Above is a handy chart of changes in average prices per square foot for single-family homes in Boston from 2000 to 2015, courtesy of real estate research site NeighborhoodX. As you would expect in a city becoming more expensive by the millisecond, some areas saw titanic increases. Others, not so much.
In several neighborhoods—including Back Bay, East Boston, Charlestown, South Boston, Roxbury, and Allston—the average house price per foot doubled and then some. In five neighborhoods, the price jumped, but not by a lot. In Dorchester, for instance, the per-foot average inched up nearly $100 in 15 years to $230. In Beacon Hill, even with all those gorgeous townhouses, it went from $609 to a relatively tame $955. The narrowest gap between 2000 and 2015 prices was in Mattapan. The biggest gulf, perhaps not surprisingly, was in Back Bay.
· Boston House Prices: 2015 vs. 2000 [NeighborhoodX]
· Boston's Most Spectacular Townhouses of 2015: a Gallery [Curbed Boston]
· Our Stats archive [Curbed Boston]