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What $475,000 buys around Boston now

Discover what the sum commands in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Charlestown, 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 $475,000 in different Boston neighborhoods.


A long, narrow deck with a table and one chair and leading to a closed door.
A bedroom with a bed facing a TV on a dresser.
A living room opening into a dining room area. There’s a TV mounted on the wall, and both areas are small. Listed by: Coldwell Banker
An open kitchen with a table and two stools.

Unit 3 at 8 Allston Street is a 478-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom with plenty of exposed brick, a private deck, and shared laundry in the building. It’s asking $475,000 even, with a $230 HOA fee.

South Boston

A small living room with a couch and a coffee table facing a mounted TV.
A roof deck with furniture, including an opened umbrella.
A narrow kitchen with a long counter. Listed by: Home Town Brokerage
A bedroom with a bed next to a nightstand next to a dresser.

Exclusive roof rights come with Unit 3 at 681 East Eighth Street, a 449-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom in Southie’s City Point area. There is also central air and washer-dryer hookups. The asking is $469,999, and the HOA is $70.


Central air is included in Unit 3 at 1104 Adams Street, a 615-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom in Dot’s Lower Mills area. The tag also covers a deeded driveway parking space. That tag? It’s $469,000, with a HOA of $180.

Jamaica Plain

A long open living room and dining room with furniture.
A closeup on that living room, with a sectional couch and large windows.
A small kitchen with an L-shaped counter. Listed by: William Raveis R.E.
A bedroom with a bed and other furniture.

Unit 107 at 111 Perkins Street is a 1,130-square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom in a building with an in-ground pool and 24-7 door service. The $469,000 price and the $1,385 HOA fee cover a garage parking space too.


An open living room and kitchen with a peaked ceiling.
A long kitchen with counters on both sides.
An open kitchen area with an island and stools in front of the island. Listed by: Re/Max Destiny
A bathroom with a basin sink next to a toilet next to a glass-door shower.

A garage parking spot also comes with Unit 3 at 51 Bricknell Street in Dot’s Franklin Field North area. The 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom has central air and washer-dryer hookups. The asking is $465,000, and the HOA is $190.


Which $475,000 Boston spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Unit 3 at 8 Allston in Charlestown
    (9 votes)
  • 18%
    Unit 3 at 681 East Eighth in Southie
    (9 votes)
  • 6%
    Unit 3 at 1104 Adams in Dot
    (3 votes)
  • 12%
    Unit 107 at 111 Perkins in JP
    (6 votes)
  • 46%
    Unit 3 at 51 Bricknell in Dot
    (23 votes)
50 votes total Vote Now