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What $800,000 buys around Boston now

These newer listings fall in South Boston, the South End, Back Bay, and elsewhere

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.

Jamaica Plain

The exterior of a house with three windows on the second floor and two windows and a door on the first.
A modern kitchen.
A dining room with a table and chairs around it. Photos via Arborview Realty
A bedroom with a bed and a dresser.

The 1,700-square-foot antique-style house at 54 Seaverns Avenue includes four bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms as well as a patio. The asking is $800,000 even.


An expansive living room with furniture and windows overlooking a harbor.
A round table with three chairs around it and windows behind it overlooking a harbor.
A galley kitchen with a big fridge. Photos via Engel & Volkers
A bedroom with a bed and windows overlooking a harbor.

Unit 7E at the full-service 65 East India Row is on the seventh floor and therefore offers unobstructed views of Boston Harbor. The 860-square-foot condo includes one bedroom and one bathroom. The asking is $800,000 and the condo fee is $874. A parking spot is available for rent.

South Boston

A living room with a sectional couch and big windows.
A kitchen with a bar and stools in front of the bar.
A living room with a flat-screen TV on the wall and a couch facing it. Photos via JW Brokerage
A narrow bedroom with two closets at the end and the closets have shelves.

The $799,950 tag and $338.90 condo fee for Unit 29 at 225 Dorchester Street cover two garage parking spaces never mind the 1,208-square-foot unit itself. That comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Back Bay

A bedroom with a couch and a bed.
A dining room-kitchen area with the kitchen in the corner.
A bed next to a window. Photos via Cabot & Company
The exterior of an elegant building with double front doors.

Unit A at 401 Beacon Street is part of a recently finished conversion called the Lydon. The 407-square-foot condo has one bedroom and one bathroom, and the building has concierge services. The $799,000 tag and the $463 fee cover a garaged parking space as well.

The South End

A private deck come with Unit 3 at 1 Worcester Square. The 907-square-footer asking $799,000 has two-bedrooms and one-bathroom. There’s laundry and storage in the building basement, and the condo fee is $253.21.


Which one would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    54 Seaverns in JP
    (17 votes)
  • 15%
    Unit 7E at 65 East India on the Waterfront
    (11 votes)
  • 24%
    Unit 29 at 225 Dorchester in Southie
    (17 votes)
  • 12%
    Unit A at 401 Beacon in Back Bay
    (9 votes)
  • 22%
    Unit 3 at 1 Worcester in the South End
    (16 votes)
70 votes total Vote Now