Wayland, MA


Highest Appreciating Wayland Neighborhoods Since 2000

Wayland, 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

Wayland Housing Market Information

With a population of 13,684, 5,162 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $720,814, Wayland house prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, Wayland 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 Wayland, accounting for 81.45% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Wayland include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.23%), row houses and other attached homes ( 7.10%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.73%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Wayland. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 87.29% of Wayland's homes, and 67.74% 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. Wayland's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 54.38% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Wayland include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 20.67%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 18.31%). There's also some housing in Wayland built between 2000 and later ( 6.63%).

Wayland Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Wayland have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 11.91%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Wayland house appreciation rate of 1.13%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Wayland's appreciation rate, at 4.23%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Wayland's appreciation rate has been 1.07%, which annualizes to a rate of 4.36%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,164,000 11.4
$873,001 - $1,164,000 16.4
$582,001 - $873,000 39.8
$466,001 - $582,000 17.6
$349,001 - $466,000 8.7
$233,001 - $349,000 3.5
$116,001 - $233,000 0.6
$58,001 - $116,000 1.0
$0 - $58,000 0.9

Very High for MA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
2.50791046525255 7.37179487179487

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Wayland 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
51.74% 2.45% 6 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,379 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 87.29
Renters 12.71
Vacant 4.12

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 6.6
1970 - 1999 20.7
1940 - 1969 54.4
1939 or Older 18.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 81.4
Townhomes 7.1
Small Apt. Buildings 3.7
Apt. Complexes 7.2
Mobile Homes 0.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.79
1 Bedroom 7.15
2 Bedrooms 11.81
3 Bedrooms 35.77
4 Bedrooms 31.97
5 or more bedrooms 10.51

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