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Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week

Big reveal: A gut-renovated condo in Dorchester

A sizable chunk of Curbed Boston readers guessed the correct asking for this two-bedroom—did you?

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The choice between rent control and pest control

The city’s high housing costs are not just a financial burden—for me, they were also dangerous.

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10 things every Boston-area newcomer should know

Here’s expert advice on getting around, getting out, getting a place, and more.

Newton house dating from 1846 asks $1.7M

The Newtonville pile includes five bedrooms as well as a working Glenwood stove from 1939.

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New residential project highlights changes in Brighton

The six-story condo development at 50 Leo Birmingham Parkway joins other newer residential buildings in an area near Western Avenue.

Roslindale development will fill vacant lot with 38 apartments

The four-story building near Washington Street will have parking for 39 too.

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Downtown Boston’s 6 must-visit sites

These stops include pre-Revolutionary War sites such as Faneuil Hall and the Old State House as well as Boston’s thoroughly modern City Hall.

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10 beginner bike rides in the Boston area

New to biking in the Boston region? Or to urban biking in general? These routes will ease you into either.

Airy Dot loft with one raised bedroom asks under $600 a foot

The capacious spread off Dorchester Avenue includes office space as well as parking.

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Back on campus, students confront a challenging housing market

As private developers see big dollars in dorms, college students face high housing costs.

3 approaches emerge to meet Boston’s student housing demand

Some schools are building new, others want to convert existing properties, and then there’s that business about indy dorms unaffiliated with any college at all.

Boston Marathon bombing memorial installation wrapping

Stones commemorating three victims of the 2013 terrorist attack will mark the end of a months-long process.

Dorchester Center’s 3 Aspinwall will include 34 condos

The recently approved project replaces the long-vacant Nelson Manor nursing home near the Shawmut T stop.

What $550,000 buys around Boston now

These newer listings include a house in Hyde Park and condos in Beacon Hill and Charlestown.

Boylston Street hotel near Fenway Park advances

A South Carolina developer plans to replace a Shell station with an eight-story, 184-room inn.

How would you invest $28 million in Boston Common?

The city wants your opinion

Blue Hill Avenue redesign focusing on bus service, safety, and public space

Boston wants residents to sound off about the first phase of the redesign from Mattapan Square to Grove Hall.

How much for a gut-renovated condo in Dorchester?

The Meetinghouse Hill two-bedroom is part of a recently completed triple-decker redo. What say you re: the price? Take a look around and then take your best guess.

Developer nixes plans for 484-foot tower over Mass. Pike

The condo spire’s demise comes as another nearby air rights project over the busy interstate advances. It would be the first such development since the early 1980s.

This 199-square-foot Cambridge studio is asking $315,000

And that’s kind of a bargain for the city right now.

Fenway Theater next to Fenway Park wins key approval

Construction could start this fall on the 5,400-seat venue, which would also mean more event space and amenities within the ballpark itself.

New Somerville apartment complex has two-bedrooms for $6,000 a month

The Commons at Prospect Hill off McGrath Highway includes 48 units, with one-bedrooms starting at $2,100.

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Is a recession coming? Here’s what that means for housing

Experts agree that the housing market is on much firmer footing than it was in 2008.

Beacon Hill townhouse with elevator and roof deck on sale for $6.5M

The five-floor spread on a private cul-de-sac also includes four and a half bathrooms.

Alexandra Hotel redevelopment plan wins key approval

The long-vacant building in the South End-Roxbury borderlands would become a 150-room boutique hotel under advancing plans.

New Orange Line cars rare good news for transportation in Massachusetts

Wellington Station hosted the big August 14 rollout, but it can’t mask big challenges for the T and for the state’s roadways.

Allston Square renderings show possible bright future for Boston intersection

The six-building project at Harvard Avenue and Cambridge Street in Allston is due to include hundreds of apartments and condos as well as a redone Allston Hall.

Charles River Esplanade’s newest public art features transformed pumphouses

Three murals now cover the oft-vandalized structures, thanks to state and private funding.

Bike-shares in the Boston area, explained

Boston-area residents as of the late summer of 2019 have several bike-share options offering thousands of vehicles, a reality that was not the case less than two years before.

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Airbnb bets big on business travelers

The platform’s recent expansions bring it further from its homeshare roots.

How much for a three-bedroom in Beacon Hill?

This apartment includes a W/D and a recently renovated bathroom. Also, the rent includes the furnishings—what you see here is pretty much what you get. What say you re: the rent then?

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West Roxbury open house tour: 8 single-family options available now

Take a trip to the southwestern part of the city and to discover single-family homes for under $1,000,000.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen asking $39.5M for their palatial Brookline home

Guest house and spa come included

North Station: The ultimate guide

How to navigate transportation, food, hotels, accessibility, pets, and more at one of New England’s busiest transportation hubs.

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Beginning again when a home falls apart

Building and destroying and building again wasn’t as terrifying as I imagined.

What $950,000 buys around Boston now

These newer listings include a single-family in South Boston and condos in Allston and Back Bay.

Are you eligible for affordable housing?

All you need to know to find out

Got words for the MBTA? Now you can tell them directly.

And potentially get a free monthly LinkPass in the process

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The evolution of Boston’s retail space

The way we use storefronts and malls is changing. Here’s how.

How much for a newly constructed two-bedroom in East Boston’s Jeffries Point?

The condo comes with its own garage and with central air. What say you re: the price? Take a look and then take your best guess.

Red Line service returning to normal in October, MBTA says

The agency also says that service between Broadway and JFK/UMass—where that June derailment happened—will be back up to speed August 15.