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What $950,000 buys around Boston now

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Discover what the sum commands in West Roxbury, South Boston, the North End, and other neighborhoods

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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 $950,000 in different Boston neighborhoods.

Fort Point

Loft time! Unit 511 at 319 A Street is an 820-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom in a building with a roof deck and bike storage. There are washer-dryer hookups too. The HOA is $980.09.

Downtown Boston

Now to the W Boston at 110 Stuart Street, where Unit 19A is asking $950,000 for its one bedroom and one bathroom over 876 square feet. An owner would have access to concierge services and a fitness center, among other amenities; and there’s central air as well as a washer-dryer. The HOA is $661.41.

South End

A garage parking spot comes with Unit 101 at 2 Clarendon Street. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom with central air and a washer-dryer runs to 796 square feet. The HOA is $818.

North End

Now we’re into just a shade under $950,000 with Unit 601 at 142 Commercial Street. It’s a 1,120-square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom with central air and access to a shared roof deck. The asking is $949,900, and the HOA is $648.

West Roxbury

The exterior of a three-story, rectangular house with brick covering the first level.
An entry foyer with a wood-bannister staircase and a large opening to a living room with furniture.
A spacious living room with a couch against the wall facing a large brick fireplace. Photos via Shea Realty Group
A kitchen with an L-shaped counter.

We end in one of Boston’s farthest-flung neighborhoods, where $949,900 buys an entire house—in this case, a 1,920-square-foot Tudor at 66 Crest Street with four bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. There’s a walkup attic and a yard too.


Which $950,000 Boston home would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Unit 511 at 319 A in Fort Point
    (8 votes)
  • 5%
    Unit 19A at 110 Stuart in downtown
    (3 votes)
  • 28%
    Unit 101 at 2 Clarendon in the South End
    (15 votes)
  • 15%
    Unit 601 at 142 Commercial in the North End
    (8 votes)
  • 35%
    66 Crest in West Roxbury
    (19 votes)
53 votes total Vote Now