Single-Family Home Prices in Greater Boston 2016

The good news is Boston has never been better. The bad news is real estate is still wicked expensive. How does your home rank against other single-family homes in Greater Boston? Use our charts to compare 156 towns and neighborhoods. Sort by town or neighborhood, prices, growth rates, and more. In the last column, see how each town ranked in our 2015 Best Schools list.

 

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Neighborhood / Town
2015 Median Price
2014 Median Price
One-Year Change
2010 Median Price
Five-Year Change
2005 Median Price
Ten-Year Change
2015 Days on Market
2015 No. of Sales
2015 Best Schools Ranking
Abington$319,450$310,0003%$605,000 -47%$354,950-10%83152109
Acton$566,750$557,9442%$532,500 6%$614,116-8%7124225
Amesbury$325,500$304,4997%$291,000 12%$375,000-13%10016476
Andover$615,000$579,0006%$521,500 18%$597,2503%8036226
Arlington$640,750$625,0003%$500,000 28%$503,00027%2930637
Ashland$400,000$390,0003%$359,900 11%$446,000-10%5512547
Avon$236,500$269,900-12%$270,000 -12%$334,250-29%1025293
Bedford$675,000$615,00010%$547,500 23%$530,00027%661475
Belmont$909,750$950,000-4%$703,000 29%$709,50028%5615645
Beverly$395,000$375,0005%$339,000 17%$391,7501%7534590
Billerica$369,000$352,7505%$321,250 15%$377,500-2%6937288
Boston - Citywide$475,000$450,0006%$360,000 32%$400,00019%53995116
Boston - Allston$773,000$520,00049%$442,50075%$479,5750%241
Boston - Back Bay$6,350,000$7,375,000-14%$2,656,222139%$2,725,000133%989
Boston - Bay Village / South End$2,525,000$2,499,5001%$1,640,00054%$1,235,000104%3927
Boston - Beacon Hill$2,892,750$3,175,000-9%$2,400,00021%$1,980,00046%13921
Boston - Brighton$582,500$530,00010%$402,00045%$500,00017%3928
Boston - Charlestown$895,000$819,5009%$702,50027%$675,00033%4261
Boston - Chinatown / Leather District
Boston - Dorchester$400,000$389,0003%$277,00044%$360,00011%6465
Boston - East Boston$331,750$325,5382%$224,75048%$330,0001%8020
Boston - Fenway$2,112,500892
Boston - Hyde Park$359,000$330,0009%$278,25029%$357,7000%6683
Boston - Jamaica Plain$820,000$743,00010%$515,00059%$505,00062%3373
Boston - Mattapan$291,500$252,00016%$199,90046%$320,000-9%6224
Boston - North End/West End
Boston - Roslindale$450,000$422,2507%$323,25039%$381,00018%41113
Boston - Roxbury$307,500$488,000-37%$180,00071%$345,000-11%1028
Boston - South Boston$577,000$554,5004%$446,50029%$426,55035%6638
Boston - West Roxbury$465,000$445,5004%$416,00012%$456,5002%48214
Boxborough$609,000$640,000-5%$450,000 35%$656,450-7%565525
Boxford$585,000$585,0000%$536,250 9%$655,000-11%10610724
Braintree$407,750$373,7139%$340,000 20%$382,0007%5928253
Bridgewater$329,900$321,5003%$298,950 10%$379,900-13%81208100
Brockton$223,500$205,0009%$175,000 28%$278,000-20%86740122
Brookline$1,625,000$1,570,0004%$1,156,750 40%$1,120,00045%7117520
Burlington$485,000$455,5006%$387,750 25%$415,00017%6820139
Cambridge$1,343,500$1,250,3597%$859,000 56%$816,25065%3211231
Canton$493,000$479,9503%$435,000 13%$525,000-6%8819556
Carlisle$827,500$790,0005%$660,000 25%$889,000-7%99646
Carver$298,000$274,5009%$255,000 17%$350,000-15%12114697
Chelmsford$388,043$370,0005%$346,500 12%$373,7004%6231146
Chelsea$307,500$262,00017%$200,000 54%$307,0000%8934125
Cohasset$814,000$750,0009%$760,000 7%$768,0006%11611133
Concord$960,000$970,000-1%$700,000 37%$749,90028%831916
Danvers$407,450$362,00013%$331,000 23%$405,0001%6823074
Dedham$410,000$393,2504%$351,250 17%$409,9500%6827357
Dover$979,444$954,0003%$848,800 15%$1,007,000-3%171781
Duxbury$590,000$589,9380%$555,000 6%$617,500-4%12419538
East Bridgewater$290,000$285,0002%$265,000 9%$359,400-19%103140103
Easton$415,000$410,0001%$406,200 2%$435,500-5%10720264
Essex$519,000$500,0004%$552,500 -6%$697,500-26%1394516
Everett$319,000$283,50013%$231,000 38%$350,000-9%7399121
Foxboro$384,500$367,5005%$357,000 8%$400,000-4%9416635
Framingham$373,000$349,0007%$305,500 22%$386,500-3%5662570
Franklin$405,000$405,0000%$377,000 7%$439,900-8%7026851
Georgetown$405,000$403,6890%$401,000 1%$459,900-12%7910662
Gloucester$375,000$380,500-1%$319,000 18%$399,000-6%9620894
Groveland$370,500$344,2508%$300,000 24%$395,500-6%817654
Halifax$294,000$290,0001%$260,000 13%$330,000-11%1138982
Hamilton$493,500$473,0004%$428,000 15%$539,000-8%998623
Hanover$454,500$450,0001%$438,000 4%$462,500-2%8315052
Hanson$326,000$295,00011%$288,500 13%$363,675-10%105123110
Haverhill$288,000$274,0005%$251,000 15%$330,000-13%82457114
Hingham$767,000$662,50016%$670,000 14%$665,00015%10025730
Holbrook$264,000$255,0004%$236,000 12%$325,000-19%67135111
Holliston$472,000$445,4506%$380,000 24%$449,5005%8019114
Hopkinton$632,253$582,4339%$525,000 20%$582,4509%8620828
Hudson$326,000$307,5006%$286,750 14%$364,250-11%7117081
Hull$350,000$355,000-1%$296,000 18%$384,000-9%11311771
Ipswich$477,500$458,7504%$387,500 23%$526,950-9%10713259
Kingston$379,000$361,4505%$336,000 13%$385,000-2%13417782
Lawrence$209,900$189,00011%$165,250 27%$249,700-16%80205124
Lexington$1,000,000$1,050,000-5%$745,000 34%$725,00038%683873
Lincoln$1,050,000$1,100,000-5%$1,020,000 3%$1,200,000-13%1034713
Littleton$486,900$442,50010%$400,000 22%$481,0001%9513644
Lowell$245,000$231,0006%$195,000 26%$279,900-12%83432117
Lynn$266,000$246,0008%$196,000 36%$293,000-9%68549123
Lynnfield$600,500$542,50011%$529,000 14%$580,0004%7614436
Malden$360,000$325,00011%$267,000 35%$360,0000%51235115
Manchester-by-the-Sea$799,000$787,5001%$739,000 8%$823,000-3%1657116
Mansfield$369,000$395,000-7%$356,250 4%$436,000-15%6616742
Marblehead$596,500$590,0001%$510,000 17%$584,0002%9623817
Marlborough$324,500$307,0006%$277,500 17%$365,000-11%7924698
Marshfield$393,500$380,0004%$379,000 4%$451,000-13%10328077
Maynard$338,000$325,0004%$297,500 14%$349,500-3%7411585
Medfield$671,500$613,5009%$573,500 17%$635,0006%8015912
Medford$463,500$430,0008%$350,000 32%$395,00017%4229683
Medway$405,000$403,7500%$339,450 19%$450,000-10%7814963
Melrose$504,325$477,0006%$406,650 24%$430,00017%4223878
Merrimac$334,839$395,000-15%$299,000 12%$372,500-10%937654
Middleborough$275,000$245,00012%$243,000 13%$353,700-22%93223105
Middleton$602,000$650,000-7%$406,000 48%$556,5008%836624
Milford$295,000$278,0006%$265,000 11%$365,000-19%7522791
Millis$381,000$379,0001%$310,000 23%$406,000-6%8010068
Milton$570,000$545,0005%$469,000 22%$472,00021%7726760
Nahant$577,000$475,00021%$485,000 19%$515,00012%1283840
Natick$555,000$509,0009%$400,000 39%$463,50020%5933950
Needham$867,500$843,7503%$665,000 30%$672,00029%7133622
Newbury$452,000$445,0002%$423,000 7%$455,000-1%1418354
Newburyport$535,000$515,0004%$426,200 26%$467,75014%7919227
Newton$1,117,600$971,50015%$744,150 50%$806,00039%6260010
Norfolk$493,500$460,9007%$427,500 15%$500,000-1%10914867
North Andover$537,450$510,0005%$479,753 12%$589,950-9%8526273
North Reading$488,500$502,500-3%$425,000 15%$530,500-8%5416048
Norton$321,750$275,00017%$265,000 21%$360,000-11%9214679
Norwell$607,500$522,50016%$531,000 14%$569,9007%12015832
Norwood$410,000$399,5003%$355,000 15%$406,0001%5521172
Peabody$366,750$348,8755%$295,000 24%$680,000-46%6737596
Pembroke$338,500$330,0003%$287,000 18%$369,900-8%10319695
Plainville$341,000$354,000-4%$363,438 -6%$375,500-9%797367
Plymouth$329,000$313,0005%$281,750 17%$359,000-8%11871292
Plympton$370,000$314,00018%$312,500 18%$399,500-7%1154182
Raynham$324,000$320,7501%$272,621 19%$359,000-10%83150100
Quincy$393,000$375,0005%$320,000 23%$378,0004%6250189
Randolph$293,000$261,00012%$244,500 20%$347,500-16%58295108
Reading$518,500$469,95010%$422,000 23%$440,00018%4224855
Revere$330,000$285,00016%$233,000 42%$349,900-6%73193118
Rockland$277,000$273,5001%$258,000 7%$320,000-13%93169112
Rockport$531,250$457,50016%$405,000 31%$459,00016%1367834
Rowley$455,000$444,4502%350,00030%$517,471-12%1056069
Salem$345,000$345,0000%$290,750 19%$349,000-1%82217101
Salisbury$340,000$332,4502%$266,500 28%$348,000-2%1086469
Saugus$339,900$325,0005%$299,900 13%$365,000-7%67261104
Scituate$499,125$500,0000%$450,000 11%$550,000-9%9328643
Sharon$508,000$503,5001%$395,000 29%$450,00013%7219211
Sherborn$749,000$741,0001%$744,500 1%$754,000-1%118651
Somerville$725,000$562,00029%$402,500 80%$437,00066%3984107
Southborough$574,000$595,000-4%$559,000 3%$579,000-1%8212218
Stoneham$465,250$423,99510%$399,900 16%$426,0009%5518241
Stoughton$313,500$311,0001%$297,500 5%$352,750-11%7124880
Stow$465,000$475,000-2%$453,000 3%$510,000-9%1046729
Sudbury$685,000$701,000-2%$639,000 7%$745,000-8%10225113
Swampscott$460,000$440,0005%$437,500 5%$519,300-11%9118340
Taunton$250,000$235,0006%$225,000 11%$310,000-19%91402119
Tewksbury$374,000$352,0006%$305,000 23%$380,000-2%6315987
Topsfield$513,125$564,500-9%$443,000 16%$532,890-4%987624
Wakefield$463,500$435,5006%$372,000 25%$425,0009%4921866
Walpole$505,000$441,00015%$360,000 40%$450,00012%7423658
Waltham$476,000$457,2504%$390,000 22%$435,0009%5135884
Watertown$560,000$535,0005%$471,000 19%$488,25015%378765
Wayland$705,000$684,0003%$565,000 25%$602,00017%891834
Wellesley$1,234,250$1,225,0001%$937,500 32%$1,010,00022%783288
Wenham$517,500$585,000-12%$479,450 8%$539,950-4%1335623
West Bridgewater$296,500$304,950-3%$255,000 16%$349,900-15%1028475
West Newbury$535,000$520,4503%$386,000 39%$494,9508%1226354
Westford$488,750$521,750-6%$465,000 5%$515,000-5%7121519
Weston$1,480,000$1,395,0006%$1,091,500 36%$1,272,40016%1421452
Westwood$659,000$627,5005%$535,000 23%$614,9507%7716921
Weymouth$336,000$325,0003%$295,000 14%$345,000-3%62521106
Whitman$288,500$270,0007%$248,000 16%$322,000-10%58130110
Wilmington$438,500$398,00010%$360,000 22%$417,5005%5721961
Winchester$950,250$920,0003%$697,250 36%$739,50028%5524015
Winthrop$375,000$327,00015%$310,500 21%$380,000-1%718999
Woburn$415,000$388,5007%$320,000 30%$397,7504%9332186
Wrentham$447,000$433,0003%$370,750 21%$440,0002%10614767

 

SOURCES: Boston neighborhood and town median home prices, sales volumes, and days on market provided by the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (marealtor.com) and MLS Property Information Network (mlspin.com). School district rankings come from Boston magazine’s Best Schools issue, published in September 2015.