with a Pool 1 $620,000
Reduced Price Homes 8 $438,237

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