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What $700,000 buys in Boston now

These newer listings in Allston, Brighton, East Boston, and Hyde Park include a house and a handful of condos

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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 $700,000 in Boston.

Hyde Park

Photos via Coldwell Banker

The Queen Anne Victorian at 265 Neponset Valley Parkway in Hyde Park’s Readville area runs to 2,500 square feet, and it contains six bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The house—which includes a 30-year roof as of 2013—is asking $699,950.


Photos via Fushuang Liu/Cypress Realty LLC

Unit A at 14-17 Portsmouth Street is a 1,458-square-foot two-bedroom with one and a half bathrooms. The $699,900 tag covers one garage parking space and another deeded one outside. The condo fee is $480.04.

Hyde Park

Photos via Brian Clinton

Back in Hyde Park now, where Unit 2 at 97 Child Street is asking $699,900 for its 2,397 square feet, which includes three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. It also comes with garage parking and an outdoor spot too. The condo fee is $175.

East Boston

Photos via Century 21

Unit 1 at 80 Cottage Street in Eastie’s Jeffries Point area includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms in its 965 feet with 18-foot ceilings in parts. The asking price is $699,900, and the condo fee is $200.


Photos via Blue Ocean Realty

The 1,313-square-foot Unit 102 at 142 Bigelow Court includes two bedrooms and one bathroom. There’s also a balcony with Charles River views. The asking is $699,900, and the condo fee is $418.47.


Which one would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    265 Neponset Valley in Hyde Park
    (14 votes)
  • 8%
    Unit A at 14-17 Portsmouth in Allston
    (5 votes)
  • 31%
    Unit 2 at 97 Child in Hyde Park
    (19 votes)
  • 27%
    Unit 1 at 80 Cottage in East Boston
    (17 votes)
  • 9%
    Unit 102 at 142 Bigelow in Brighton
    (6 votes)
61 votes total Vote Now