Orleans, MA


Highest Appreciating Orleans Neighborhoods Since 2000

Orleans, 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

Orleans Housing Market Information

With 5,846 people, 2,881 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $556,661, Orleans house prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, Orleans real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Orleans, accounting for 79.03% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Orleans include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.04%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.78%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.19%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Orleans. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 77.28% of Orleans's homes, and 57.63% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Orleans 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 Orleans built between 1940-1969 ( 22.76%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 15.76%). There's also some housing in Orleans built between 2000 and later ( 9.80%).

A decent proportion of the Orleans housing stock is seasonally occupied. That is, homes and condos in Orleans are occupied by people for a portion of the year - mainly for vacation purposes - and then locked up and left unoccupied for the remainder of the year as owners return to their primary residences. This characteristic of the Orleans housing market speaks to its popularity as a vacation location of choice.

Orleans Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Orleans's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.21% during the period.

Over the last year, Orleans appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Orleans's appreciation rate has been 0.22%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Orleans were at 0.10%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.41%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,077,000 19.7
$808,001 - $1,077,000 17.6
$538,001 - $808,000 23.8
$431,001 - $538,000 12.8
$323,001 - $431,000 12.7
$215,001 - $323,000 6.9
$108,001 - $215,000 6.2
$54,001 - $108,000 0.0
$0 - $54,000 0.3

Very High for MA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
4.62322746982304 18.2692307692308

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Orleans 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
59.36% 2.74% 8 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,396 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 77.28
Renters 22.72
Vacant 45.62

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 9.8
1970 - 1999 51.7
1940 - 1969 22.8
1939 or Older 15.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 79.0
Townhomes 1.2
Small Apt. Buildings 11.0
Apt. Complexes 7.8
Mobile Homes 1.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.92
1 Bedroom 8.15
2 Bedrooms 28.27
3 Bedrooms 33.18
4 Bedrooms 24.44
5 or more bedrooms 5.02

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