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 September 30, 2022
25
Listed
80
Avg. DOM
N/A
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,100,000
Med. List Price
25 Properties
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4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4.5
Acres
1986
Year Built
163
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 suite in a finished...
11
Beds
10F31/2
Baths
2.3
Acres
1798
Year Built
95
Days on Site
22203343
MLS
On a picturesque knoll with lush English gardens and stunning views of Pleasant Bay, this rare estate features two dwellings with 11 total bedrooms, a private dock, and beach. The main residence...
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
1.9
Acres
1964
Year Built
289
Days on Site
22107164
MLS
If your going to dream, dream Big. This unique property on Pleasant Bay has everything you could want. The 2 bedroom Boat House is amazing the minute you step on the deck you know why this is one of...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
1.8
Acres
1986
Year Built
163
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
3F11/2
Baths
1972
Year Built
272
Days on Site
22200007
MLS
Pleasant Bay Waterfront. This private home with amazing views and deeded access on Pleasant Bay can be torn down and a 7000 sq.ft.home can be built high on the hill overlooking unbelievable water...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1.47
Acres
1970
Year Built
80
Days on Site
22203643
MLS
Exclusive Grandview Estates well maintained home with breathtaking harbor and ocean views. Deeded rights to Mill Pond for swimming, clamming and boating and close proximity to Nauset Ocean Beach....
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
1.04
Acres
1989
Year Built
65
Days on Site
22203908
MLS
Cape Cod oceanview dream home in Countryside Estates is builder's own home with craftmanship and architectural design found in more expensive homes. Updated cook's kitchen with top of the line...
Open 10/1
16 Anson Hunter Lane Orleans, MA 02653
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
0.97
Acres
1987
Year Built
24
Days on Site
22204749
MLS
Located in Prestigious East Egg with association sandy beach, dock and mooring, which is a rare find. Stunning rebuilt designer/architect's sunlit home is in like new condition having been...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1.71
Acres
1950
Year Built
25
Days on Site
22204736
MLS
This wonderful multi-level contemporary home with 3,000 sq. ft. of living space features a bright and airy open floor plan with a beautiful artistic flair plus a lovely view of Pilgrim Lake. Seller...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2.88
Acres
1984
Year Built
169
Days on Site
22201668
MLS
East Orleans 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath custom built energy efficient contemporary located at the end of a private lane offering almost 3500 square feet of custom living space. The main level features an...
3
Beds
3
Baths
0.94
Acres
1986
Year Built
100
Days on Site
22203261
MLS
PRICE IMPROVEMENT East Orleans - Quiet Cape Cod sanctuary to call your own. Cape style 3 bed / 3 bath set back on private .94 acre lot. This home boasts spacious airy rooms with lots of natural light....
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
0.55
Acres
1790
Year Built
113
Days on Site
22202949
MLS
Completely restored (2019) Cape Cod farm house. This house was restored preserving the original integrity while adding today's modern amenities. 4 Bedrooms with 2 first floor primary suites and 2...

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