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 February 4, 2023
17
Listed
88
Avg. DOM
N/A
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,500,000
Med. List Price
17 Properties
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5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
1.9
Acres
1964
Year Built
36
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...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1972
Year Built
96
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...
Open 2/4
264 Tonset Road Orleans,  MA 02653
5
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
1.27
Acres
2022
Year Built
18
Days on Site
22206327
MLS
EAST ORLEANS NEW CONSTRUCTION $3,295,000. - Main residence, Guest home and a Pool- Ready for Delivery January 2023! The main residence has an open floor plan with a gas fireplaced cathedral...
5
Beds
5
Baths
0.93
Acres
2005
Year Built
9
Days on Site
22300266
MLS
Large 5 bedroom, 5 bath home convenient to Nauset Beach and town. First floor has a large open living room with cathedral ceilings, formal dining room with butler's pantry, primary en-suite bedroom,...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1.02
Acres
1970
Year Built
32
Days on Site
22300033
MLS
Jack Knife Point is a secluded, sought after enclave of luxury homes in a pastoral setting with superb saltwater access to Pleasant Bay. 29 Jack Knife offers 3,000 sq ft of casually elegant living...
6
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1.84
Acres
1956
Year Built
127
Days on Site
22205216
MLS
A 6-bedroom Country Home on 1.84 acres with deeded rights to a sandy beach on Pleasant Bay. Featuring an open floor plan ideal for large gatherings, this home features central air conditioning and a...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1.71
Acres
1950
Year Built
152
Days on Site
22204736
MLS
Freshwater Front! 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...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2.88
Acres
1984
Year Built
296
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...
6
Beds
4
Baths
0.96
Acres
1980
Year Built
80
Days on Site
22205862
MLS
Well-kept mini estate in East Egg neighborhood with association beach, dock rights and mooring field. The main house is large enough for extended family and guests with three floors of living made up...
Open 2/4
52 Capt Linnell Road Orleans,  MA 02653
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
0.47
Acres
1979
Year Built
4
Days on Site
22300300
MLS
Enjoy the ever changing views of Namskaket Marsh and wildlife from this home in the Skaket Beach area of Orleans. The open floor plan offers easy living and takes advantage of the views and there is...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
0.55
Acres
1790
Year Built
17
Days on Site
22206334
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...
4
Beds
3
Baths
0.63
Acres
1963
Year Built
34
Days on Site
22204249
MLS
Location, Location, Location You're sure to fall in love with this Cape Cod home the minute you step onto the private deck overlooking an expansive yard. (room for a pool). Perfect fairway for...

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 about The Legacy of the Southward Inn in Orleans

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 about Handcrafted Cape Cod Boats

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 about Exploring Sipson Island

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 about Pleasant Bay: Boating, Beach & 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 about Can’t Miss Christmas Activities on Cape Cod