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Somerville price comparison: What around $700,000 buys right now

Somerville was once a solid Plan B pricing-wise for prospective buyers hunting in Cambridge or Boston. But, as everyone pretty much realizes, prices have risen in the city. The sum $700,000 seems like a rather modest benchmark now.

What do you get for that? Come along on our latest Curbed Comparison.

We start at 432 Norfolk Street in Unit 4H. It’s a top-floor corner condo asking $689,000. It’s 1,332 square feet and includes two bedrooms as well as two bathrooms. It comes with a garaged parking space and a condo fee of $572.


Now to another top-floor condo, this one Unit 16 at 16 Lowell Street. It’s also a 2-BR, 2-BA, but with 1,183 square feet. The price tag? A rather precise $699,900. The condo comes with two parking spaces and is right near a pedestrian tunnel into Cambridge. The condo fee is $139.


Nearby, at 593 Somerville Avenue, Unit 5 is asking $685,000 for its 981 square feet, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms (and it, too, is a top-floor unit). The price also includes off-street parking for one. The condo fee is $174.


We end at 110 Albion Street in a gut-renovated bi-level between Somerville’s Spring Hill and Powder House neighborhoods. Unit 1 is a 1,230-square-foot 3-BR, 2-BA asking $699,000. The condo fee is $200, and parking does not appear to be included.