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Medford vs. Somerville prices: How much more to live that much closer to downtown Boston?

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A comparison

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The Boston area’s worsening commutes mean that living that much closer to downtown Boston is becoming that much more important when it comes to general quality of life for those who have to drive, bus, or train there.

So how much does it cost to buy in Somerville vs. its slightly farther-out neighbor Medford right now? Real estate research site NeighborhoodX did a deep dive into market-rate listings in both cities and turned up the below charts.

The big takeaway is that, yes, it is right now less expensive to buy in Medford than in Somerville. In Medford, the average asking price for market-rate properties is $366 a square foot; in Somerville, it’s $469.