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What $750,000 buys around Boston now

These newer listings are in the South End, Brighton, East 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 $750,000 in Boston.


Aerial view of a house next to other houses.
A sizable entry foyer with a winding staircase and a big window.
An empty room with a bowed window at the end. Photos via the Mutlu Group
An empty room with doors off it and a glass clutch built in.

The 119-year-old house at 24 Brainerd Road is on offer for $750,000 even, and has six bedrooms and two bathrooms. It runs to 2,597 square feet, and there’s parking and a garden. The whole thing is a bit of a fixer-upper though.


An open living room and kitchen area with furniture.
A kitchen with a small island in the middle.
A wide view of the living room and kitchen area of a condo, and there’s furniture. Photos via PSR Real Estate
A bedroom with a bed and a dresser with a mirror on it.

Unit U609 at 121 Portland Street is a 726-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom in a building that includes concierge service and a fitness center. The tag is $749,999, and there’s a condo fee of $499.54.


An open living room-dining room area with furniture.
A living room next to an open kitchen, with an island and stools separating the two.
A bathroom with a glass door on the shower. Photos via the Galvin Group
A bedroom with a bed and a lone plant.

In Dorchester’s Neponset area, Unit 2 at 35 Chickatawbut Street is asking $749,900 for its 1,811 square feet, which includes two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The tag—and the $225 condo fee—includes two garage parking spaces below the unit.

East Boston

The lobby of a new condo building, and the ceiling is very high and the furniture spread out. Photo/rendering via Advisors Living

Unit 306 at 99 Sumner Street is part of a new waterfront development called the Mark. The 778-square-footer includes one bedroom and one bathroom, and there is storage available for purchase on the same level as the unit. The asking is $749,900, and the condo fee is $532.14.

South End

An open kitchen and dining room area with no furniture.
An open living room-kitchen area with furniture.
A small room with a washer and dryer side by side. Photos via Compass
A bedroom with a bed and a dresser.

Unit 4 at 55 East Springfield Street is also new—sort of. It’s a floor-through two-bedroom, one-bathroom by way of a gut-renovation. It runs to 736 square feet. The tag is $749,000, and the condo fee within the four-unit building is $250.


Which one would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    24 Brainerd in Brighton
    (18 votes)
  • 9%
    Unit U609 at 121 Portland in downtown
    (10 votes)
  • 26%
    Unit 2 at 35 Chickatawbut in Dorchester
    (27 votes)
  • 10%
    Unit 306 at 99 Sumner in East Boston
    (11 votes)
  • 35%
    Unit 4 at 55 East Springfield in the South End
    (37 votes)
103 votes total Vote Now