Westport, MA


Highest Appreciating Westport Neighborhoods Since 2000

Westport, 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

Westport Housing Market Information

With a population of 15,814, 6,096 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $438,932, real estate costs in Westport 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 Westport, accounting for 82.29% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Westport include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.29%), row houses and other attached homes ( 4.96%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 3.83%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Westport. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 84.49% of Westport's homes, and 63.86% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Westport 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 Westport built between 1940-1969 ( 30.47%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 17.81%). There's also some housing in Westport built between 2000 and later ( 15.11%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Westport. Fully 17.19% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Westport homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Westport 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.

Westport Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Westport's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.73% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Westport's appreciation rate, at 4.04%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Westport's appreciation rate has been 0.64%, which annualizes to a rate of 2.59%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,094,000 4.1
$821,001 - $1,094,000 3.4
$547,001 - $821,000 14.7
$438,001 - $547,000 17.2
$328,001 - $438,000 21.9
$219,001 - $328,000 25.9
$110,001 - $219,000 7.7
$55,001 - $110,000 1.7
$0 - $55,000 3.4

High for MA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
7.7639751552795 32.6923076923077

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Westport 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
67.93% 3.05% 9 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,277 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 84.49
Renters 15.51
Vacant 17.19

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 15.1
1970 - 1999 36.6
1940 - 1969 30.5
1939 or Older 17.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 82.3
Townhomes 5.0
Small Apt. Buildings 8.3
Apt. Complexes 3.8
Mobile Homes 0.4
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.88
1 Bedroom 7.76
2 Bedrooms 22.40
3 Bedrooms 47.17
4 Bedrooms 16.70
5 or more bedrooms 5.09