Dennis Real Estate
LIVING IN DENNIS
Dennis is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,871 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dennis is the 134th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Dennis are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don’t compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
With 13,871 people, 6,835 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $555,653, real estate costs in Dennis 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 Dennis, accounting for 81.63% of the town’s housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Dennis include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.51%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.71%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.03%).
Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Dennis. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 73.27% of Dennis’s homes, and 53.44% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.
There is a lot of housing in Dennis 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 Dennis built between 1940-1969 ( 39.67%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 11.17%). There’s also some housing in Dennis built between 2000 and later ( 5.70%).
A decent proportion of the Dennis housing stock is seasonally occupied. That is, homes and condos in Dennis are occupied by people for a portion of the year – mainly for vacation purposes – and then locked up and left unoccupied for the remainder of the year as owners return to their primary residences. This characteristic of the Dennis housing market speaks to its popularity as a vacation location of choice.