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What $900,000 buys around Boston now

Including in Allston, Southie, and the South End

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 $900,000.

We start in downtown Boston, where Unit U709 at 121 Portland Street is asking $899,900. The 877-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom includes a private terrace. The condo fee is $585.45.

In Allston, Unit 211 at the year-old 180 Telford Street is asking $899,888. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom runs to 1,115 square feet, and the W/D is brand-new. The $741 condo fee includes access to amenities such as a gym and a shared courtyard.

Now to the upper reaches of the South End, where Unit 1 at 63 Appleton Street is asking $899,000 for its 869 square feet, including two bedrooms and one bathroom. There is also a private patio out back and a W/D inside (obviously). The condo fee is $222.

Out in West Roxbury’s Bellevue Hill area, an entire house is on sale for $899,900. The cape at 727 West Roxbury Parkway runs to 1,988 square feet and includes three bedrooms as well as two bathrooms.

We end in the center of South Boston, where Unit 4 at 250 West Third Street is asking $899,000 for its 1,405 square feet, which includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The tag also covers a garage parking space. The condo fee is $193.


Which one would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Unit U709 at 121 Portland downtown
    (10 votes)
  • 3%
    Unit 211 at 180 Telford in Allston
    (2 votes)
  • 20%
    Unit 1 at 63 Appleton in the South End
    (13 votes)
  • 30%
    727 West Roxbury in West Roxbury
    (20 votes)
  • 30%
    Unit 4 at 250 West Third in South Boston
    (20 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now

All photos via listing brokers, who are linked to where possible.