snapshot: change in assessed home values '09-13

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | May 23, 2013
Massachusetts home values were hit hard by the recession and are only slowly regaining their previous value, as measured by average assessments between fiscal 2009 and 2013. Most communities are still below where they were in 2009. Some have suffered more than others. Towns in central and southeastern parts of the state have been slower to recover. About 25 communities are above their 2009 value. The data is from the Department of Revenue.
CommunityChange in average assessed value 2009-2013RankFiscal 2009 avgFiscal 2013 avg
ABINGTON-14.9%264$337,804$287,357
ACTON-0.4%29$507,466$505,237
ACUSHNET-18.8%310$315,876$256,614
ADAMS-5.1%81$141,576$134,398
AGAWAM-10.7%182$232,923$208,040
ALFORD4.0%12$657,523$684,079
AMESBURY-11.0%189$332,153$295,642
AMHERST-10.0%164$354,647$319,172
ANDOVER-5.3%85$580,087$549,057
AQUINNAH-2.0%42$1,271,805$1,246,943
ARLINGTON7.9%5$465,952$502,753
ASHBURNHAM-17.9%305$249,590$205,007
ASHBY-20.1%320$264,112$210,911
ASHFIELD-2.3%47$243,373$237,870
ASHLAND-9.8%158$396,346$357,336
ATHOL-24.0%335$175,849$133,650
ATTLEBORO-17.6%302$302,157$248,974
AUBURN-14.6%258$256,239$218,755
AVON-10.4%172$296,215$265,421
AYER-7.5%120$289,597$267,738
BARNSTABLENANANANA
BARRE-19.7%315$231,185$185,584
BECKET-1.3%36$247,798$244,592
BEDFORD0.4%24$516,168$518,113
BELCHERTOWN-8.8%137$266,422$243,001
BELLINGHAM-15.8%278$304,992$256,891
BELMONT3.2%13$752,843$777,100
BERKLEY-13.6%236$368,380$318,200
BERLIN-18.1%306$440,764$361,089
BERNARDSTON-8.2%126$223,569$205,240
BEVERLY-8.7%136$446,817$407,983
BILLERICA-8.9%139$342,720$312,219
BLACKSTONE-17.2%296$282,580$234,041
BLANDFORD-4.5%69$222,433$212,434
BOLTON-11.4%198$498,479$441,650
BOSTONNANANANA
BOURNE-13.1%227$448,116$389,435
BOXBOROUGH-6.6%107$545,872$509,984
BOXFORD-13.9%243$647,245$557,456
BOYLSTON-13.7%238$388,205$335,145
BRAINTREE-9.9%162$381,163$343,271
BREWSTER-13.5%235$507,428$438,704
BRIDGEWATER-14.7%259$354,100$302,014
BRIMFIELD-9.0%143$259,130$235,830
BROCKTON-23.0%333$239,460$184,364
BROOKFIELD-18.4%308$250,560$204,463
BROOKLINENANANANA
BUCKLAND-1.4%37$214,651$211,697
BURLINGTON-5.6%93$405,679$382,764
CAMBRIDGENANANANA
CANTON-5.0%79$490,391$465,743
CARLISLE-13.0%225$777,301$676,475
CARVER-15.8%277$301,922$254,334
CHARLEMONT-4.9%75$199,302$189,624
CHARLTON-14.2%251$297,522$255,292
CHATHAM-10.9%187$874,615$779,119
CHELMSFORD-10.3%171$360,280$323,052
CHELSEANANANANA
CHESHIRE-1.1%34$202,966$200,780
CHESTER-9.4%150$175,213$158,719
CHESTERFIELD-11.2%196$234,075$207,845
CHICOPEE-10.2%169$190,736$171,261
CHILMARK0.8%21$1,860,812$1,875,139
CLARKSBURG-1.9%41$167,560$164,398
CLINTON-13.8%242$250,079$215,514
COHASSET-1.0%33$866,984$858,072
COLRAIN-1.5%38$180,721$178,076
CommunityChange in average assessed value 2009-2013RankFiscal 2009 avgFiscal 2013 avg
CONCORD-6.8%110$899,866$838,804
CONWAY-3.6%59$300,568$289,600
CUMMINGTON1.4%17$225,950$229,193
DALTON-5.6%90$213,572$201,558
DANVERS-10.7%183$391,693$349,742
DARTMOUTH-13.8%241$401,863$346,420
DEDHAM-8.8%138$412,306$375,995
DEERFIELD-7.0%112$284,937$265,070
DENNIS-11.1%194$440,923$392,097
DIGHTON-15.6%273$330,597$278,965
DOUGLAS-13.5%233$299,862$259,464
DOVER-12.0%210$1,135,325$999,240
DRACUT-10.5%175$299,527$268,199
DUDLEY-18.9%311$250,418$203,205
DUNSTABLE-9.9%160$433,298$390,500
DUXBURY-14.4%256$653,955$560,042
EAST BRIDGEWATER-8.1%125$341,990$314,449
EAST BROOKFIELD-13.5%232$261,648$226,419
EASTHAM-8.6%133$492,050$449,647
EASTHAMPTON-2.2%45$233,323$228,192
EAST LONGMEADOW-7.4%119$271,596$251,456
EASTON-10.5%177$413,767$370,129
EDGARTOWN-4.9%74$1,173,715$1,116,752
EGREMONT-17.6%301$456,761$376,521
ERVING-0.9%30$185,926$184,206
ESSEX-5.6%91$522,803$493,317
EVERETTNANANANA
FAIRHAVEN-12.0%209$294,734$259,511
FALL RIVER-16.2%282$250,453$209,958
FALMOUTH-9.6%155$521,618$471,301
FITCHBURG-24.4%336$207,057$156,482
FLORIDA-4.8%73$159,300$151,606
FOXBOROUGH-9.0%144$413,120$375,948
FRAMINGHAM-12.2%212$369,018$324,152
FRANKLIN-9.6%153$384,792$347,999
FREETOWN-15.2%268$320,809$272,133
GARDNER-14.0%246$199,380$171,566
GEORGETOWN-10.6%178$422,140$377,592
GILL-3.3%56$209,551$202,615
GLOUCESTER-10.0%165$501,745$451,352
GOSHEN12.9%2$193,355$218,321
GOSNOLD-2.8%51$1,110,067$1,079,277
GRAFTON-12.4%216$370,781$324,923
GRANBY-4.9%76$242,352$230,507
GRANVILLE-6.4%103$259,560$242,864
GREAT BARRINGTON-5.3%84$397,286$376,078
GREENFIELD-7.9%123$190,772$175,664
GROTON-8.3%127$432,344$396,483
GROVELAND-9.7%157$367,264$331,796
HADLEY-0.2%27$308,524$307,829
HALIFAX-17.0%293$328,079$272,302
HAMILTON-10.5%176$515,841$461,526
HAMPDEN-6.7%109$281,107$262,388
HANCOCK1.2%19$234,568$237,289
HANOVER-5.6%88$447,906$422,921
HANSON-11.6%204$347,847$307,445
HARDWICK-18.6%309$259,123$210,806
HARVARD-11.7%207$619,531$547,036
HARWICH-14.8%260$504,459$430,030
HATFIELD-1.0%32$289,991$287,106
HAVERHILL-16.7%291$293,847$244,699
HAWLEY0.1%25$213,185$213,426
HEATH-6.7%108$198,933$185,696
HINGHAM-3.2%55$668,473$647,156
HINSDALE4.8%10$228,486$239,351
HOLBROOK-17.5%300$280,435$231,361
HOLDEN-11.0%192$292,652$260,372
HOLLAND-16.0%280$230,309$193,487
HOLLISTON-4.4%68$398,244$380,756
HOLYOKE-5.0%77$190,995$181,494
HOPEDALE-14.3%254$344,631$295,519
HOPKINTON-4.2%65$499,540$478,350
HUBBARDSTON-20.1%318$287,856$229,932
HUDSON-16.3%284$342,897$286,966
HULL-12.5%219$411,749$360,392
HUNTINGTON-4.7%72$201,317$191,804
IPSWICH-12.7%224$490,464$428,358
KINGSTON-13.0%226$375,884$326,876
LAKEVILLE-16.5%286$347,841$290,531
LANCASTER-15.7%276$320,642$270,254
LANESBOROUGH-3.4%57$221,923$214,474
LAWRENCE-20.9%325$212,015$167,771
LEE-2.1%44$251,179$245,947
LEICESTER-15.1%267$258,641$219,467
LENOX-11.6%205$439,352$388,250
LEOMINSTER-21.2%326$266,476$209,968
LEVERETT-5.0%78$317,623$301,703
LEXINGTON2.2%14$702,346$717,526
LEYDEN0.5%23$227,298$228,539
LINCOLN-12.1%211$1,059,665$931,439
LITTLETON-4.6%70$384,156$366,412
LONGMEADOW-6.3%98$364,636$341,789
LOWELL-13.4%231$251,742$218,040
LUDLOW-9.3%149$231,232$209,823
LUNENBURG-17.0%294$298,662$247,776
LYNN-17.2%298$260,462$215,635
LYNNFIELD-10.6%179$571,401$510,995
MALDENNANANANA
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA-5.6%92$1,061,093$1,001,186
MANSFIELD-10.7%180$403,713$360,642
MARBLEHEAD-6.3%99$697,696$653,642
MARION-14.3%255$645,061$552,700
MARLBOROUGHNANANA$302,688
MARSHFIELD-7.3%116$407,044$377,424
MASHPEE-10.1%167$496,498$446,189
MATTAPOISETT-13.3%228$507,716$439,994
MAYNARD-9.9%159$337,368$304,057
MEDFIELD-3.2%54$581,710$563,196
MEDFORD-6.4%101$372,453$348,506
MEDWAY-10.0%163$379,138$341,355
MELROSE-1.2%35$405,033$400,030
MENDON-12.4%217$394,556$345,568
MERRIMAC-12.6%223$363,432$317,526
METHUEN-15.4%272$300,473$254,170
MIDDLEBOROUGH-16.5%287$309,399$258,257
MIDDLEFIELD-1.0%31$191,141$189,280
MIDDLETON-7.1%115$512,573$476,123
MILFORD-16.7%289$315,396$262,841
MILLBURY-20.5%322$266,593$212,063
MILLIS-10.7%181$379,589$339,040
MILLVILLE-16.3%283$301,098$252,108
MILTON-4.0%62$529,533$508,262
MONROE11.9%3$85,185$95,338
MONSON-9.2%147$243,896$221,387
MONTAGUE-4.2%64$191,434$183,367
MONTEREY4.1%11$510,595$531,736
MONTGOMERY5.5%8$243,920$257,403
MOUNT WASHINGTON17.5%1$361,975$425,303
NAHANT-13.6%237$611,363$528,069
NANTUCKETNANANANA
NATICK-8.0%124$471,009$433,477
NEEDHAM7.4%6$693,458$744,764
NEW ASHFORD8.2%4$242,514$262,433
NEW BEDFORD-19.9%317$240,783$192,844
NEW BRAINTREE-6.4%100$272,734$255,401
NEWBURY-12.6%222$458,826$400,884
NEWBURYPORT-6.5%105$468,605$438,272
NEW MARLBOROUGH-5.7%94$400,811$378,085
NEW SALEM-14.1%248$238,043$204,500
NEWTON-0.2%26$807,541$805,758
NORFOLK-4.4%67$439,444$420,228
NORTH ADAMS-6.4%102$144,631$135,328
NORTHAMPTON-2.9%52$306,109$297,323
NORTH ANDOVER-4.7%71$501,396$478,064
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH-10.8%186$356,291$317,635
NORTHBOROUGH-8.6%132$419,623$383,646
NORTHBRIDGE-14.2%252$305,338$261,892
NORTH BROOKFIELD-15.4%271$240,628$203,609
NORTHFIELD-5.1%83$217,084$205,959
NORTH READING-7.7%122$490,247$452,437
NORTON-14.0%247$327,236$281,473
NORWELL-12.2%214$608,488$534,317
NORWOOD-5.4%86$386,310$365,363
OAK BLUFFS-13.9%244$652,231$561,468
OAKHAM-13.7%240$286,767$247,421
ORANGE-17.1%295$178,295$147,885
ORLEANS-9.1%145$774,469$703,783
OTISNANANANA
OXFORD-16.6%288$263,853$220,182
PALMER-9.7%156$198,585$179,408
PAXTON-16.7%290$320,940$267,417
PEABODY-8.6%131$335,932$307,144
PELHAM-5.6%89$319,761$301,890
PEMBROKE-11.0%190$363,801$323,709
PEPPERELL-13.5%234$327,903$283,523
PERU1.1%20$178,242$180,269
PETERSHAM-11.4%199$265,315$234,946
PHILLIPSTON-14.1%250$226,131$194,222
PITTSFIELD-5.9%95$188,678$177,553
PLAINFIELD-20.1%319$206,492$164,899
PLAINVILLE-13.4%229$364,747$315,988
PLYMOUTH-12.5%218$343,049$300,298
PLYMPTON-17.7%304$384,755$316,689
PRINCETON-14.9%265$356,248$303,034
PROVINCETOWN-12.5%220$853,651$746,869
QUINCY-8.7%135$347,187$317,048
RANDOLPH-19.1%313$291,281$235,585
RAYNHAM-17.0%292$352,538$292,726
READING-2.5%50$443,438$432,271
REHOBOTH-13.9%245$392,878$338,205
REVERE-20.7%324$295,419$234,287
RICHMOND-4.0%61$437,091$419,714
ROCHESTER-11.5%202$379,313$335,705
ROCKLAND-15.9%279$296,459$249,285
ROCKPORT-9.5%152$536,393$485,621
ROWE6.3%7$200,174$212,863
ROWLEY-11.5%201$408,572$361,663
ROYALSTON-2.3%48$214,933$209,995
RUSSELL-6.4%104$200,903$187,951
RUTLAND-15.3%269$278,268$235,651
SALEM-12.2%215$324,588$284,846
SALISBURY-9.2%148$339,888$308,471
SANDISFIELD-16.0%281$278,679$234,093
SANDWICH-15.4%270$406,930$344,418
SAUGUS-10.4%173$363,391$325,521
SAVOY-11.5%200$168,004$148,744
SCITUATE-11.1%193$535,312$476,122
SEEKONK-14.9%261$343,099$291,951
SHARON-5.1%80$442,045$419,720
SHEFFIELD1.3%18$305,938$309,797
SHELBURNE2.1%15$239,470$244,426
SHERBORN-6.6%106$753,398$704,016
SHIRLEY-13.4%230$301,562$261,235
SHREWSBURY-6.3%97$395,048$370,331
SHUTESBURY-5.1%82$260,763$247,426
SOMERSETNANANANA
SOMERVILLENANANANA
SOUTHAMPTON-2.0%43$276,574$270,907
SOUTHBOROUGH-6.8%111$556,432$518,338
SOUTHBRIDGE-21.3%327$207,588$163,462
SOUTH HADLEY-7.3%118$253,329$234,781
SOUTHWICK-7.6%121$259,422$239,725
SPENCER-20.6%323$256,977$204,162
SPRINGFIELD-8.7%134$139,273$127,184
STERLING-16.4%285$339,140$283,514
STOCKBRIDGE-9.9%161$526,364$474,076
STONEHAM-7.1%114$409,562$380,570
STOUGHTON-17.4%299$330,135$272,752
STOW-8.6%130$463,581$423,931
STURBRIDGE-15.6%275$301,811$254,578
SUDBURY-5.9%96$662,080$622,862
SUNDERLAND-4.3%66$288,068$275,789
SUTTON-11.0%191$349,722$311,172
SWAMPSCOTT-13.7%239$525,418$453,328
SWANSEA-15.6%274$301,199$254,158
TAUNTON-18.9%312$279,732$226,845
TEMPLETON-22.1%332$215,199$167,564
TEWKSBURY-8.9%140$347,635$316,552
TISBURYNANANANA
TOLLAND-10.9%188$316,972$282,296
TOPSFIELD-9.6%154$559,503$505,994
TOWNSEND-20.2%321$275,700$220,025
TRURO-10.7%184$807,291$720,654
TYNGSBOROUGH-11.7%208$352,139$310,922
TYRINGHAM-3.1%53$511,701$496,080
UPTON-11.5%203$392,652$347,442
UXBRIDGE-15.0%266$323,454$274,826
WAKEFIELD0.7%22$398,887$401,572
WALES-12.2%213$196,683$172,713
WALPOLE-8.5%129$442,102$404,578
WALTHAMNANANANA
WARE-9.0%142$200,871$182,831
WAREHAM-23.2%334$299,808$230,136
WARREN-21.5%328$211,731$166,238
WARWICK-9.4%151$190,678$172,722
WASHINGTON5.3%9$192,213$202,355
WATERTOWNNANANANA
WAYLAND-9.1%146$647,717$588,530
WEBSTER-19.4%314$270,996$218,368
WELLESLEY-0.3%28$1,046,131$1,042,604
WELLFLEET-7.0%113$606,417$563,815
WENDELL-3.5%58$169,039$163,128
WENHAM-22.0%330$648,610$506,116
WESTBOROUGH-4.0%60$437,650$420,266
WEST BOYLSTON-14.9%262$297,701$253,295
WEST BRIDGEWATER-17.2%297$336,997$279,024
WEST BROOKFIELD-21.7%329$261,091$204,356
WESTFIELD-2.3%49$240,319$234,679
WESTFORD-4.2%63$459,180$440,011
WESTHAMPTON-10.3%170$302,364$271,161
WESTMINSTER-22.0%331$296,324$230,987
WEST NEWBURY-11.7%206$514,340$454,322
WESTON-1.7%39$1,387,707$1,364,557
WESTPORT-14.2%253$441,584$378,698
WEST SPRINGFIELD-10.2%168$239,254$214,878
WEST STOCKBRIDGE-11.3%197$464,381$412,084
WEST TISBURY-11.1%195$1,097,773$975,400
WESTWOOD-5.5%87$660,075$623,722
WEYMOUTH-14.1%249$327,217$281,078
WHATELY-1.7%40$276,332$271,588
WHITMAN-14.5%257$300,378$256,735
WILBRAHAM-10.4%174$307,017$274,939
WILLIAMSBURG-7.3%117$283,235$262,596
WILLIAMSTOWN-12.6%221$417,391$364,982
WILMINGTON-8.4%128$381,506$349,457
WINCHENDON-17.6%303$206,073$169,799
WINCHESTER1.7%16$757,878$770,456
WINDSOR-10.8%185$214,447$191,296
WINTHROP-14.9%263$364,933$310,489
WOBURN-2.2%46$349,505$341,661
WORCESTER-19.7%316$234,201$187,961
WORTHINGTON-9.0%141$252,349$229,725
WRENTHAM-10.1%166$411,398$369,823
YARMOUTH-18.2%307$371,567$303,991
SOURCE: Department of Revenue