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What $600,000 buys around Boston now

It looks like the sum commands at least two bedrooms in nice spreads in neighborhoods such as Allston, Dorchester, and Mission Hill

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 $600,000 in different Boston neighborhoods.

West End

A furnished balcony with windows.
A bedroom with a bed and two dressers.
A long, open living room-dining room with furniture. Listed by: Sue Passacantilli
A kitchen with two parallel counters.

The 93-square-foot balcony with windows is essentially another room within Unit 6R at 6 Whittier Place, an 895-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom with central air asking $600,000 even. The HOA is $725.

East Boston

Unit 1 at at 331 Chelsea Street is part of an under-construction four-unit property due to be move-in ready this spring. The 1,015-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom with central air and in-unit laundry is asking $599,900. The HOA is $242.81.

Mission Hill

An open, airy living room with furniture and a single column in the middle of the room.
Another angle on that living room, this one toward the dining area and the kitchen.
A bedroom with a bed, two chairs, high ceilings, and a column. Listed by: Keith Brokerage
A bathroom with a vanity and a shower with no curtain.

A garage parking spot as well as central air and in-unit laundry comes with Unit 405 at 166 Terrace Street. The 1,424-square-footer with two bedrooms and two bathrooms is asking $599,900. The HOA is $849.


An empty and large living room with lots of light and there’s a fireplace in the corner.
An empty dining room leading into a kitchen in the corner.
An empty bedroom with one window and a double-door closet. Listed by: Keating Brokerage
A bathroom with no curtain on the shower.

A deeded off-street parking spot comes with Unit 2 at 17 Roseclair Street, which is also asking $599,900. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom runs to 1,249 square feet, and includes central air. The HOA is $292.


An open living room with a view over the couch of the dining room area.
That open dining room area with a table and chairs.
A bedroom with a bed, a dresser, a nightstand, and a chair facing the bed. Listed by: Kevin Cleary/Re/Max
A bathroom with a long counter with two sinks and a cubbyhole for the toilet.

We end in one of the Boston area’s busier neighborhoods in terms of new development. Unit 1 at 90 Easton Street is a recently renovated two-bedroom, two-bathroom unfolding over 1,039 square feet and asking $599,900 with a HOA of $200. A deeded tandem parking spot is included, and the condo’s deed says it has to be owner-occupied.


Which $600,000 Boston spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Unit 6R at 6 Whittier in the West End
    (3 votes)
  • 45%
    Unit 1 at 331 Chelsea in Eastie
    (17 votes)
  • 5%
    Unit 405 at 166 Terrace in Mission Hill
    (2 votes)
  • 24%
    Unit 2 at 17 Roseclair in Dot
    (9 votes)
  • 16%
    Unit 1 at 90 Easton in Allston
    (6 votes)
37 votes total Vote Now