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What $900,000 buys in Somerville now

Uncover what the sum commands in enclaves such as Prospect Hill, West Somerville, and Spring Hill

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 different neighborhoods in Somerville.

West Somerville

An open kitchen-dining room-living room area with a kitchen island and then there’s furniture.
That kitchen closer up, with the island in the foreground.
An airy bedroom with a bed and floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to a balcony. Listed by: Coldwell Banker
A bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower.

Unit 403 at 1188 Broadway near Tufts University and the Davis Square area includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two garage parking spots. The top-floor condo with central air also has two balconies. It’s asking $899,900, with an HOA fee of $363.

Spring Hill

An entryway of a house, with stairs on one side and a passage to an open living room on the other.
An open living room-dining room with lots of natural light.
A kitchen with a run of counter space and appliances next to a table with chairs, and there’s a ceiling fan. Listed by: Coldwell Banker
A bedroom with a bed, and the door is closed.

At 22 Tower Street, $899,900 buys an entire Victorian with four bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. There’s a four-car driveway and a garage too.

Powder House Square

An open living room-dining room-kitchen area with furniture.
A close-up of the kitchen, with its island, modern appliances, and contemporary cabinetry.
A bedroom with a bed, a long window, and a nightstand. Listed by: Compass
The lower open level of a modern condo, with a staircase in the background.

Unit A at 17 Murdock Street is part of a one-year-old development. The duplex has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms within its 1,556 square feet. The condo comes with central air, and the $898,000 tag covers one garage parking spot. The HOA is $320.

Winter Hill

A modern kitchen as viewed over the granite countertop.
Now the view of an empty living room over that same countertop.
An empty bedroom with two sets of windows facing each other at a corner. Listed by: Jay Najarian
Another empty room with sets of windows facing each other at a corner.

The 1,500-square-foot Unit 3 at 35 Moreland Street is part of a one-year-old, three-unit development. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom includes central air. The asking is $879,000, with the HOA unavailable.

Prospect Hill

Unit 2 at 20 Highland Avenue is one half of a two-family home. The 1,810-square-foot duplex includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The condo includes central air and access to a shared patio. There are also three assigned parking spots. The price is $874,999, and the HOA is unavailable.


Which $900,000 Somerville spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Unit 403 at 1188 Broadway in West Somerville
    (2 votes)
  • 46%
    22 Tower in Spring Hill
    (7 votes)
  • 33%
    Unit A at 17 Murdock in Powder House Square
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Unit 3 at 35 Moreland in Winter Hill
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    Unit 2 at 20 Highland in Prospect Hill
    (1 vote)
15 votes total Vote Now