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Allston vs. Brighton: How the neighboring neighborhoods’ prices compare

New project leads Allston tags


The average asking price for a market-rate home in Allston is $557 a square foot right now, while the average in neighboring Brighton is $472 a square foot, according to an analysis from real estate research site NeighborhoodX.

"In Allston, both the highest and lowest prices were for new construction condos, although the type of construction and amenities differed considerably," NeighborhoodX co-founder Constantine Valhouli said in an email.

"Part of what is driving the higher asking prices at [180 Telford] are the amenities,” Valhouli added, “and the project demonstrates how the difference in price can be significant, even for new and recent construction."

Condos at the 85-unit, under-construction 180 Telford in Allston are in the same realm as one of Beacon Hill’s priciest listings, in fact: 40 Beacon Street, which is asking $898 a square foot.

As for Brighton, Valhouli suggests home-hunters beware: "When users search Trulia for Brighton properties, the first nine listings—the most expensive—are actually 580 Washington Street in Downtown Boston (Millennium Place) rather than in Brighton."