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 $400,000 in different Boston neighborhoods.
The 600-square-foot Unit 1204 at 566 Commonwealth Avenue includes a balcony with views of Fenway Park. The studio is also in an elevator building with concierge services and a pool. There’s central air too. The condo is asking $400,000 even, with an HOA of $789.
As might be expected, $400K buys more space farther out from Boston’s core, including in the city’s southernmost neighborhood. Unit 2 at 11 Walter Street runs to 1,112 square feet, and includes three bedrooms and one bathroom. Its $399,900 tag—with a $150 HOA—includes parking.
Unit 404 at 166 Terrace Street is the last one-bedroom loft available in a nine-year-old development. The condo has one bathroom and central air; and the $399,900 tag and $474 HOA fee covers one garage parking spot too.
The owner of Unit 1 at 1486 Commonwealth Avenue would have access to a swimming pool and a deeded parking space. There’s laundry in the building too. The 675-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom wants $399,000, with an HOA of $530.
Which $400,000 Boston spread would you buy?
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Unit 1204 at 566 Comm. Ave. in Kenmore
Unit 2 at 11 Walter in Hyde Park
Unit 404 at 166 Terrace in Mission Hill
Unit 1 at 1486 Comm. Ave. in Brighton
Unit 2 at 1 Telegraph in Southie