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What $775,000 buys in Boston now

Discover how far the sum goes in South Boston, Dorchester, Fenway, 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’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Next up is $775,000 in several Boston neighborhoods.

South Boston

A gravel patio with chairs.
A long, empty downstairs room beside some stairs.
Close-up of a modern kitchen with the faucet in foreground. Listed by: MT Fox Real Estate
The empty entry area of a condo, with a stairwell off to the side leading down.

The two-level, 1,672-square-foot Unit 1 at 714 East Fifth Street includes two bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The condo—which also includes a patio and central air—is the product of a 2019 conversion. The asking is $774,900, and the HOA is $205.

Downtown

Unit 401 at 3 Avery Street—part of the Ritz Carlton Residences—is 1,509 square feet, and includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The building offers a suite of amenities, too, including concierge services and preferred rates at a fitness center. There’s central air too. The asking is $770,000, and the HOA is $2,283 (that fee includes the AC).

Dorchester

A narrow, empty deck with a cityscape at nighttime in the distance.
A modern kitchen with a large granite island and a double-door fridge.
A large, empty living room-dining room in a newly done condo. Listed by: Joyce Lebedew
A bathroom with no curtain on the shower.

Unit 202 at 85 Willow Court is part of a 14-unit development that went up in 2019. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom runs to 1,217 square feet. It includes two private decks and central air. The tag is $769,000, and the HOA is $309.

Fenway-Kenmore

A living room with a couch and a table facing a stack of shelves, and there are two windows to the side.
A bedroom with a bed facing a small balcony.
A kitchen with a U-shaped counter. Listed by: Compass
A long, narrow hallways leading from a front door, and one side is brick, and that side has a hook with a book bag on it.

The 805-square-foot Unit 205W at 96 Gainsborough Street includes two bedrooms and one bathroom. There’s a deck off the main bedroom, and the condo includes central air and a washer-dryer. The asking is $769,000, and the HOA is $475.

East Boston

An open dining room-kitchen area leading to a living room with windows overlooking a harbor.
The kitchen-dining room area from the other direction, with a kitchen island featuring prominently.
A bedroom with a bed next to a window. Listed by: The Charles Realty
A bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower and a set of built-in shelves next to the shower.

We end our Curbed Comparisons in Unit 401 at 250 Meridian Street on the Eastie waterfront. The floor-through is 1,168 square feet, and includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There’s central air and in-unit laundry; and the $765,000 tag covers one garage parking spot too. The HOA is $463.

Poll

Which $775,000 Boston spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Unit 1 at 714 East Fifth in Southie
    (30 votes)
  • 10%
    Unit 401 at 3 Avery in downtown
    (9 votes)
  • 20%
    Unit 202 at 85 Willow in Dot
    (18 votes)
  • 17%
    Unit 205W at 96 Gainsborough in Fenway-Kenmore
    (15 votes)
  • 16%
    Unit 401 at 250 Meridian in Eastie
    (14 votes)
86 votes total Vote Now