Plymouth, MA


Highest Appreciating Plymouth Neighborhoods Since 2000

Plymouth, 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

Plymouth Housing Market Information

With a population of 58,890, 21,945 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $368,897, real estate costs in Plymouth 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 Plymouth, accounting for 72.69% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Plymouth include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.35%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.78%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.91%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Plymouth. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 76.36% of Plymouth's homes, and 58.62% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Plymouth 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 Plymouth built between 1940-1969 ( 21.17%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 16.37%). There's also some housing in Plymouth built between 2000 and later ( 15.11%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Plymouth. Fully 15.11% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Plymouth homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Plymouth 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.

Plymouth Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Plymouth's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.69% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Plymouth's appreciation rate, at 4.33%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Plymouth's appreciation rate has been 1.07%, which annualizes to a rate of 4.36%.

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

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the town. Individual neighborhoods within Plymouth differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Plymouth - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Plymouth real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,140,000 1.1
$855,001 - $1,140,000 1.3
$570,001 - $855,000 8.1
$456,001 - $570,000 15.9
$342,001 - $456,000 29.0
$228,001 - $342,000 30.7
$114,001 - $228,000 9.6
$57,001 - $114,000 1.0
$0 - $57,000 3.2

Average for MA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
10.9398804640806 50.6410256410256

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Plymouth 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
55.35% 2.59% 7 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,294 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 76.36
Renters 23.64
Vacant 15.11

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 15.1
1970 - 1999 47.3
1940 - 1969 21.2
1939 or Older 16.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 72.7
Townhomes 6.9
Small Apt. Buildings 8.8
Apt. Complexes 9.3
Mobile Homes 2.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.60
1 Bedroom 8.10
2 Bedrooms 30.03
3 Bedrooms 41.40
4 Bedrooms 17.22
5 or more bedrooms 2.65