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What $700,000 buys around Boston now

Find out what the sum commands in South Boston, East Boston, the South End, downtown, 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 $700,000 in different Boston neighborhoods.

South End

A snug living room with a couch and chairs arranged around a TV.
A small modern kitchen with an L-shaped counter.
A bedroom with a bed next to a nightstand next to a window. Listed by: Wendy Wang/Downtown Boston Real Estate LLC
An empty narrow terrace with a glass railing.

The 574-square-foot Unit 212 at 40 Traveler Street includes one bedroom and one bathroom as well as central air and a washer-dryer. The condo is part of the two-year-old Siena at the Ink Block, and comes with access to amenities such as a fitness center. The HOA fee is $456.61.

South Boston

Unit 1 at 145 N Street is a duplex with 1,023 square feet and two bedrooms as well as one and a half bathrooms. Recently renovated, it includes central AC and a washer-dryer. The asking is $699,999, and the HOA is $175.


The sum $699,900 buys you a one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom condo at the Ritz Carlton Residences. Unit 307 at 3 Avery Street includes central air and access to amenities such as cleaning and concierge services. The HOA is $1,719.


A capacious open living room-kitchen with a loft with a balcony overlooking it.
That loft, with peaked ceilings, a long couch, and skylights.
A bedroom with a bed and a peaked ceiling. Listed by: In Realty
An open kitchen with an island, a double-door fridge, and an arched ceiling with a skylight.

The top-floor Unit 3 at 72 Tuttle Street includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms amid its 1,330 square feet. The condo with 15-foot ceilings, central air, and a washer-dryer is asking $699,900. The HOA is $225.

East Boston

We end with the renovated Unit 182 at 182 Lexington Street, a 1,243-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom with central air and washer-dryer hookups. The bilevel—which is asking $699,900 and is part of a two-unit property—comes with 358 square feet of storage space too. The HOA is unavailable.


Which $700,000 Boston spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Unit 212 at 40 Traveler in the South End
    (4 votes)
  • 31%
    Unit 1 at 145 N in South Boston
    (20 votes)
  • 4%
    Unit 307 at 3 Avery in downtown
    (3 votes)
  • 28%
    Unit 3 at 72 Tuttle in Dorchester
    (18 votes)
  • 29%
    Unit 182 at 182 Lexington in East Boston
    (19 votes)
64 votes total Vote Now