25 Hottest Towns in Massachusetts in 2020

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The Lamacchia Realty 25 Hottest Towns report is in!  We look at every town in Massachusetts and take the Top 25 with the most growth in the number of sales when compared to last year.  To make this list there has to be a minimum of 200 sales in 2020 including single families, condos, and multi-families.  We also look at the median prices of each town.

Many of this year’s hottest towns were in coastal towns!  See below.

Top 10 Hottest Towns in 2020

  1. In Orleans, the number of homes sold increased by 71.3%, to 233, and median prices increased by 40%, to $700,000.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Orleans:

Orleans is in Barnstable County.  Orleans Nauset Regional middle school Greatschools.org School System Rating: 7/10


  1. In Nantucket, the number of homes sold increased by 62.1%, to 295, and prices increased by 32.1%, to $1,825,000.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Nantucket:

Nantucket is an island 30 miles off Cape Cod. Nantucket Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 5/10


  1. In Westborough, the number of homes sold increased by 52%, to 336, and prices increased by 4.6%, to $501,900.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Westborough:

Westborough is in Worcester County. Westborough Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 9/10


  1. In Holliston, the number of homes sold increased by 48.2% to 286, and prices increased by 15% to $526,500.  Holliston was on the Top 25 Hottest Towns in 2018.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Holliston:

Holliston is in Middlesex County. Holliston Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 7/10


5. Chatham saw an increase in home sales by 44.9%, to 300, and an increase in prices by 14%, to $735,000.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Chatham:

Chatham is in Barnstable County. Chatham Middle School Greatschools.org School System Rating: 6/10 (no high school)


  1. Scituate saw an increase in home sales by 40.8%, to 473 and prices increased by 12.1% to $665,000.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Scituate:

Scituate is in Plymouth County. Scituate Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 8/10


  1. In Wayland, the number of home sales increased to 278, an increase of 39.7%. Home prices rose 12%, to $785,000. Wayland was on the Top 25 Hottest Towns in 2018.

Attractions/Things to do in/near Wayland:

Wayland is in Middlesex County. Wayland Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 8/10


  1. Brewster made the Top 10 by increasing by 36.5% in home sales, to 355 and by increasing by 14.6% in price, to $450,000.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Brewster:

Brewster is in Barnstable County. Brewster elementary school Greatschools.org School System Rating: 5/10 (no public middle or high school)


9.Provincetown increased in home sales by 30.1% to 268 in 2020, and prices increased by 12.9% to $655,000.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Provincetown:

Provincetown is in Barnstable County.  Provincetown Greatschools.org School System Rating: unrated


10. Canton increased in home sales by 30% to 425 in 2020 and the median prices increased by 8.1% to $520,000.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Canton:

Canton is in Norfolk County. Canton Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 7/10


Here are the rest of the 2020 Hottest Towns in Massachusetts ranked 11-25 by % change in the number of home sales

Atlantis GreenacresSouth Bay, Florida
Belle GladeLake Worth BeachWest Palm Beach, Florida
Boca RatonPahokee, Florida Westlake, Florida
Boynton BeachPalm Beach Gardens
Delray BeachRiviera Beach, Florida

*Data provided by Warren Group