Concord, MA Real Estate Guide
With a stable population of about 18,000, Concord may be small, but it still has three distinct neighborhoods. The majority of residents in all neighborhoods could be characterized as well-educated and affluent, but each neighborhood has unique qualities and may appeal to different types of people. When searching for Concord properties, it’s important to take the average home values and character of each neighborhood into account. Start by reading the brief neighborhood overviews below, and talk to an experienced CENTURY 21 Commonwealth realtor to learn more about Concord, MA homes for sale in each part of town.
If you live in Concord’s Town Center, you’ll be within walking distance of a number of local shops and restaurants, not to mention historical sites including Orchard House, the Old Manse, Emerson House, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and Minuteman National Historic Park. A nearby MBTA rail station makes it easy for residents to commute to work in Boston and other surrounding towns. You’ll also be surrounded by large, picturesque Concord homes and likely living in one yourself, since this part of town has a high proportion of 3, 4, and 5-plus bedroom houses.
Due to the number of large houses and their proximity to highly-valued amenities, Town Center is the most expensive of Concord’s three neighborhoods, with the median real estate price falling just under $839,000. However, if you are looking for Concord apartments, this part of town actually has lower rental prices than the two other neighborhoods, with an average rent of about $1,550.
Nine Acre Corner
More interested in living in a rural environment than right off Main Street? You’ll want to start looking for Concord homes for sale in Nine Acre Corner. This neighborhood is located just south of Town Center, and much of the land is still farmed or taken up by woodlands. Real estate here is largely owner-occupied and consists primarily of medium to large single-family homes, although there are also some apartment complexes. The quiet environment and below average crime rate make Nine Acre Corner a popular neighborhood with active retirees and families with school-age kids.
Real estate prices here are higher than the national average but below those in Town Center; the median real estate value is about $695,000, and the average rent is about $1,850.
West Concord is an unincorporated village within the larger town of Concord. It has its own MBTA rail station, as well as quite a few independently-run shops and restaurants in the village center. The majority of Concord, MA apartments and condos that are currently available are located in West Concord, although this neighborhood also has medium to large single-family homes, most of which were built between 1970 and 1999.
The median real estate price here is about $657,500, and the average rental price is just over $1,700. West Concord has a very low vacancy rate, which means the real estate supply is tight, and you’ll want to work with an experienced realtor to find a Concord house in the village.
Purchasing a Home in Concord
The best way to learn more about Concord real estate—and to find the perfect home for you—is to visit our town and talk to a CENTURY 21 Commonwealth realtor. Contact us and start looking for Concord properties now.