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A Guide to Natick, MA Real Estate by Neighborhood

A quaint New England town, this community of urban sophisticates offers the perfect balance of commercial and residential buildings. Tree lined streets frame beautiful, well-manicured neighborhoods boasting homes for every taste. Whether your next home is to be a no-maintenance condominium, a picturesque cottage, or an expansive estate, Natick residents take great pride in maintaining the artistic inspirations offered by their town and, regardless of which community you choose, the historical atmosphere is maintained throughout all types of Natick real estate and can’t be missed. 


Originally a blue-collared community, the Sherwood neighborhood remains a small, active community where neighbors still call out casual greetings as they pass each other during their evening walks. This community is a gathering of single college graduates, established families with young children, and senior citizens. Focused on providing affordable housing, this community is active in its efforts to provide nice housing while maintaining reasonable prices. Many of Sherwood’s homes were originally constructed during the 1940s. While most of these colonial-style homes remain today as they were then, most have been updated or enlarged.

The Sherwood section offers affordable Natick apartments, condominiums, rental properties, and single-family homes that, while a bustling part of Natick, remain relatively protected from other communities due to well-planned streets that do not accommodate pass-through traffic.

Walnut Hill

Walnut Hill provides its residents the convenience of modern-day stately living with a view to history through its 200-year old homes. This upscale community offers beautiful Victorian-style architecture, pristine landscapes, and an eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries, retail establishments, and restaurants all within a few short blocks. Boasting one of the highest concentrations of artisans, Walnut Hill is also the location of the prestigious private boarding school, Walnut Hill School. Browse Natick homes for sale in Walnut Hill for that unique, one-of-a-kind property.

Oak Street

The Oak Street community had its start as a summer vacation destination, and many of the tiny cottages built around Jennings Pond still remain. Retaining their quaint existence, including no through traffic roads, Oak Street homes have been maintained very well over the years. The west and north sides boast a collection of cape-style homes, which are perfect fits for first-time home buyers because of their affordability. While many of these homes were built during the 1950s, many have been expanded with the remaining being very well maintained. For a quaint cottage living or a great choice for a first-time home, check out Natick homes for sale in Oak Street.

Little South

The Little South section of Natick is hardly little but is named because of its location. Many of the homes in this area were also built during the 1950s and, while modest in size and appearance, remain very well-maintained. Tucked into little pockets of these traditional homes, you will find larger farmette-style properties that offer magnificent lots and some of the oldest and most prestigious homes built throughout Natick. If land is what you seek, check out Natick real estate for sale in Little South.


Rounding out the Natick communities, Lokerville is a well-established community of medium-size to large single family homes and high-rise Natick apartments, many of which were built between 1940 and 1970. Although mostly modest and traditional, these homes vary in architecture from the small cottage-style popular during the mid-20th century to the more modern Georgian-style and everything in between. Whatever the preference, Lockerville attracts many high-end executives because of its great family-friendly location, fantastic schools, and easy access to public transportation.

Welcome Home

The Natick community offers a home to meet just about anyone’s tastes—whether a small starter-apartment, a four-bedroom traditional, or an executive estate with country-club living, it’s all here! Supported by great schools, amazing artists, and a great location with easy access to public transportation, Natick, MA real estate is experiencing an increase in value. Take advantage of this great time to buy, and contact a Century 21 Commonwealth agent to begin the search for your perfect home.


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