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What $1 million buys around Boston now

Including in Charlestown, Dorchester, Back Bay, and South Boston

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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 $1 million in Boston.

South Boston

Photos via Home Town Brokerage

Unit 3 at the year-old 150 West Broadway runs to 1,201 square feet and comes with one garaged parking space. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom is asking $999,999, with a condo fee of $265.58.

Back Bay

The 1,117-square-foot Unit 304 at 10 Charlesgate East includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s asking $999,900, and the condo fee is $784.


Photos via PSR Real Estate

Another two-bedroom, two-bathroom, Unit 303 at the two-year-old 121 Portland Street stretches to 1,120 square feet. It’s asking $999,900, with a condo fee of $744.


Photos via Coldwell Banker

This 1,200-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom is in a building at 4 Monument Square dating from the early 1860s. The $999,000 tag for Unit 5 also includes two tandem parking spaces. The condo fee is $483.


Photos via Compass

The colonial revival at 11 Victoria Street is 2,613 square feet, and it contains three full bathrooms and four bedrooms. There’s a two-car garage too. The tag is $999,000.


Which one would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Unit 3 at 150 West Broadway in Southie
    (21 votes)
  • 17%
    Unit 304 at 10 Charlesgate East in Back Bay
    (17 votes)
  • 12%
    Unit 303 at 121 Portland in downtown
    (12 votes)
  • 17%
    Unit 5 at 4 Monument in Charlestown
    (17 votes)
  • 29%
    11 Victoria in Dorchester
    (28 votes)
95 votes total Vote Now