Here’s How Much Homes Cost in Salem Right Now

The town's average is on par with prices in Mattapan.

Never want your history-filled visits to Salem to end? Neither do we. For those charmed by the quaint (and sometimes spooky) town of Salem, there’s good news for you.

A new report from real estate data firm NeighborhoodX examined home prices in Witch City, concluding they’re comparable to those in Boston’s most affordable neighborhood: Mattapan. On average, listing prices in Salem go for $208 per square foot. Mattapan, on the other hand, has an average of $201 per square foot, according to pricing data from September.

Overall, Salem prices for market-rate single-family homes and condos range from $208 per square foot to $142 per square foot. The most expensive and least expensive listings are both condos with single-family homes falling in the middle.

The cheapest properties in Salem—between $142 and $150 per square foot—are on par with prices in Dorchester and Mattapan, which look to be around $144 per square foot and $151 per square foot respectively. However, the most expensive property in Salem—a waterfront condo at $468 per square foot—costs about the same as the most expensive properties in West Roxbury and Roslindale.

Wondering how all of the prices line up? See for yourself below.


Madeline Bilis Associate Editor at Boston Magazine @madelinebilis
mbilis@bostonmagazine.com