Orange, MA


Highest Appreciating Orange Neighborhoods Since 2000

Orange, 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

Orange Housing Market Information

With a population of 7,651, 3,248 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $163,184, Orange real estate values are some of the lowest in Massachusetts, although compared to real estate around the nation, Orange homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Orange, accounting for 63.13% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Orange include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.47%), mobile homes or trailers ( 9.88%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.41%).

Dwellings in Orange tend to be quite small (one, two, or no bedrooms) and owner occupied. In fact, 48.56% of the homes in Orange have two or fewer bedrooms.

There is a lot of housing in Orange 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 Orange built before 1939 ( 32.95%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 22.85%). There's also some housing in Orange built between 2000 and later ( 9.38%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Orange. Fully 10.89% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Orange homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Orange real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Orange Home Appreciation Rates

Orange's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Orange during the period has been just -1.41%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Orange that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Orange real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Orange appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 13.31%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 98.70% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Orange. Orange appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at -0.39%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -1.57%.

Relative to Massachusetts, our data show that Orange's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Massachusetts.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,145,000 0.0
$859,001 - $1,145,000 0.3
$572,001 - $859,000 1.5
$458,001 - $572,000 0.4
$343,001 - $458,000 4.6
$229,001 - $343,000 21.4
$114,001 - $229,000 48.1
$57,001 - $114,000 12.7
$0 - $57,000 10.9

Very Low for MA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
44.3689206609633 98.7179487179487

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Orange 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
40.04% 1.97% 3 5
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$844 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 67.48
Renters 32.52
Vacant 10.89

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 9.4
1970 - 1999 34.8
1940 - 1969 22.9
1939 or Older 32.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 63.1
Townhomes 2.1
Small Apt. Buildings 9.4
Apt. Complexes 15.5
Mobile Homes 9.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.50
1 Bedroom 18.55
2 Bedrooms 27.52
3 Bedrooms 36.32
4 Bedrooms 10.62
5 or more bedrooms 4.50