Brewster, MA


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Brewster, 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

Brewster Housing Market Information

With 9,918 people, 4,272 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $437,779, real estate costs in Brewster are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Massachusetts communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Brewster, accounting for 72.66% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Brewster include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.13%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.38%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.56%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Brewster. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 78.62% of Brewster's homes, and 57.29% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Brewster 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 Brewster built between 1940-1969 ( 18.12%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 10.85%). There's also some housing in Brewster built before 1939 ( 6.18%).

A decent proportion of the Brewster housing stock is seasonally occupied. That is, homes and condos in Brewster are occupied by people for a portion of the year - mainly for vacation purposes - and then locked up and left unoccupied for the remainder of the year as owners return to their primary residences. This characteristic of the Brewster housing market speaks to its popularity as a vacation location of choice.

Brewster Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Brewster's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.28% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Brewster's appreciation rate, at 4.85%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Brewster's appreciation rate has been 0.10%, which annualizes to a rate of 0.41%.

Relative to Massachusetts, our data show that Brewster'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
> $1,103,000 5.1
$828,001 - $1,103,000 8.8
$552,001 - $828,000 22.2
$441,001 - $552,000 21.7
$331,001 - $441,000 27.4
$221,001 - $331,000 9.0
$110,001 - $221,000 3.2
$55,001 - $110,000 0.1
$0 - $55,000 2.4

High for MA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
7.79327317473339 33.0128205128205

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Brewster 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
70.52% 3.14% 9 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,431 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 78.62
Renters 21.38
Vacant 44.96

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 10.8
1970 - 1999 64.8
1940 - 1969 18.1
1939 or Older 6.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 72.7
Townhomes 3.6
Small Apt. Buildings 14.1
Apt. Complexes 9.4
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.57
1 Bedroom 7.77
2 Bedrooms 31.79
3 Bedrooms 40.76
4 Bedrooms 16.53
5 or more bedrooms 2.59

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