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What $600,000 buys around Dorchester now

It looks like the sum commands at least two bedrooms as well as trimmings such as private outdoor space and parking

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’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Next up is $600,000 in Dorchester, Boston’s largest neighborhood.

Pope’s Hill

An open kitchen-dining room area with a table and chairs, and there’s an island in the kitchen.
A modern kitchen with an island.
A long living room ending in a bow window, and there's furniture. Photos via the Charles Realty
A bedroom with a bed and a nightstand.

A parking space and basement storage come with Unit 1 at 112 King Street, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo asking $590,000. The 994-square-foot spread also includes a new private deck. The condo fee is $113.

Adams Village

A one-story, two-door garage.
An empty entryway.
A living room with two big door-less entrances and empty except for a flat-screen TV mounted in a corner. Photos via Stephen Flaherty
A modern kitchen that appears to be in the middle of an apartment.

The $595,000 tag for Unit 2 at 23 Ely Road covers a private garage with two spaces. The 2,206-square-foot condo includes three bedrooms and one bathroom. The condo fee is not available.

Clam Point

An expansive living room-dining room with a fireplace and furniture.
A bedroom with a bed facing a dresser.
An empty walk-in closet with lots of shelving. Photos via Re/Max
A brand-new washer-dryer set stacked in an otherwise empty room.

Unit 6 at 2 Elm Street is part of a newly built six-unit project. The $599,000 asking covers two parking spots behind the building too. The 1,264-square-footer with central air includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms; and the condo fee is $300.


A recent building renovation produced Unit 2 at 29 Walton Street, a 978-square-foot condo with three or two bedrooms—depending on how an owner wants to configure the spread—and one and a half bathrooms. The $599,000 price includes basement storage and exclusive use of a garden. The fee is $248.58.


A living room with furniture and a sliding glass door leading to a deck.
 A bathroom with a tub along one wall.
A kitchen with an island. Photos via Gibson Sotheby’s
A bedroom with a bed and a bow window, and there’s a single plant in the room.

This 1,060-square-foot spread is part of the same renovation at 29 Walton. Unit 1 includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as features such as central air, a large private deck, and a washer-dryer hookup. The tag, though, runs to $609,000 with a condo fee of $269.42.


Which one would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Unit 1 at 112 King in Pope’s Hill
    (4 votes)
  • 28%
    Unit 2 at 23 Ely in Adams Village
    (9 votes)
  • 18%
    Unit 6 at 2 Elm in Clam Point
    (6 votes)
  • 21%
    Unit 2 at 29 Walton in Ashmont
    (7 votes)
  • 18%
    Unit 1 at 29 Walton Ashmont
    (6 votes)
32 votes total Vote Now