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What $950,000 buys around Boston now

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Including in Back Bay, Brighton, and Jamaica Plain

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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 $950,000 in Boston proper.

Back Bay

Photos via Engel & Volkers

Unit 6F at 124 Beacon Street runs to 922 square feet, and has one bedroom and two full bathrooms. The asking is $950,000 even, and the condo fee is $467.

South Boston

Photos via Re/Max Realty Plus

The 1,104-square-foot Unit 303 at 410 West Broadway is part of a new development. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom is asking $950,000, with a condo fee of $195. That entitles an owner to access to a shared roof deck and a fitness center. The unit also comes with one garage parking space.


Another new-construction condo, Unit 201 at 214 Market Street runs to 1,182 square feet, and contains two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The $950,000 tag and the $517.19 condo fee covers access to amenities such as a fitness center and bike storage. There’s also one garage parking space.

Jamaica Plain

Photos via Coldwell Banker

Unit 2 at 241 Chestnut Avenue is off a private lane, and contains 1,790 square feet. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and the unit comes with two deeded parking spots. The tag is $949,900, and the fee is $400.

Downtown Boston

Photos via PSR Real Estate

This 953-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom at 121 Portland Street is in a building with a 24-7 concierge and a fitness center, among other amenities. Unit 507 is asking $949,900, with a condo fee of $601.36.


Which one would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Unit 6F at 124 Beacon in Back Bay
    (26 votes)
  • 25%
    Unit 303 at 410 West Broadway in Southie
    (19 votes)
  • 4%
    Unit 201 at 214 Market in Brighton
    (3 votes)
  • 25%
    Unit 2 at 241 Chestnut in JP
    (19 votes)
  • 9%
    Unit 507 at 121 Portland in downtown
    (7 votes)
74 votes total Vote Now