2021 Watertown Year in Review

Want to know how the Watertown, Massachusetts real estate market is doing? In this 2021 Year in Review Housing Report, we’re looking at home sales in Watertown in 2021 compared to 2020 and how the market performed in that area.

Home Sales Up 7.4% + Prices Up 2.7%

As of December 31, 2021, there were 478 homes sold in Watertown, up 7.4% from 2020 when there were 445 sales. Prices increased by 2.7% to $776,285 over 2020 when prices were $755,965.

Homes Listed in Watertown:

There were 518 homes listed in Watertown in 2021, down 0.2% compared to 2020 when there were 519 homes placed on the market.

Homes Pending in Watertown:

In 2021, there were 464 Watertown homes placed under contract, up 9.4% from 2020 when there were 424.


Despite the pandemic, the Watertown market performed well, with only a slight decrease in single-family home sales year over year. Average prices have increased for single-family and condos, but multi-family prices have surprisingly decreased. The start of 2022 is predicted to start slow with low inventory and competition similar to what we say in mid-summer 2021, but eventually becoming a very busy year and we are likely to see the number of sales rise year over year and prices continue to increase.

Data provided by Warren Group & MLS PIN and compared to the prior year.