Eastham Real Estate
LIVING IN EASTHAM
Eastham is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 4,906 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Eastham is the 247th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Eastham 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 a population of 4,906, 2,371 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $499,264, real estate costs in Eastham 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 Eastham, accounting for 94.34% of the town’s housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Eastham include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 2.76%), row houses and other attached homes ( 2.56%).
Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Eastham. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 86.80% of Eastham’s homes, and 68.84% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.
There is a lot of housing in Eastham 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 Eastham built between 1940-1969 ( 33.69%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 9.47%). There’s also some housing in Eastham built before 1939 ( 6.83%).
A decent proportion of the Eastham housing stock is seasonally occupied. That is, homes and condos in Eastham 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 Eastham housing market speaks to its popularity as a vacation location of choice.