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Boston price comparison: What $550,000 buys around the city right now

Including in Mattapan, Dorchester, and West Roxbury

It would be an understatement to say that Boston is inhospitable hunting ground for homebuyers. It’s full of high prices, bidding wars, and all-cash offers.

But there are some relative deals out there—and $550,000 is one of the price points where prospective buyers can find them. Come along on our latest Curbed Comparisons.

↑ We start in the Mattapan-Hyde Park borderlands, where the 1,200-square-foot single-family at 64 Polydras Street is on sale for $550,000 even.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house comes with nearly 13,500 square feet of land, and so therefore could be considered a development opportunity as well, according to its listing.

↑ Now to Fenway-Kenmore, where Unit 4W at 108 Gainsborough Street just north of Northeastern is asking $550,000 on the nose as well.

The 558-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom includes central AC and a private garden with a brick patio. The condo fee is $286.

Unit 3 at 3 Roslin Street in Dorchester runs to 1,032 square feet and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The tag is a rather precise $549,999.

The unit includes central air and a condo fee of $200.

↑ The single-family at 2197 Centre Street in West Roxbury has four bedrooms and three full bathrooms amid its 2,176 square feet (it’s the largest selection of the bunch here).

There’s also a basement and a garage. How much? It’s $549,900.

↑ We end in Roslindale, where the recently renovated Unit 1 at 6-8 Hazelmore Road is on sale for $549,000. It comes with one bathroom, yard access, and the potential for three bedrooms.

The price includes one off-street parking spot. The condo fee is $240.


Which home would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    64 Polydras Street in Mattapan-Hyde Park
    (3 votes)
  • 13%
    Unit 4W at 108 Gainsborough Street in Fenway-Kenmore
    (10 votes)
  • 18%
    Unit 3 at 3 Roslin Street in Dorchester
    (14 votes)
  • 42%
    2197 Centre Street in West Roxbury
    (32 votes)
  • 22%
    Unit 1 at 6-8 Hazelmore Road in Roslindale
    (17 votes)
76 votes total Vote Now

Note: Photos via listings. Listings or listing brokerages linked to where possible.