Holliston MA

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Holliston, 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 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Holliston Housing Market Information

With 14,939 people, 5,278 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $496,849, real estate costs in Holliston 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 Holliston, accounting for 82.94% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Holliston include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.09%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.70%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.26%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Holliston. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 89.50% of Holliston's homes, and 76.94% 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. Holliston's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 41.66% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Holliston include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 29.65%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 18.03%). There's also some housing in Holliston built between 2000 and later ( 10.66%).

Holliston Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Holliston have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 32.40%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Holliston house appreciation rate of 2.85%.

Over the last year, Holliston appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Holliston's appreciation rate has been 3.16%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Holliston were at 1.20%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.87%.

Relative to Massachusetts, our data show that Holliston's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Massachusetts.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,150,000 1.4
$862,001 - $1,150,000 8.0
$575,001 - $862,000 23.9
$460,001 - $575,000 25.2
$345,001 - $460,000 30.3
$230,001 - $345,000 6.6
$115,001 - $230,000 2.1
$58,001 - $115,000 1.1
$0 - $58,000 1.5

High for MA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
7.69051094890511 33.3333333333333

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Holliston Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q4 - 2020 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q1
63.13% 2.45%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,955 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 89.50
Renters 10.50
Vacant 0.96

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Holliston HOMES
2000 or Newer 10.7
1970 - 1999 29.6
1940 - 1969 41.7
1939 or Older 18.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 82.9
Townhomes 4.3
Small Apt. Buildings 5.7
Apt. Complexes 7.1
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.17
1 Bedroom 5.33
2 Bedrooms 14.28
3 Bedrooms 40.91
4 Bedrooms 36.03
5 or more bedrooms 3.28