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

3 Baxter Lane, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,194 SqFt

3 Baxter Lane, Orleans

$319,000 ↓ $20,000
55 Old Colony Way E5, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,440 SqFt

55 Old Colony Way E5, Orleans

$344,500
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8 Beginners Lane, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 968 SqFt

8 Beginners Lane, Orleans

$359,000
259 Route 6a Road, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,083 SqFt

259 Route 6a Road, Orleans

$365,000 ↓ $30,500
18 Road 203, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,183 SqFt

18 Road 203, Orleans

$379,000
18 Road #203, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 1,183 SqFt

18 Road #203, Orleans

$379,000
259 Route 6a, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,083 SqFt

259 Route 6a, Orleans

$395,500 ↓ $34,500
9 Childs Homestead Road, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,652 SqFt

9 Childs Homestead Road, Orleans

$398,000
12 Captain Doanes Way 1, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,080 SqFt

12 Captain Doanes Way 1, Orleans

$400,000 ↓ $12,000
18 Road 303, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,295 SqFt

18 Road 303, Orleans

$419,000
51 Daleys Terrace, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,575 SqFt

51 Daleys Terrace, Orleans

$469,000 ↓ $20,000
6 Collins Lane, Orleans
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,736 SqFt

6 Collins Lane, Orleans

$469,000 ↓ $23,500
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: $1,277,924
Total Listings: 106
Avg. Price/SQFT: $472
Highest Price: $4,300,000
Lowest Price: $319,000
Avg. Property Age: 45 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.

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Blog Posts About Orleans

Pleasant Bay: Boating, Beach & More

Whether sailing, kayaking, fishing or lounging on the sand, Pleasant Bay presents a wealth of options for Cape Cod visitors and locals alike. Close to Harwich, Chatham and Orleans, the bay is extremely popular with visitors to both Nauset Beach and Barrier Beach.As Cape Cod’s largest saltwater estuary, Pleasant Bay has likely been known by many names over the years. It’s believed Native Americans once called the protected waterway Monomoyick Bay, while an early explorer referred to it a... Read More

Can’t Miss Christmas Activities on Cape Cod

The summer season may be big on Cape Cod, but there’s are a number of “can’t miss” Christmas activities that are just getting started. Pilgrim Monument Lighting- Nov 27-Jan 6 Provincetown The Pilgrim Monument is a great place to visit between now and early January. The monument is currently lit up with more than 3,000 lights. This year’s lighting also commemorates the upcoming 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s first landing. Lobster Pot Tree- Nov 30-January Provincetown While... Read More

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

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