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What $550,000 buys around Boston right now

Including in Eastie, Southie, and Charlestown

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount (or thereabouts) in the Boston area. Is one woman’s studio another woman’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today, the magic number is $550,000.

In Hyde Park, the frame colonial at 64 Poydras Street is retailing for $550,000 even. It’s 1,200 square feet; has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms; and rests on a sizable lot.

Unit 3 at 499-501 Sumner Street in East Boston’s Jeffries Point area runs to 620 square feet and is asking $549,900. A roof deck opens up the square-footage a bit for the one-bedroom, one-bathroom; and the tag covers the right to build another such deck. The condo fee is $175. That covers an on-street parking permit.

In Dorchester’s Ashmont area, there is a 1,362-square-foot colonial for sale at 27 Granite Avenue. It’s asking $549,900; and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a recently renovated kitchen.

Unit 51 at 51 Story Street in South Boston’s Telegraph Hill runs to 802 square feet and includes two bedrooms and one bathroom. It’s retailing for $549,000, with a condo fee of $175. That includes on-street permit parking.

We end in Charlestown, where Unit A at 17 Henley Street is asking $549,000. It’s 659 square feet, and has one bedroom and one bathroom. The tag—and the condo fee of $362.67—covers off-street parking and two storage spaces.


Which would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    64 Poydras in Hyde Park
    (2 votes)
  • 8%
    Unit 3 at 499-501 Sumner in East Boston
    (4 votes)
  • 39%
    27 Granite in Dorchester
    (18 votes)
  • 39%
    Unit 51 at 51 Story in South Boston
    (18 votes)
  • 8%
    Unit A at 17 Henley in Charlestown
    (4 votes)
46 votes total Vote Now