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Boston price comparison: What $500,000 buys now

Including in Back Bay, JP, Dot

Our latest Curbed Comparisons tackles what $500,000 commands right now around Boston. The short answer is: It depends. The long answer is below. Come along.

Unit 416 at 160 Commonwealth Avenue in Back Bay is a 460-square-foot studio. There is laundry in the building, and the building has a concierge as well as an elevator.

The price is $500,000 even, and the condo fee is $405.74.

↑ In Brighton, the 1,156-square-foot Unit 106 at 106 Litchfield Street has three bedrooms and one bathroom. The price is $499,900 and the condo fee is $200.

↑ The 828-square-foot, 2-BR, 1-BA Unit B at 163 Hyde Park Avenue is part of the new 24-unit Tilia complex in Jamaica Plain. It’s asking $499,000 and the condo fee is $239.93.

One garaged parking space is included in the price.

↑ The 1,242-square-foot Unit 3 at 20 Mellen Street in Dorchester’s Ashmont Hill section comes with exclusive roof rights—the 3-BR, 1-BA is on the top floor—as well as a private deck.

It is asking $499,000 and has a condo fee of $234.

↑ In West Roxbury, $499,000 gets you a three-story townhouse with 2,100 square feet, three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and one off-street parking space.

The condo fee for Unit 1206 at 1200 Lagrange Street is $387.


Which $500,000 Boston home would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Unit 416 in Back Bay’s 160 Commonwealth
    (13 votes)
  • 13%
    Unit 106 in Brighton’s 106 Litchfield
    (17 votes)
  • 21%
    Unit B in Jamaica Plain’s Tilia
    (27 votes)
  • 34%
    Unit 3 in Dorchester’s 20 Mellen
    (43 votes)
  • 20%
    Unit 1206 in West Roxbury’s 1200 Lagrange
    (25 votes)
125 votes total Vote Now