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What $900,000 buys around Boston now

These newer listings showcase what the sum can buy in Back Bay, the South End, South Boston, and elsewhere

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 $900,000 in Boston proper.

Downtown Boston

An open kitchen-dining room area with a couch and a table and chairs.
A room with a desk with a chair, and a couch, and there are two windows.
A bedroom with a bed. Photos via Robb Cohen
A bathroom with the sink front and center.

Unit L413 at 70 Lincoln Street runs to an airy 1,055 square feet, and includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The condo comes with in-unit laundry and central air. The tag is $899,900, and the HOA fee is $708.33.

South Boston

A kitchen with bench seating around a table.
A kitchen leading to a hallway leading to a living room.
An open dining room-living room with furniture and a sliding door leading to a deck. Photos via Compass
A bedroom with a bed, a dresser, and a nightstand.

The $899,900 tag for Unit 4 at 585 East Seventh Street includes one garage parking spot. The 1,122-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom also includes central air and in-unit laundry. The HOA fee is $171.42.


A giant obelisk in the background from a deck in the foreground.
A living room with furniture facing a fireplace with a fire going.
A kitchen with cabinetry and a counter separating it from the living room area. Photos via Redfin
A bedroom with a bed.

Unit 2 at 40 Soley Street is a duplex that ends with a private roof deck. The two-bedroom with one and a half bathrooms, central air, and in-unit laundry runs to 1,235 square feet and is asking $899,900. The HOA fee is $300.

The South End

The $899,000 asking for Unit 307 at 1200 Washington Street includes a private terrace. There is one bedroom and one bathroom, and the condo with central air and in-unit laundry covers 985 square feet. The HOA fee is $454.

Back Bay

An expansive living room with a fireplace, furniture, and a rug down in a checkered pattern.
A kitchen with a U-shaped counter.
A living room with a low ceiling and furniture. Photos via Century 21 Cityside
A bedroom with a bed and other furniture.

Let’s end with Unit 202 at 390 Commonwealth Avenue, an 893-square-foot two-bedroom with one-bathroom. The condo includes central air and in-unit laundry, and the $899,000 tag covers a garage parking space too. The HOA fee is $681.


Which one would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Unit L413 at 70 Lincoln in downtown
    (14 votes)
  • 24%
    Unit 4 at 585 East Seventh in Southie
    (27 votes)
  • 17%
    Unit 2 at 40 Soley in Charlestown
    (19 votes)
  • 25%
    Unit 307 at 1200 Washington in the South End
    (28 votes)
  • 20%
    Unit 202 at 390 Commonwealth in Back Bay
    (22 votes)
110 votes total Vote Now