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What $875,000 buys around Boston now

Discover what the sum commands in the North End, Charlestown, the Seaport District, 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 $875,000 in different Boston neighborhoods.

Seaport District

An open kitchen with an island and stools in front of it. Listed by: Patrick Cutter
A modern marble bathroom with a glass-door shower.

For starters, an even $875,000 buys a 513-square-foot studio in the newish EchelonSeaport, a full-service building with amenities that include an indoor half-basketball court and a pool. The HOA for Unit 1221 at 133 Seaport Boulevard fee is $532, and the unit comes with one garage parking spot.


A cozy living room with furniture arranged around a fireplace.
More of the living room, with two chairs and a stairwell leading upward.
A narrow kitchen with a closeup of the stove and the fridge. Listed by: Coldwell Banker
A bedroom with a bed.

Unit 3 at 14 Sullivan Street is a duplex penthouse with a direct-access garage parking space. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom runs to 1,085 square feet, and includes central air as well as a small deck. The tag is $875,000, and the HOA is $233.


An open kitchen with a counter separating it from the living room area.
A small, square living room with furniture and a single brick wall.
A modern bathroom ending in a glass-enclosed shower. Listed by: PSR Real Estate
A living groom with a couch facing a closet with sliding doors.

Now to just below $875K. Unit 302 at 121 Portland Street, a full-service building dating from 2017, is asking $874,999. It’s 942 square feet, and includes one bedroom and one and a half bathrooms. There’s central air, and the HOA is $589.

North End

The North End is one of the best neighborhoods in Boston for finding a loft, and Unit 9 at 57 Fulton Street showcases that. The 1,154-square-footer is a capacious affair, with high wood-beamed ceilings and plenty of exposed brick in a building dating from 1850. It’s asking $864,000, and the HOA is $530.

South Boston

Unit 5 at 5 Mohawk Street, a five-unit development in Southie’s Andrew Square area, includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms in its 1,139 square feet. It has central air and a washer-dryer, and it comes with one garage parking space. The asking is $859,900, and the HOA is $257.


Which Boston spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Unit 1221 at 133 Seaport in the Seaport
    (3 votes)
  • 9%
    Unit 3 at 14 Sullivan in Charlestown
    (6 votes)
  • 3%
    Unit 302 at 121 Portland in Downtown
    (2 votes)
  • 49%
    Unit 9 at 57 Fulton in the North End
    (31 votes)
  • 33%
    Unit 5 at 5 Mohawk in Southie
    (21 votes)
63 votes total Vote Now