Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular 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! Next up is $650,000 in Boston.
Unit 2 at 494-496 East Fourth Street just north of Dorchester Heights runs to 1,342 square feet, and includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The condo fee is $175.
The 492-square-foot Unit 1 at 439 Marlborough Street includes one bedroom and one bathroom, and there is a garage parking space available for an additional cost. The condo fee is $233.
Unit 3 at 3141 Washington Street does come with a parking space—plus a shared guest space. The 1,880-square-foot four bedroom with three and a half bathrooms also has a back deck. The condo fee for the duplex is $500.
In West Roxbury, $650,000 buys an entire house—in this case, 1,546-square-foot cape with three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a back deck and yard. There’s a finished basement as well at 35 Vershire Street.
Unit 15R at 151 Tremont Street right off Boston Common runs to 735 square feet, and includes one bedroom and one bathroom. There’s garage parking for an additional cost, and amenities at the building include an outdoor pool and a fitness center. The condo fee is $431.
Which one would you buy?
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Unit 15R at 151 Tremont in downtown
35 Vershire in West Roxbury
Unit 3 at 3141 Washington Jamaica Plain
Unit 1 at 439 Marlborough in Back Bay
Unit 2 at 494-496 East Fourth in South Boston