Orleans Real Estate

orleans real estate

Unlike some of its more remote neighbors, Orleans is considered a year-round community.  Residents range from vacationers with second homes to young families and retirees, all of whom enjoy the diverse mix of shops, restaurants, and other conveniences.  Orleans is also home to Nauset Beach, distinguished by big waves and long stretches of white sand as well as spectacular sunsets.  Read more about Orleans real estate.

Orleans Homes For Sale

16 Snow Way, East Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 9,682 SqFt

16 Snow Way, East Orleans

$12,000,000
51 Nauset Road, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 4,422 SqFt

51 Nauset Road, Orleans

$8,250,000 ↓ $1,000,000
5 Standish Road, East Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,240 SqFt

5 Standish Road, East Orleans

$4,800,000
42 Tonset Road, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,418 SqFt

42 Tonset Road, Orleans

$3,995,000
10 Sheeps Pasture Point, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,200 SqFt

10 Sheeps Pasture Point, Orleans

$3,970,000 ↓ $25,000
66 Pershing Lane, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,862 SqFt

66 Pershing Lane, Orleans

$3,499,000 ↓ $350,000
17 Overlook Circle, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,270 SqFt

17 Overlook Circle, Orleans

$3,495,000 ↑ $200,000
23 Sages Way, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,923 SqFt

23 Sages Way, Orleans

$3,195,000 ↓ $300,000
71 Towhee Lane, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,632 SqFt

71 Towhee Lane, Orleans

$2,999,900
25 Primrose Lane, East Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 4,000 SqFt

25 Primrose Lane, East Orleans

$2,995,000 ↓ $255,000
11 Salt Works Circle, East Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,100 SqFt

11 Salt Works Circle, East Orleans

$2,989,000
New
34 Thayer Lane, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,200 SqFt

34 Thayer Lane, Orleans

$2,700,000
Orleans Real Estate Statistics
Orleans is located on the “inner elbow” of the Cape and features a number of bogs and ponds as well as inlets and harbors along its eastern side, including Town Cove, Nauset Harbor and Pleasant Bay. Rock Harbor, shared with the town of Eastham, provides easy boating access to Cape Cod Bay. A boater’s paradise, Orleans is also popular with nature enthusiasts offering bird sanctuaries and access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail (paved 22-mile bike path).
Property Types (active listings)
Average Price: $1,578,111
Total Listings: 103
Avg. Price/SQFT: $523
Highest Price: $12,000,000
Lowest Price: $309,000
Avg. Property Age: 43 YEARS
Basic Statistics (active listings)

More About Orleans Real Estate

Orleans History

Orleans was first settled in the late 1600s by Pilgrims from the Plymouth Colony who were dissatisfied with the poor soil condition further north.  Captured twice by the British during the Revolutionary War, Orleans was named in honor of Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orleans in recognition of France’s support for the Thirteen Colonies during the War.  Early town organizers specifically avoided selecting a British or “English” name and Orleans lives on as the town name to this day.  Windmills dotting the landscape are a testament to the area’s early reliance on salt-making as a major industry – the windmills were used to pump salt water into shallow vaults for evaporation.  The Jonathan Young Windmill on Route 28 is a popular icon of this earlier time.

Orleans Housing

Housing stock includes both year-round homes ranging from Cape Cod-style properties to ranches and stately colonials.  Orleans also features a number of waterfront estates and oversize “cottages” that provide magnificent views of the harbor as well as deeded pond rights.  Along with Brewster, Eastham, and Wellfleet, Orleans belongs to the Nauset Regional School District set against the backdrop of the National Seashore and Nauset Light house.  Each town operates an elementary school for their own students and then combines middle and high school students in the regional school.

Orleans Location

Orleans is located in the Lower Cape and has frontage on both the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay.  It is bordered by Eastham to the west,  Brewster to the east and Harwich to the southeast.  It is located 36 miles east of the Sagamore Bridge and 90 miles southeast of Boston.

Explore Orleans

 

Blog Posts About Orleans

Protecting Nauset Beach

Efforts to protect Nauset Beach from future erosion likely include a proposal to construct a new dune at the beach. It’s a temporary solution Orleans town selectmen are pondering as the winter season quickly approaches.Recently town selectmen looked at a number of different backup plans in anticipation of another rough winter season ahead. Last winter the beach took a real beating, and it’s hoped that the beach administration building will at least make it through one more summer.Several m... Read More

Communities Unite to Protect Pleasant Bay

Several Cape Cod communities are banding together to help protect Pleasant Bay now, and for years to come. The towns of Chatham, Brewster, Orleans and Harwich all share its watershed. Just recently they joined together, gaining issuance of the first Watershed Permit ever in the state. While it may seem that everything came together in recent weeks, it’s actually been a work in progress for a couple of decades.That’s when the four towns first adopted a Pleasant Bay Resource Management Pl... Read More

Nauset Beach Dispute Resolved

After about a year of talks, including a partial impasse that’s lasted for the past several months, the two Cape Cod towns at odds over Nauset Beach patrols and revenue just signed off on a short-term agreement. Until now, selectmen from Chatham and Orleans hadn’t been able to come to an agreement at all. The newly signed, one-year agreement means Chatham will now patrol its own portion of the barrier beach and keep 25-percent of permit revenue paid by non-residents for off-road vehic... Read More

Orleans Sewer Construction

Road Construction/Traffic Redirection Information Main Street Sewer Project 03/28/18 – 04/04/18:  Begin running main line on Academy Place from Main St. to Rte 28 03/28/18 – 04/06/18:  Begin running main line on 6A from Main St. heading to the Hole in One. 04/05/18 – 04/24/18:  Begin running main line on Main St. from the Library heading towards Brewster Cross Rd. I would anticipate one more library parking lot closure on or about 4/5/18. 04/09/18 – 04/19/18:  Begin running ... Read More

Handcrafted Cape Cod Boats

There’s no doubt that boating is a big part of a Cape Cod lifestyle, and for many that means looking local when it comes to the design and purchase of a boat, as well. That’s why you’ll find many boats handcrafted right on Cape Cod, and designed to sail the local waters.E.M. Crosby BoatworksWith an impressive eight generations of quality workmanship to its name, E.M. Crosby Boatworks in West Barnstable is a family-owned boatbuilding company, and traces its legacy of family boat building b... Read More

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