Adams, MA


Highest Appreciating Adams Neighborhoods Since 2000

Adams, MA 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

Adams Housing Market Information

With a population of 8,187, 3,806 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $146,323, Adams real estate values are some of the lowest in Massachusetts, although compared to real estate around the nation, Adams homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Adams, accounting for 52.26% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Adams include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 26.20%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.97%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.50%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Adams. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 66.72% of Adams's homes, and 51.20% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

The housing in Adams was primarily built before 1939 ( 54.47%), making the housing stock in Adams some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Adams. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 31.49%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 11.97%). There's also some housing in Adams built between 2000 and later ( 2.07%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Adams. Fully 11.67% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Adams homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Adams 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.

Adams Home Appreciation Rates

Adams's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Adams during the period has been just -1.26%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Adams appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Adams's appreciation rate has been -4.77%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Adams were at -1.88%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -7.33%.

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

Relative to Massachusetts, our data show that Adams's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Massachusetts.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $980,000 0.8
$736,001 - $980,000 0.0
$490,001 - $736,000 1.4
$392,001 - $490,000 1.7
$294,001 - $392,000 3.3
$196,001 - $294,000 15.0
$98,001 - $196,000 57.9
$49,001 - $98,000 13.2
$0 - $49,000 6.8

Very Low for MA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
51.5996718621821 99.6794871794872

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Adams 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
15.68% 0.85% 1 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$849 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 66.72
Renters 33.28
Vacant 11.67

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 2.1
1970 - 1999 12.0
1940 - 1969 31.5
1939 or Older 54.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 52.3
Townhomes 4.5
Small Apt. Buildings 26.2
Apt. Complexes 16.0
Mobile Homes 1.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.81
1 Bedroom 11.51
2 Bedrooms 33.33
3 Bedrooms 40.57
4 Bedrooms 10.63
5 or more bedrooms 3.16