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How to get to Western Massachusetts

It’s not just the Berkshire Mountains, and there are plenty of ways to visit.

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What $2,900 rents in Boston now

Check out how far the sum stretches per month in South Boston, Dorchester, Beacon Hill, and elsewhere.

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Princely Back Bay floor-through asks $5.95 million

The 10-room, five-fireplace spread includes its own elevator entrance as well as Charles River views.

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There is potential in this JP colonial asking $660,000

The house with three bedrooms includes a three-season porch and a sizable yard.

5 major decisions that shaped Boston—literally

So many decisions have gone into the physical makeup of the city and its neighborhoods that it’s hard to pick the most consequential. Here are five candidates.

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10 solid starter home options in South Boston

Southie can be on the pricier side as far as Boston-area neighborhoods go—but first-time buyers can find deals on decent domains if they know where to look.

How much for a one-bedroom in Boston’s West End?

The condo includes central air, and the building has concierge services and laundry. Take a look and then take your best guess re: the price.

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What $775,000 buys in Boston now

Discover how far the sum goes in South Boston, Dorchester, Fenway, and elsewhere.

Cambridge mansion with eight fireplaces asks $15.5 million

And of course the 14-room Brattle Street spread isn’t even the most expensive home for sale in the People’s Republic.

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Woodsy West Roxbury bungalow wants $570,000

The house dating from 1929 includes three bedrooms as well.

Eastie apartment project on Bremen Street advances

Other big development news this week includes hotels in downtown Boston, Back Bay, and the Seaport as well as the resurrection of a proposal for over the Mass. Pike.

Hotel plan croaks another Boston parking lot

The expansion of downtown’s Onyx Hotel will add 77 rooms off Portland Street—and no new parking.

Big reveal: A three-bedroom with parking in Dorchester

Not too many Curbed Boston readers got this one—did you?

What $2,000 a month rents in Boston now

Discover how far the sum goes in Roxbury, Back Bay, Jamaica Plain, and elsewhere.

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More seniors are living alone. Stop blaming them for the housing crisis.

While seniors do occupy a lot of housing, a closer analysis shows they aren’t causing the problem.

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8 Frank Lloyd Wright houses for sale right now

Would you rather live in a Prairie School gem, a curved masterpiece, or an early Wright design asking just $175,000?

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South End studio asks $430,000 for its 295 square feet

Don’t laugh—starter homes are hard to come by in the coveted Boston enclave. Plus, check out the roof deck.

Boston’s largest new hotel since 1984 plots strategy

The 1,054-room Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is counting on attracting not only business travelers via the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center across the street, but locals and tourists too.

Seven-building Southie project nears construction

The developers of Washington Village, near the Red Line’s Andrew Square stop, recently tweaked their proposal, which now includes 746 apartments and condos.

Apartment rents in 20 Boston-area towns and cities

A February report shows rents jumped year over year in places such as Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. What else is new?

Harvard Square rowhouse a rare sales offering

Not too many single-families turn over in the Cambridge enclave. This nine-room one is asking just shy of $3 million.

What $900,000 buys in Somerville

Uncover what the sum commands in enclaves such as Prospect Hill, West Somerville, and Spring Hill.

Fort Point condo includes glass-enclosed bedroom

A gut-renovation produced the spread with waterfront views. It’s on sale now for a relatively low $900,000.

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Why Boston-area housing prices are so high

Poor planning, perennially high demand, and horrid commutes are just a few of the reasons.

JP house with hot tub asks $850,000

The Moss Hill spread dates from 1935, and includes four bedrooms and—for Boston—a sizable backyard.

Back Bay townhouse comes with three kitchens

The 30-foot-wide spread dating from 1870—on sale now for $5.5 million—also comes with seven fireplaces and an elevator. Feast.

Here comes another big Boston hotel project

The Mandarin Oriental in Back Bay is renovating all of its guest rooms and suites as well as its event space. It’s the latest higher-end inn to undertake or propose major work.

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Why Boston-area rents are so high

Restrictive zoning, poor planning, lots of students, not enough construction—these realities and more keep the Boston region’s apartments expensive.

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U.S. presidents in Greater Boston, from Washington to Obama

The current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has never lived in the Boston area. But 12 of Donald Trump’s predecessors have.

Sprightly Somerville colonial wants $1 million

The 11-room house is the product of a meticulous restoration of a property dating from 1900.

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Allston’s big developments, mapped

The Boston neighborhood best-known as a student-heavy redoubt is seeing or will see some major mixed-use construction, including Harvard’s latest campus, Allston Green, and Common Allbright.

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7 solid starter home options in the North End and Charlestown

Two of the city’s oldest neighborhoods offer a few deals for first-time buyers.

Where over-asks are most common in the Boston area

Malden and Cambridge were relatively rife with over-asks in 2019, while Boston proper saw relatively few.

Cute Chelsea one-bedroom asks under $350,000

The spread near the Mystic River—and near Boston—showcases just the sort of deals that can be had in the city.

What $800,000 buys in Somerville

Davis Square, East Somerville, Powder House Square—find out how far the sum goes in these and other places.

Mass. Pike project in Back Bay comes back to life

The 17-story tower where the highway meets Boylston Street and Mass. Ave. would join other projects leaping the logistical hurdles to build over the Pike.

How much for a three-bedroom in Dot’s Upham’s Corner?

The spread includes one bathroom and two parking spots. Take a look around and then take your best guess.

Tom Brady’s Brookline home now the priciest in town

Reebok founder Paul Fireman has cut the price of his own Brookline expanse to a mere $33 million.

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Over-asks are largely over in Greater Boston

In a region where bidding wars were once the norm, barely one-third of homes last year went for above their original tags.