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

Including in Southie, Back Bay

New year, new you: What might $700,000 deliver in the Boston housing market? This.

Our latest Curbed Comparisons travels to five different neighborhoods and comes back with five rather different results; though one thing holds true—parking. It seems that $700K doesn’t guarantee you a space.

Anyway, take a look.


We start in South Boston at 440 East Fifth Street, where the 1,111-square-foot Unit 1 offers two bedrooms and two full bathrooms as well as a private deck, access to a shared yard, and deeded storage in the building’s basement.

The tag is $699,999. The condo fee is $200 and parking is not included.

In the Folio building at 80 Broad Street in the Financial District, Unit 608 is asking $699,900 for its 708 square feet, its one bedroom, and its one bathroom. The condo fee is $660, and the tag does not include parking.

The building does have 24/7 concierge, and extra storage comes with.

Out in the South End, Unit 71 at 492 Massachusetts Avenue is also asking $699,900. The 871-square-foot, seventh-floor spread has two bedrooms; one bathroom; a fantastic bay window; and lots of closet space.

The condo fee is $486 and parking not included.

The 784-square-foot, 1-BR, 1-BA Unit 1 at 139 Fulton Street in the North End is probably the most aesthetically interesting of the lot. It’s asking $699,900, with a condo fee of $289.

No parking is included here, either, but the spread is smack-dab in the middle of much of downtown Boston.

We end our latest Curbed Comparisons in Back Bay, in Unit 4 at 167 Commonwealth Avenue. It’s the smallest of the bunch—a 665-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA—but the priciest per square foot at $1,051.

The aggregate total is $699,000 and the condo fee is $384. No parking.