Winchester, MA


Highest Appreciating Winchester Neighborhoods Since 2000

Winchester, 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

Winchester Housing Market Information

With a population of 22,417, 7,586 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $1,005,571, Winchester house prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, Winchester 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 Winchester, accounting for 70.67% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Winchester include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 11.53%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.61%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.78%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Winchester. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 84.14% of Winchester's homes, and 60.61% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

The housing in Winchester was primarily built before 1939 ( 40.24%), making the housing stock in Winchester some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Winchester. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 35.62%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 17.73%). There's also some housing in Winchester built between 2000 and later ( 6.42%).

Winchester Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Winchester has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Winchester real estate appreciated 36.33% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.15%, putting Winchester in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Winchester definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Winchester that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Winchester real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Winchester appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.31%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 76.58% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Winchester. Winchester appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.07%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.36%.

Relative to Massachusetts, our data show that Winchester's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% 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 Winchester differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Winchester - 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 Winchester real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Winchester, MA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,226,000 23.3
$919,001 - $1,226,000 24.2
$613,001 - $919,000 31.1
$490,001 - $613,000 8.7
$368,001 - $490,000 5.3
$245,001 - $368,000 4.1
$123,001 - $245,000 2.3
$61,001 - $123,000 0.0
$0 - $61,000 0.9

Very High for MA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.03129028477675 1.6025641025641

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Winchester 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
87.64% 3.72% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,350 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 84.14
Renters 15.86
Vacant 4.19

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Winchester HOMES
2000 or Newer 6.4
1970 - 1999 17.7
1940 - 1969 35.6
1939 or Older 40.2

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Winchester HOMES
Single-Family 70.7
Townhomes 6.8
Small Apt. Buildings 10.6
Apt. Complexes 11.5
Mobile Homes 0.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Winchester HOMES
No Bedroom 1.33
1 Bedroom 7.15
2 Bedrooms 16.51
3 Bedrooms 33.82
4 Bedrooms 26.79
5 or more bedrooms 14.41