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What $1.5 million buys around Boston right now

Including in West Roxbury, Back Bay, and the South End

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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! This week, it’s $1.5 million.

At Downtown Crossing’s Millennium Place at 580 Washington Street, Unit 1507 is asking $1.5 million for its 1,162 square feet and its two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The condo also has a washer-dryer, and the price includes a parking space at the nearby Ritz-Carlton. The condo fee of $1,252.28 grants access to building amenities such as a gym.

In Beacon Hill, $1.5 million buys the 966-square-foot Unit 3 at 12 Walnut Street. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The condo fee is $597.

Unit 402 at 485 Harrison Avenue in the South End—a.k.a. the Harrison Lofts—is asking $1.499 million for its 1,723 square feet, its two bedrooms, and its two bathrooms. The spread has a washer-dryer and access to a shared roof deck. The price and the $1,011 condo fee cover one garaged parking space.

In Back Bay, $1.499 million buys a 1,505-square-foot two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom duplex with a washer-dryer. The condo fee for Unit 2 at 142 Chestnut Street is $693.47.

Finally, in West Roxbury, $1.499 million buys you a townhouse within the gated 43-acre Allandale community. Unit A at 224 Allandale Road runs to 4,770 square feet and includes four bedrooms as well as four and a half bathrooms. There is a two-car garage and outdoor space.


Which would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Unit 1507 at 580 Washington in Downtown Crossing
    (7 votes)
  • 15%
    Unit 3 at 12 Walnut in Beacon Hill
    (11 votes)
  • 33%
    Unit 402 at 485 Harrison in the South End
    (23 votes)
  • 21%
    Unit 2 at 142 Chestnut in Back Bay
    (15 votes)
  • 18%
    Unit A at 224 Allandale in West Roxbury
    (13 votes)
69 votes total Vote Now