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Five Hub Neighborhoods, Five Hub Homes, All $280K

Every Thursday, Curbed Comparisons breaks down what you can get at the same price point in five different Hub neighborhoods. This week: $280,000, the reigning median sales price for Massachusetts condos.

Let's begin in Hyde Park, at 147 Readville Street, where we find a 2-BR, 2-BA spread over 1,458 square feet. There's a basement and therefore the possibility of what the listing calls a third bedroom. The condo last traded in May 2007 for $350,000.
· Listing: 147 Readville Street, #1 [Zillow]
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Now way into town, to the West End and this 589-square-foot studio in 8 Whittier Place. It's got four closets; a bathroom (natch); a sort-of sunroom; central air; and is in a building with a pool, 24-hour concierge and a laundry room. It last traded in October 2002 for $217,500.
· Listing: 8 Whittier Place, #16G [Zillow]

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Now it's farther out again, to Jamaica Plain and this 2-BR, 2-BA, ground-floor condo at 29 Morton Street. It's 1,361 square feet; has central air and in-unit laundry; but the kitchen dates from 1989. Still, check out the space: note the treadmill in the bedroom. Gym, anyone?
· Listing: 29 Morton Street, #A [Zillow]
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We'll stay a little farther out with a trip to the Fenway. This 1-BR, 1-BA at 66 Queensberry Street is an upper-floor unit with a dishwasher and 530 square feet (doesn't appear to have central air; the building, Queensberry Court, has laundry). It last traded in November 2004 for $260,500.
· Listing: 66 Queensberry Street, #317 [Zillow]
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Let us finish in the People's Republic—though just barely. This 2-BR, 1-BA, 831-square-foot condo resides at 71 Oxford Avenue, near Watertown and Belmont. It's a corner unit with an eat-in kitchen (no central air—we keep mentioning this only because of the weather), and it last traded in September 2005 for $320,000.
· Listing: 71 Oxford Avenue, #8 [Zillow]

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