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What $750,000 buys in Boston now

The sum can command modern appliances and stylish finishes in neighborhoods such as Back Bay, Mission Hill, East Boston, and Bay Village

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’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Next up is $750,000 in five different Boston neighborhoods.

East Boston

The 907-square-foot Unit 2 at 283 Webster Street in Eastie’s Jeffries Point includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There’s also central air and a washer-dryer. The asking is $750,000 and the HOA is $194.


A spacious and open living room-dining room-kitchen area with furniture.
An open kitchen with a small island.
A bedroom with a bed facing a dresser with a mirror. Photos via PSR Real Estate
A small hallway with views of a living room and a bathroom.

Unit U609 at 121 Portland Street is in a building that includes a fitness center and concierge services. The 726-square-foot one-bedroom, one bathroom also comes with central air. The tag is $749,999 and the HOA is $499.54.

Bay Village

A kitchen with a door leading to a brick patio.
A slender living room with furniture and a staircase leading to it.
A brick patio next to a brick wall, and there is furniture on the patio. Photos via Coldwell Banker
A city room with a couch facing a closed cabinet, and there are two windows toward the ceiling.

Located in Boston’s smallest neighborhood, Unit 1 at 60 Melrose Street runs to 762 square feet over two levels. It includes two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. There’s also a private brick patio and a washer-dryer. The tag is $749,000, with a HOA of $280.

South Boston

An open kitchen with an island off an entry hallway.
The view from that open kitchen to an empty living room with windows.
A small bathroom with a counter around the sink. Photos via Compass
An empty bedroom with windows and a closed closet.

The 902-square-foot Unit 3 at 146 M Street is part of a three-unit conversion finished in 2019. It includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and has central air. The price is $749,000, with the HOA unavailable.

Mission Hill

Rendering of an open dining room-living room area with furniture.
Rendering of a bedroom with a bed.
Rendering of a bathroom with a glass-doored shower. Photos via Compass
Rendering of a bedroom with a bed and a chair and two windows.

Unit 201 at 101 Heath Street is part of a new development that is wrapping construction early this year. The 1,395-square-foot spread with central air includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The $749,000 tag covers a heated garage parking space. The HOA is $300.


Which $750,000 Boston spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Unit 2 at 283 Webster in Eastie
    (3 votes)
  • 10%
    Unit U609 at 121 Portland in downtown
    (5 votes)
  • 36%
    Unit 1 at 60 Melrose Bay Village
    (18 votes)
  • 12%
    Unit 3 at 146 M in Southie
    (6 votes)
  • 36%
    Unit 201 at 101 Heath in Mission Hill
    (18 votes)
50 votes total Vote Now