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What $575,000 buys around Boston now

Discover what the sum commands in neighborhoods such as Dorchester, South Boston, and Fort Point

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 $575,000 in different Boston neighborhoods.

Fort Point

An open dining room area in a high-ceilinged and snug loft.
A long, high-ceilinged room with big windows leading to a bed.
A narrow five-story, rectangular building on a city block. Listed by: Compass
A small kitchen with a high ceiling, an island, and large windows.

Unit 210 at 319 A Street is a 462-square-foot studio with in-unit laundry, central air, and access to such building amenities as a roof deck and a bike room. The asking is $575,000, and the HOA fee is $454.

South Boston

A large empty living room next to a kitchen alcove.
That kitchen, which has a U-shaped counter and a stove where the counters meet.
An empty bedroom with a ceiling fan, and the room is off a long hallway. Listed by: Century 21
An older, sizable deck with part of it jutting out.

There are washer-dryer hookups in Unit 2 at 331 E Street, a 751-square-foot condo with three bedrooms and one bathroom. The tag is $575,000, and the HOA is $150.

North End

A large, empty living room with a kitchen at the end.
Another shot of that living room-kitchen area.
The kitchen, which has an L-shaped counter and a brand-new stove. Listed by: RMG Realty
An empty bedroom with hardwood floors and an open door.

Unit 8 at 152 Prince Street comes with access to shared laundry in the building’s basement. The 718-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom with central AC and its own roof deck is asking $575,000. The HOA is $145.

South Boston

The entry foyer of a condo, with stairs leading up from it and the front door closed.
A modern living room with two chairs, a couch, and a bay widow.
An open modern kitchen with stools in front of the main counter. Listed by: Jack Conway
A small bedroom with a bed, a nightstand, and a window.

In Southie again, where Unit 2 at 9 Douglas Street runs to 595 square feet and includes one bedroom and one bathroom. There is central air, and the condo includes washer-dryer hookups. The asking is $574,900, and the HOA is $200.


A living room-kitchen area with a couch and then stools in front of the counter, facing the kitchen.
Another angle on that kitchen, showing the U-shaped counter and the fridge.
A bedroom with a bed, a TV in the corner, and a ceiling fan. Listed by: Redfin
A bathroom with a tub in the corner.

Unit 1 at 20 Spring Garden Street is 1,036 square feet, and includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms (and is an excellent example of a starter home in Dorchester). The asking is $574,900, and the HOA is $260. The condo includes a washer-dryer, a deck, and central air.


Which $575,000 Boston spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Unit 210 at 319 A in Fort Point
    (8 votes)
  • 6%
    Unit 2 at 331 E in Southie
    (2 votes)
  • 9%
    Unit 8 at 152 Prince in the North End
    (3 votes)
  • 27%
    Unit 2 at 9 Douglas in Southie
    (9 votes)
  • 33%
    Unit 1 at 20 Spring Garden in Dot
    (11 votes)
33 votes total Vote Now