East Lyme CT

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East Lyme, CT 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 Q4 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

East Lyme Housing Market Information

With 18,645 people, 7,287 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $358,162, real estate costs in East Lyme are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Connecticut communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in East Lyme, accounting for 80.75% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in East Lyme include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 10.74%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 4.94%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.99%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in East Lyme. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 70.58% of East Lyme's homes, and 63.21% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in East Lyme 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 East Lyme built between 1940-1969 ( 31.63%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 17.25%). There's also some housing in East Lyme built between 2000 and later ( 16.87%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in East Lyme. Fully 15.51% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant East Lyme homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding East Lyme real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

East Lyme Home Appreciation Rates

Some of the lowest real estate appreciation rates in America over the last ten years have been in East Lyme, where house values have increased just 0.27%, which is annualized rate of 0.03%. This rate is lower than the appreciation rate found in 90% of the cities and towns in America.

Over the last year, East Lyme appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, East Lyme's appreciation rate has been 2.33%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in East Lyme were at 0.13%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.50%.

Notably, East Lyme's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Connecticut, our data show that East Lyme's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Connecticut.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the town. Individual neighborhoods within East Lyme differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in East Lyme - 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 East Lyme real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,094,000 1.0
$821,001 - $1,094,000 1.5
$547,001 - $821,000 11.2
$438,001 - $547,000 11.4
$328,001 - $438,000 26.9
$219,001 - $328,000 36.5
$109,001 - $219,000 10.6
$55,001 - $109,000 0.1
$0 - $55,000 1.0

High for CT
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
14.7270072992701 28.4023668639053

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

East Lyme Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q3 - 2019 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q4 - 2019 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2019 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q4 - 2019 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q4
49.12% 2.02%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,553 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 70.58
Renters 29.42
Vacant 15.51

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 16.9
1970 - 1999 34.2
1940 - 1969 31.6
1939 or Older 17.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 80.8
Townhomes 3.0
Small Apt. Buildings 4.9
Apt. Complexes 10.7
Mobile Homes 0.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.88
1 Bedroom 8.12
2 Bedrooms 22.82
3 Bedrooms 40.31
4 Bedrooms 22.90
5 or more bedrooms 4.97