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What $925,000 buys around Boston now

Find out what the sum commands in neighborhoods such as South Boston, the South End, East Boston, and elsewhere

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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 $925,000 in different Boston neighborhoods.

South End

The corner of a small living room, with two chairs facing a TV.
A larger room next to the living room with a couch, and both rooms have larger windows.
A kitchen with a U-shaped counter. Listed by: Coldwell Banker
A bathroom with a long vanity ending in a shower with the curtain pulled back.

We start with Unit 4 at 583 Massachusetts Avenue, a brownstone walkup dating from 1820. The condo runs to 912 square feet, and includes three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms as well as a washer-dryer. It’s asking $925,000 even, and the HOA fee is $303.

South Boston

A spacious and modern living room and kitchen area with a large kitchen island. Listed by: Coldwell Banker

Unit 4J at 20 West Fifth Street is part of a new 54-unit development with amenities such as a fitness center and a cafe for residents. The 1,160-square-foot condo includes one bedroom and two full bathrooms as well as central air. The $925,000 tag and the $561.81 HOA fee cover a garage parking spot too.

South End

An open kitchen-dining room area with a triangular-shaped large window.
Another angle on that kitchen-dining room area, looking down a hall.
A bedroom with a bed next to a triangular-shaped large window. Listed by: Compass
A bathroom with a double-sink vanity and a shower with no curtain.

We’re back in the South End, toward the busy corner development-wise where I-90 meets I-93. Unit 3F at 140 Shawmut Avenue is asking $925,000 for its 825 square feet and one bedroom as well as one bathroom. The condo includes central air and a washer-dryer, and access to building amenities such as a fitness center and concierge services. Fun fact too: 140 Shawmut is the conversion of an old church (hence the windows). The HOA fee is $545.

East Boston

Unit 415 at 65 Lewis Street is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom running to 1,075 square feet and including a private terrace. It’s part of a new development that opened on Eastie’s busy waterfront in 2019, one that includes amenities such as a fitness center and concierge services. The $925,000 tag and the $875 HOA fee cover a garage parking spot.

Fort Point

A cavernous open loft with high beamed ceilings and a sectional couch in the distance. Listed by: The Greene Realty Group

We end with a loft ripe for renovation in one of the best neighborhoods in Boston for finding the cavernous property type. Unit 409 at 33 Sleeper Street runs to 1,140 square feet, and includes one bedroom and one bathroom. The asking is $925,000, and the HOA fee is $674.

Poll

Which $925,000 Boston spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Unit 4 at 583 Mass. Ave. in the South End
    (8 votes)
  • 9%
    Unit 4J at 20 West Fifth in Southie
    (5 votes)
  • 30%
    Unit 3F at 140 Shawmut in the South End
    (16 votes)
  • 30%
    Unit 415 at 65 Lewis in Eastie
    (16 votes)
  • 15%
    Unit 409 at 33 Sleeper in Fort Point
    (8 votes)
53 votes total Vote Now