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What $525,000 buys around Boston now

Find out what the sum commands in Dorchester, East Boston, Roxbury, 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 $525,000 in different Boston neighborhoods.

Fenway

An oval-shaped living room with lots of furniture.
Another shot of that living room leading toward the kitchen. The living room is small.
A small kitchen with an L-shaped counter. Listed by: Linnane Real Estate
A bedroom with a bed facing a closet with lots of shelving.

Unit 14 at 65 Burbank Street is 459 square feet, and includes one bedroom and one bathroom. It’s asking $525,000 even with a HOA fee of $332. There’s laundry in the building.

Roxbury

A modern kitchen with a U-shaped counter.
A spacious living room with a sectional couch and a bay window.
A bedroom with a bed and a dresser with a mirror. Listed by: MappItOut Realty LLC
A bathroom with a toilet and a sink but no shower or tub.

Another selection coming in at $525,000 even, Unit 3 at 38 Woodville Street runs to 1,361 square feet and includes three bedrooms. There are one and a half bathrooms as well as washer-dryer hookups. The HOA is $200.

East Boston

An open living room-kitchen with furniture.
A kitchen with a counter and a fridge facing a table and chairs.
A small fenced-in patio with a closed cellar door. Listed by: Javier Palacios
A close-up on the small living room, with a sectional couch and a rug.

Now we dip slightly below $525,000. Unit 1 at 123-A Falcon Street in the northern reaches of Eastie’s Eagle Hill is asking $524,999. The duplex townhouse in a six-unit development is 1,294 square feet, and comes with two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. There’s one deeded parking space.

East Boston

Unit 3 at 217 Paris Street is in Eagle Hill’s southern reaches toward Logan Airport. It’s a 740-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom with central air and an electric clothes dryer (there’s a washer hookup too). The $519,955 tag and the $208.12 HOA fee cover a garage parking space too.

Dorchester

The exterior of a three-story house with porches off each floor.
A modern, open kitchen with a counter and a small table with chairs.
A spacious living room with a couch and a coffee table. Listed by: Coldwell Banker
A bedroom with a bed and a chair next to it.

We end in Dot’s Ashmont area in a converted triple-decker. Unit 3 at 27 Armandine Street runs to 1,051 square feet, and includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There’s central air and driveway parking. The price is $519,000, and the HOA fee is $200.

Poll

Which $525,000 Boston spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Unit 14 at 65 Burbank in Fenway
    (2 votes)
  • 26%
    Unit 3 at 38 Woodville in Roxbury
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    Unit 1 at 123-A Falcon in Eastie
    (0 votes)
  • 14%
    Unit 3 at 217 Paris in Eastie
    (5 votes)
  • 52%
    Unit 3 at 27 Armandine in Dot
    (18 votes)
34 votes total Vote Now