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Boston Price Comparison: What You Get for $750,000 Now

Including in Back Bay, the South End, and Jamaica Plain

Three-quarters of a million dollars is not an unusually high sum in the Boston housing market. In fact, in some quarters, it's downright cheap. To find out its buying power, our latest Curbed Comparisons tackled condos and houses in Boston for $750,000 or thereabouts. The sum seems to easily buy two bedrooms, and maybe even some parking as well as gym access.

First up is Unit J102 at 241 Perkins Street in Jamaica Plain just off Jamaica Pond. It's a 1,532-square-foot 2-BR, 2-BA with two parking spaces (one garaged) and vaulted ceilings in the 28-foot-long living room. The tag is $749,000 and the condo fee is $67. The condo's complex includes a gym and a pool.


Down in Southie near Marine Park, Unit 1 at 835 East Fifth Street is a new-construction 2-BR, 3-BA spread over 1,100 square feet and coming with one parking space. The price is also $749,000. The condo fee is $150.


Unit 510 is asking $749,000 as well at the South End's Penmark building at 21 Father Francis Gilday Street. The 2-BR, 1.5-BA, 1,186-square-foot spread comes with one parking space and a condo fee of $45. The elevator building includes a gym.


Now to West Roxbury and an entire single-family house. In this case, 31 Maple Street, which has three bedrooms and two bathrooms among its 1,847 square feet. The price is $745,000 and there's a yard.


We end in Back Bay in Unit 41 at 259 Beacon Street. This 2-BR, 1-BA runs to 854 square feet and comes with one on-street parking space and access to a shared roof deck. The asking price is a relatively low $735,000, with a somewhat high $500 condo fee.