Real Estate Market Update for Watertown, MA
Welcome to November's Market Update. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of October. The number of active listings was up 7% from one year earlier, and down 15% from the previous month. Even so, buyers still enjoyed a greater selection of homes today than they did one year ago. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just over 670-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was up 17%. This higher number of days may signal a slowdown in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was 450-thousand dollars. The number of units sold decreased 15% year-over-year, and decreased 41% month-over-month. Fewer sales could indicate an opportunity for buyers to negotiate better terms. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
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Map Information for Watertown, MA
Area Information for Watertown, MA
  • Population: 32,769
  • Median Age: 39.63 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 25 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 4
  • Sales Tax: 6%
  • Population Density: 8,129/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: -.71%
  • Closest Airport: General Edward Lawrence Logan International
  • Closest College: New England School-acupuncture
  • Closest Jr. College: Roxbury Community College
  • Median Household Income: $84,072
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 14%
  • Median Home Sales Price: $442,500
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Boston Red Sox
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 32.26%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Watertown, MA
Median Age: 39.63 Married: 39% Number of Households: 15,094 Households with Children: 2,857
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Watertown, MA

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Watertown High School 0.0 mi Public 9-12 3 0
      Perkins School For The Blind 0.5 mi Private UNGRADE-UNGRADE 0 0
      James Russell Lowell 0.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 0 0
      Hosmer Elementary School 0.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3-5 5
      Watertown Middle School 0.7 mi Public 6-8 2-5 4
      St Stephen's Armenian Elementary School 1.0 mi Private PRESCHOOL-5 0 0
      Beacon High School 1.0 mi Private 9-12 0 0
      Cunniff Elementary School 1.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 5
      Atrium School 1.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-7 0 5
      Jewish Community Day School 1.6 mi Private K-8 0 3
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: and Onboard Informatics © 2015
      Local Weather for Watertown, MA
        Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2015 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.