Holliston, MA


Highest Appreciating Holliston Neighborhoods Since 2000

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 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

Holliston Housing Market Information

With 14,525 people, 5,037 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $457,382, 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 81.85% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Holliston include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 10.72%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.61%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.83%).

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 83.88% of Holliston's homes, and 75.35% 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 41.80% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Holliston include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 35.37%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 16.84%). There's also some housing in Holliston built between 2000 and later ( 6.00%).

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 5.04%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Holliston house appreciation rate of 0.49%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Holliston's appreciation rate, at 4.16%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Holliston's appreciation rate has been 1.07%, which annualizes to a rate of 4.36%.

Relative to Massachusetts, our data show that Holliston's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in Massachusetts.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,152,000 0.4
$864,001 - $1,152,000 3.9
$576,001 - $864,000 20.4
$461,001 - $576,000 22.7
$346,001 - $461,000 32.9
$230,001 - $346,000 13.7
$115,001 - $230,000 2.0
$57,001 - $115,000 2.0
$0 - $57,000 1.9

High for MA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
7.16629555842025 30.1282051282051

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Holliston 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
46.35% 2.23% 4 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,741 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 83.88
Renters 16.12
Vacant 0.92

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Holliston HOMES
2000 or Newer 6.0
1970 - 1999 35.4
1940 - 1969 41.8
1939 or Older 16.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 81.8
Townhomes 1.8
Small Apt. Buildings 5.6
Apt. Complexes 10.7
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.24
1 Bedroom 9.36
2 Bedrooms 11.76
3 Bedrooms 39.48
4 Bedrooms 35.88
5 or more bedrooms 3.28