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

Orleans Homes For Sale December 8, 2021
29
Listed
150
Avg. DOM
N/A
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,795,000
Med. List Price
29 Properties
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9
Beds
9F11/2
Baths
10.1
Acres
1999
Year Built
3
Days on Site
22107060
MLS
Located just over the hill from world renowned Nauset Beach in the village of East Orleans, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA is ''87 Beach Road '' A true Cape Cod Estate with over 10 acres of manicured...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4.5
Acres
1986
Year Built
253
Days on Site
22004947
MLS
Spectacular Snow Point Location. One of the largest parcels of waterfront land left on Cape Cod. Rare offering encompassing a charming 4 br 4 1/2 bath home with a large bonus space in a finished...
6
Beds
4
Baths
1920
Year Built
258
Days on Site
22004595
MLS
This once in a lifetime waterfront property with two homes on Pleasant Bay will never be built again. The ability to have two moorings is fantastic. The Boathouse with sweeping views is so romantic...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
1.8
Acres
1986
Year Built
234
Days on Site
22101951
MLS
Spectacular Snow Point Location. One of the most breathtaking parcels of waterfront land left on Cape Cod. Rare offering encompassing a charming 4 br 4 1/2 bath home with a large bonus space in a...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1972
Year Built
258
Days on Site
22008065
MLS
Pleasant Bay Waterfront. This private home with amazing views and deeded access on Pleasant Bay can be torn down and a 6-10 bedroom home can be built high on a hill over looking unbelievable water...
5
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
1.27
Acres
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22101142
MLS
EAST ORLEANS - NEW CONSTRUCTION - ESTATE SETTING -main residence, guest home with separate drive-way entry via Finch Lane and a heated pool! The main residence offers 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths with over...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
1.04
Acres
1989
Year Built
9
Days on Site
22105608
MLS
Welcome to a prized masterpiece! This beautifully appointed property nestled amidst the coveted, desirable Countryside Estates in East Orleans boasts over an acre of a park like setting, including...
3
Beds
3
Baths
0.61
Acres
1985
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22106834
MLS
Breathtaking Views - OrleansCustom Built one owner residence with almost 3000 feet of living space, 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Views, views, views whether your sitting on the front patio looking outward...
3
Beds
2
Baths
2.41
Acres
1962
Year Built
10
Days on Site
22007558
MLS
South Orleans Classic:Beautifully sited Saltbox enjoys a superior position at the crest of the hill overlooking rolling lawns and Pleasant Bay. Long a familiar silhouette with its adjacent shingled...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1.12
Acres
1984
Year Built
122
Days on Site
22100668
MLS
Perched at the edge of a pristine salt marsh, this 3,000+ square foot Cape with fabulous Bay & sunset views! Needs your creative touch. Great family home with 4+ bedrooms & 3 1/2 baths with kayaking...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
0.45
Acres
1977
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22104443
MLS
East Orleans Water-View TBB Renovation - Updated 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence that will offer both first and second floor primary suites. Fabulous views of Town Cove from the second level. Open...
5
Beds
3
Baths
1.2
Acres
1957
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22106556
MLS
This five bedroom waterfront home directly on Meetinghouse Pond affords spectacular saltwater views and boating access to Pleasant Bay and beyond from its private, licensed dock. The vintage 1957...

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 oversized “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

From Our Blog - Orleans
The Legacy of the Southward Inn in Orleans

Full of history, the old Southward Inn in Orleans leaves a lasting legacy today. In operation for more than a half-century, the old Southward Inn first came to be around 1916. That’s when the ... 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 ... Read more

Exploring Sipson Island

It’s been hundreds of years since people were last allowed to explore Sipson Island, but after all this time it’s finally open to outside visitors. It’s the opportunity of a ... Read more

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 ... 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 ... Read more