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What $900,000 buys in Boston now

Discover how the sum puts swanky, modern pads in play in places such as Brighton, South Boston, Back Bay, and Charlestown

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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’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Next up is $900,000 in several Boston neighborhoods.

South Boston

A heated garage parking spot comes with Unit 18 at 645 East Third Street. The 1,016-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom includes a deck too. It’s all retailing for $899,900, with a HOA fee of $396.10.


An in-unit washer-dryer comes with Unit 2 at 10 Salem Street. The 1,308-square-foot duplex with three bedrooms and one bathroom is asking $899,000, with a HOA fee of $175.

Back Bay

An expansive living room with a large marble fireplace and a couch facing two chairs across a strikingly ornate carpet.
A small kitchen with a U-shaped counter and cabinetry above it.
A living room-dining room area with a table and chairs and furniture pushed up against one side. Photos via Century 21 Cityside
A bedroom with a bed and a bay window.

A washer-dryer is also included with the 893-square-foot Unit 202 at 390 Commonwealth Avenue, which also has central air and access to the building’s pool and concierge services. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom wants $899,000, with a HOA of $681.


Unit 303 at 214 Market Street is part of a new development where each unit has central air and in-unit laundry as well as outdoor space. This particular spread runs to 1,085 square feet, and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The $899,000 tag and the $534 HOA also cover a garage parking spot.

South Boston

Back in Southie now, with Unit 2 at 37 Farragut Road, which is part of a new development that’s opening in 2020. The 950-square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom includes sizable outdoor space as well as central air. The asking is $899,000, and the HOA is $350.


Which $900,000 Boston spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Unit 17 at 645 East Third in Southie
    (5 votes)
  • 42%
    Unit 2 at 10 Salem in Charlestown
    (8 votes)
  • 15%
    Unit 202 at 390 Commonwealth in Back Bay
    (3 votes)
  • 5%
    Unit 303 at 214 Market in Brighton
    (1 vote)
  • 10%
    Unit 2 at 37 Farragut in Southie
    (2 votes)
19 votes total Vote Now