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What $800,000 buys around Boston now

Including in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Back Bay

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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 $800,000 in Boston.

Back Bay

Photos via A&S Realty

We start in Back Bay at 400 Marlborough Street, where Unit 2 is asking $799,900 for its one bedroom and one bathroom and 800 square feet. The duplex’s tag includes one parking space. The condo fee is $450.75.


Photo via Compass

Now to Charlestown, where Unit 2 at 19 Tremont Street is on sale for $799,900. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms over its 1,288 square feet; and plenty of outdoor space as well as deeded parking. The condo fee is $525.


At 6 Everett Street in Dorchester, $799,000 buys Unit 1. The townhouse-style condo runs to 3,251 square feet, and contains four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The tag for the four-level unit covers access to parking. The condo fee is $160.

Also in Dorchester, the new-construction Unit 303 at 85 Willow Court is asking $799,000 for its two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,376 square feet. The tag covers heated parking. The condo fee has yet to be determined.


We end in Roxbury, where Unit 2 at 15 Millmont Street is asking $799,000. It’s a 2,511-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bathroom duplex with two deeded parking spots. The kitchen was renovated recently.


Which one would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Unit 2 at 400 Marlborough in Back Bay
    (24 votes)
  • 40%
    Unit 2 at 19 Tremont in Charlestown
    (43 votes)
  • 4%
    Unit 1 at 6 Everett in Dorchester
    (5 votes)
  • 18%
    Unit 303 at 85 Willow in Dorchester
    (19 votes)
  • 13%
    Unit 2 at 15 Millmont in Roxbury
    (14 votes)
105 votes total Vote Now