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25 Hottest Towns in Massachusetts in 2019

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 2019 including single families, condos, and multi-families.  We also look at the median prices of each town.

Hull was included in 2018 Hottest Towns as well as this year, East Boston was included in the Top 10 in 2017, but every other town that made this list this year is new!

Top 10 Hottest Towns in 2019

  1. In Westwood, the number of homes sold increased by 36.6%, to 276, and median prices actually decreased by 12.1%, to $672,500.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Westwood:

  • Blue Hills Reservation
  • Legacy Place or Patriot Place
  • Ponkapoag Pond

Westwood Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 9/10


  1. In Lunenburg, the number of homes sold increased by 32.3%, to 205, and prices increased by 6.8%, to $315,000.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Lunenburg:

  • Lake Shirley
  • Lakeview Driving Range
  • Lanni Orchards

Lunenburg Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 6/10


  1. In Grafton, the number of homes sold increased by 22.3%, to 362, and prices increased by .8%, to $342,650.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Grafton:

  • The Willard House & Clock Museum
  • Mass. State Police Museum and Learning Center
  • Ekblaw Landing Canoe and Kayak Launch

Grafton Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 6/10


  1. In East Boston, the number of homes sold increased by 20.6% to 544, and prices increased by 8.2% to $607,000.  East Boston was on the Top 10 Hottest Towns in 2017.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near East Boston:

  • LoPresti Park
  • East Boston Greenway
  • The North End

East Boston Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 2/10


5. West Springfield saw an increase in home sales by 20.5%, to 412 and an increase in prices by 5.37%, to $216,000.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near West Springfield:

  • The Big E (seasonal)
  • The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

West Springfield Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 4/10


  1. East Longmeadow saw an increase in home sales by 17.6%, to 281 and prices decreased by .04% to $259,900.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near East Longmeadow:

  • Fenway Golf
  • Heritage Park
  • Shaker Bowl

East Longmeadow Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 6/10


  1. In Dennis, the number of home sales increased to 598, an increase of 17.3%. Home prices fell by 2.4%, to $327,000.

Attractions / Things to do in/near Dennis:

  • Cape Cod Museum of Art
  • Mayflower, Greys, Corporation Beaches
  • Holiday Hill Family Fun Center

  1. Woburn made the Top 10 by increasing by 16% in home sales, to 501 and by increasing by 2.7% in price, to $495,000.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Woburn:

  • Horn Pond
  • Lord Hobo Brewing Company
  • Minuteman Commuter Bikeway

Woburn Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 5/10


9. Medfield increased in home sales by 15.1% to 221 in 2019, and prices increased by 6.9% to $695,000.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Medfield:

  • Noon Hill Reservation
  • Powisset Farm
  • Medfield Rhododendron Reservation

Medfield Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 9/10


10. Medway increased in home sales by 15% to 215 in 2019 and the median price stayed the same year over year at $415,000.

Attractions/Things to Do in/near Medway:

  • Urban Air Adventure Park
  • Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm
  • Ryan Family Amusements

Medway Highschool Greatschools.org School System Rating: 7/10


Here are the rest of the 2019 Hottest Towns in Massachusetts ranked 11-25 by % change in the number of home sales

RankCity/Town% Change Sales# of SalesMedian Price% Change Price
11Kingston
12.5%243$400,000.5%
12Hanover11.7%229$549,0004.4%
13Hudson11.42%322$ 375,0005.6%
14East Bridgewater11.4%215$ 345,000-2%
15Wilmington11.3%286$ 535,0007%
16Charlestown11.23%416$ 760,000-.5%
17Watertown11.19%457$ 654,0004.6%
18Harwich10.9%376$ 420,0003.7%
19Andover10.6%572$ 583,000-4.4%
20Athol10.1%207$ 165,0001.9%
21Sudbury9.5%334$ 730,000-2.7%
22Newburyport9.1%445$ 575,0009.5%
23Melrose8.2%410$ 590,000-.7%
24Hull8.16%265$ 385,0002.7%
25Northbridge8.14%239$ 320,00010.4%
*Data provided by Warren Group

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