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Boston price comparison: What $700,000 buys around the city right now

Including in Charlestown, Dorchester, and West Roxbury

Boston is one of the few cities in America where $700,000 is not all that much to spend on a house or a condo. What, exactly, does that sum score nowadays? At least two bedrooms and sometimes brand-new construction. Come along on our latest Curbed Comparisons.

We begin in Roxbury, in a particularly energy-efficient condo at 126 Thornton Street. Unit 1 is a 3-BR, 2-BA running to 1,734 square feet and asking $700,000 on the nose. Among its energy-efficient touches is heat-recovery ventilation, which keeps the condo cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter at lower cost. The condo fee is $200.


Now to the Andrew Square area of South Boston, where Unit 302 at 542 Dorchester Avenue is asking $699,999. It’s a 2-BR, 2-BA running to 1,059 square feet; and comes with a private deck and garage parking. The condo fee is $200.


Out in West Roxbury, we find 914 VFW Parkway. It’s a 2,400-square-foot 4-BR, 2-BA house with plenty of parking and a separate entrance for a possible office or au pair suite or in-law apartment. The price is $699,900.


Unit 4 at 236 Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown includes a private roof deck with views of the Bunker Hill Monument. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms within its 1,104 square feet and a price tag of $699,000. It also comes with storage space in the building’s basement (condo fee unknown, though).


We end in Dorchester’s southern reaches at 106 Granite Avenue, a new-construction single-family with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,050 square feet. It’s got a large deck and two parking spaces, never mind a walk-up attic. Price? $699,000.