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What $650,000 buys in Somerville now

Discover what the sum commands in Ten Hills, Winter Hill, East Somerville, 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 $650,000 in different parts of Somerville.

East Somerville

We start in East Somerville near the future Washington Street stop along an expanded Green Line. Unit 104 at 163 Glen Street is a 1,250-square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom that’s part of an 11-unit new development. The condo will include central air, in-unit laundry, and a private patio. The asking is $649,900, and the HOA is $225.

Ward Two

Unit 2B at 386 Washington Street, right near Somerville’s border with Cambridge, runs to 800 square feet and includes two bedrooms as well as one bathroom. It’s got central air too. It’s the product of a 2005 conversion. The asking is $649,000, and the HOA is $310.

Ten Hills/Winter Hill

Up near I-93 is Unit 3 at 38 Derby Street, a 1,176-square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom with central air and two porches. Part of a classic triple-decker, the condo is asking $649,000 with an HOA of $215.

Ten Hills/Winter Hill

Also in the borderlands between Ten Hills and Winter Hill around I-93 is the house at 100 Jacques Street. The 1,413-square-footer has three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. There’s enough parking for three cars.

Winter Hill

We end well below $650,000—there’s just not that much at that price point in Somerville right now—with Unit 1 at 20 Highland Avenue. The 1,284-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom is asking $634,999 (the HOA is unavailable). It comes with enough parking for three and central air.


Which $650,000 Somerville spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Unit 104 at 163 Glen in East Somerville
    (4 votes)
  • 38%
    Unit 2B at 386 Washington in Ward Two
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Unit 3 at 38 Derby in Ten Hills/Winter Hill
    (0 votes)
  • 19%
    100 Jacques in Ten Hills/Winter Hill
    (4 votes)
  • 23%
    Unit 1 at 20 Highland in Winter Hill
    (5 votes)
21 votes total Vote Now