Dartmouth, MA


Highest Appreciating Dartmouth Neighborhoods Since 2000

Dartmouth, 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

Dartmouth Housing Market Information

With a population of 34,715, 11,163 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $387,723, real estate costs in Dartmouth 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 Dartmouth, accounting for 80.47% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Dartmouth include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.79%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.05%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.11%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Dartmouth are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 63.55% owning and 36.45% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Dartmouth 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 Dartmouth built between 1940-1969 ( 30.16%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 18.65%). There's also some housing in Dartmouth built between 2000 and later ( 9.29%).

Dartmouth Home Appreciation Rates

Dartmouth's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Dartmouth during the period has been just -1.00%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Dartmouth that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Dartmouth real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Dartmouth appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.74%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 71.80% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Dartmouth. Dartmouth appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.64%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.59%.

Relative to Massachusetts, our data show that Dartmouth's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Massachusetts.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,137,000 2.1
$853,001 - $1,137,000 2.2
$569,001 - $853,000 7.6
$455,001 - $569,000 13.4
$341,001 - $455,000 29.2
$227,001 - $341,000 33.9
$114,001 - $227,000 8.6
$57,001 - $114,000 0.7
$0 - $57,000 2.3

Average for MA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
10.0082034454471 45.1923076923077

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Dartmouth 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
62.29% 2.85% 8 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,445 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 63.55
Renters 36.45
Vacant 7.80

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Dartmouth HOMES
2000 or Newer 9.3
1970 - 1999 41.9
1940 - 1969 30.2
1939 or Older 18.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 80.5
Townhomes 2.1
Small Apt. Buildings 7.0
Apt. Complexes 9.8
Mobile Homes 0.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.59
1 Bedroom 10.04
2 Bedrooms 19.54
3 Bedrooms 49.65
4 Bedrooms 13.55
5 or more bedrooms 5.62