Sandwich, MA

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Sandwich, 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 Q3 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Sandwich Housing Market Information

With 20,303 people, 7,518 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $414,048, real estate costs in Sandwich 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 Sandwich, accounting for 91.12% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Sandwich include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 3.47%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.43%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.99%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Sandwich. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 84.48% of Sandwich's homes, and 69.45% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Sandwich 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 Sandwich built between 1940-1969 ( 18.49%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 9.10%). There's also some housing in Sandwich built before 1939 ( 7.25%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Sandwich. Fully 21.01% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Sandwich homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Sandwich 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.

Sandwich Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Sandwich have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 13.71%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Sandwich house appreciation rate of 1.29%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Sandwich that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Sandwich real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Sandwich appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.95%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 72.60% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Sandwich. Sandwich appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.88%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.73%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,214,000 1.2
$911,001 - $1,214,000 2.0
$607,001 - $911,000 15.7
$486,001 - $607,000 15.5
$364,001 - $486,000 34.0
$243,001 - $364,000 27.1
$121,001 - $243,000 3.3
$61,001 - $121,000 0.3
$0 - $61,000 0.9

Average for MA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
10.621897810219 47.7564102564103

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Sandwich Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q2 - 2018 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q3
68.92% 2.84%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,467 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 84.48
Renters 15.52
Vacant 21.01

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 9.1
1970 - 1999 65.2
1940 - 1969 18.5
1939 or Older 7.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 91.1
Townhomes 2.0
Small Apt. Buildings 3.4
Apt. Complexes 3.5
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.92
1 Bedroom 4.24
2 Bedrooms 20.00
3 Bedrooms 47.67
4 Bedrooms 21.78
5 or more bedrooms 4.38

Zip Codes in Sandwich, MA