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Address: 1 Avery Street, #29D
Square Feet: 2,036
The Skinny: Somebody's getting high. This 2-BR, 3-BA condo in a fairly new Leather District building (from 2000) affords dictatorial views of downtown all the way to the Harbor and, from what we can tell, the Charles River as well. It traded for well over the average for similar homes in the area ($1,609,750), according to Trulia, making us wonder aloud that perhaps a premium was put on the perch. Address: 151 Tremont Street
Square Feet: 605
The Skinny: This 1-BR, 1-BA condo, also near Winthrop Square, has traded three times in the last two years—twice this year along, in fact; it last sold in August for $435,000 and for $400,000 in January 2009. This latest trade finds it moving for well over the average sales price of similar homes in the area ($450,900), according to Trulia.
Address: 165 Pleasant Street, #113
Square Feet: 1,033
The Skinny: This 2-BR, 2-BA condo in Camrbridgeport lived up to its billing—it's an average, though enviable creation in the blocks west of M.I.T., and it went for almost exactly the average sales price for homes like it in the area ($357,375), according to Trulia. Nothing wrong with being average in the Hub.
Address: 22 Cooper Street, #2
Square Feet: 530
The Skinny: Perhaps the perfect North End starter home, this 2-BR, 1-BA condo unfolds in a snug, sunny space of hardwood floors and maple cabinetry in a building built at the turn of the last century. Best part? Like the condo off Alberico Square in Cambridgeport, this one went for about the average in the area ($272,833), according to Trulie.
Shady Hill Square
Address: 41 Myrtle Avenue
Square Feet: 1,784
The Skinny: We end back in Cambridge, in this 3-BR, 3-BA condo toward the leafy eastern edge of Harvard and dating from the tip of the last century. It sold for well under the average for similar homes in the area ($848,750), according to Trulia. The perfect starter for a recent Crimson grad who just can't say fare thee well?
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