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What $375,000 buys around Boston now

Find out what the sum commands in enclaves such as East Boston, Hyde Park, and Dorchester

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 $375,000 in different Boston neighborhoods.


A small laundry room with a side-by-side washer-dryer under a counter.
An empty bedroom with two windows.
A spacious kitchen with one run of counters and cabinetry perpendicular to a fridge. Listed by: Century 21 Advance
A small bathroom with the curtain pulled back on the shower.

The 997-square-foot three-bedroom, one-bathroom Unit 1 at 20 Ripley Road also has central air and a washer-dryer. There’s also access to a back deck. The asking is $369,900, with an HOA of $171.


Unit 12A at 26 Commonwealth Terrace runs to 470 square feet, and includes one bedroom and one bathroom. The building has shared laundry; and there’s an in-ground swimming pool. The asking is $375,000 even, and the HOA is $363.

East Boston

A contemporary living room with two chairs facing a couch on a rug.
A bedroom with a well-made bed next to a double-door closet.
A dining room with a table and three chairs. Listed by: Raquel Castro

The paint, stove, and dishwasher are new in Unit 1 at 152 Leyden Street. The 775-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom near the Orient Heights Blue Line stop is asking $374,900. The HOA is $150.

East Boston

A long kitchen with counters and cabinetry (and appliances) on either side of a passageway.
An empty bedroom with a set of windows and a set of closed glass doors.
Another empty room with the glass doors opening into it. Listed by: Coldwell Banker
A bathroom with no curtain on the shower.

Staying in Eastie, this time on the waterfront, we find Unit 42 at 113 Sumner Street. It’s a 785-square-foot two-bedroom, one bathroom with central air and a washer-dryer. Income restrictions apply, though, as they often do with Boston condos this affordable. For instance, buyers must have under $100,000 in liquid assets, and it cannot be a one-owner household.

Hyde Park

Unit A at 19A Business Terrace is a 1,458-square-foot condo with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms; and is an excellent example of the sort of space buyers can get farther from Boston’s core (Hyde Park is the city’s southernmost neighborhood). The duplex is asking $369,900, with an HOA of $400.


Which $375,000 Boston spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    Unit 1 at 20 Ripley in Dorchester
    (9 votes)
  • 17%
    Unit 12A at 26 Commonwealth in Brighton
    (5 votes)
  • 7%
    Unit 1 at 152 Leyden in East Boston
    (2 votes)
  • 14%
    Unit 42 at 113 Sumner in East Boston
    (4 votes)
  • 28%
    Unit A at 19A Business in Hyde Park
    (8 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now