Holden, MA


Highest Appreciating Holden Neighborhoods Since 2000

Holden, 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

Holden Housing Market Information

With a population of 18,645, 6,326 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $326,643, real estate costs in Holden 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 Holden, accounting for 85.62% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Holden include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 5.91%), row houses and other attached homes ( 4.67%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.80%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Holden. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 89.44% of Holden's homes, and 67.52% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Holden's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 40.62% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Holden include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 30.97%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 15.66%). There's also some housing in Holden built before 1939 ( 12.74%).

Holden Home Appreciation Rates

Holden's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Holden during the period has been just -0.96%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Holden's appreciation rate, at 4.62%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Holden's appreciation rate has been 0.33%, which annualizes to a rate of 1.33%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,108,000 0.2
$831,001 - $1,108,000 0.7
$554,001 - $831,000 4.4
$443,001 - $554,000 12.6
$332,001 - $443,000 25.2
$221,001 - $332,000 42.3
$111,001 - $221,000 11.5
$56,001 - $111,000 0.2
$0 - $56,000 2.8

Low for MA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
13.9927340911754 61.8589743589744

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Holden 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
42.04% 2.06% 3 5
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,433 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 89.44
Renters 10.56
Vacant 6.52

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 15.7
1970 - 1999 31.0
1940 - 1969 40.6
1939 or Older 12.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 85.6
Townhomes 4.7
Small Apt. Buildings 3.8
Apt. Complexes 5.9
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 5.53
2 Bedrooms 20.50
3 Bedrooms 41.94
4 Bedrooms 25.58
5 or more bedrooms 6.46