Athol, MA


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Athol, 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

Athol Housing Market Information

With 11,654 people, 4,761 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $167,396, Athol real estate values are some of the lowest in Massachusetts, although compared to real estate around the nation, Athol homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Athol, accounting for 67.72% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Athol include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 19.12%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.03%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 2.42%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Athol. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 70.48% of Athol's homes, and 50.62% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

The housing in Athol was primarily built before 1939 ( 50.93%), making the housing stock in Athol some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Athol. The next most important housing age is between 1970-1999 ( 23.27%), followed by between 1940-1969 ( 20.84%). There's also some housing in Athol built between 2000 and later ( 4.96%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Athol. Fully 13.86% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Athol homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Athol 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.

Athol Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Athol over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 22.24% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Athol home appreciation rates at 0.33%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.33%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Athol's appreciation rate, at 4.86%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Athol's appreciation rate has been 0.33%, which annualizes to a rate of 1.33%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,095,000 0.6
$821,001 - $1,095,000 0.3
$547,001 - $821,000 0.5
$438,001 - $547,000 1.0
$328,001 - $438,000 2.9
$219,001 - $328,000 15.4
$109,001 - $219,000 55.8
$54,001 - $109,000 19.1
$0 - $54,000 4.3

Very Low for MA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
42.6579163248564 97.7564102564102

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Athol 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
22.84% 1.20% 1 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$829 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 70.48
Renters 29.52
Vacant 13.86

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 5.0
1970 - 1999 23.3
1940 - 1969 20.8
1939 or Older 50.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 67.7
Townhomes 1.7
Small Apt. Buildings 19.1
Apt. Complexes 9.0
Mobile Homes 2.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.13
1 Bedroom 14.24
2 Bedrooms 28.89
3 Bedrooms 40.17
4 Bedrooms 10.46
5 or more bedrooms 4.11