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What $725,000 buys around Boston now

Discover what the sum commands in Brighton, Back Bay, the South End, Dorchester, 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 $725,000 in different Boston neighborhoods.


We start with Unit 310 at 50 Hichborn Street, part of a new 46-unit condo complex called Stadia50. The 666-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom includes central air and a washer-dryer, and the tag covers a garage parking space. The HOA is $329.37.


A modern kitchen with a long counter and an island with a sink in it.
A bedroom with a bed and two windows.
A bathroom with a vanity next to a toilet next to a shower without a curtain. Listed by: Coldwell Banker
A wide view of a modern open kitchen with a large fridge and an island.

Unit U2 at 54 Pleasant Street is also part of a recent development—in this case the 17-unit LIV Pleasant, completed in 2019. The 1,186-square-foot condo with central AC and washer-dryer hookups includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The HOA is $355.25.

Back Bay

Now to Unit 7 at 195 Beacon Street, which is part of a 10-unit building dating from 1905. The 559-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom is asking $724,900, with a HOA fee of $284.38.

South End

A spacious open living room next to an open kitchen, with furniture and a stairwell leading out of it all.
The other end of the living room with a dining room area with a table and chairs.
A bedroom with a bed and a window. Listed by: Compass
A narrow roof deck with a table and chairs.

Unit 5 at 764 Tremont Street includes its own roof deck. The 814-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom asking $719,900 includes a washer-dryer. The HOA is $139.

East Boston

A capacious lobby rendering. Listed by: Tom Dumont/Advisors Living

We end with more new construction: This time Unit 219 at 99 Sumner Street, part of the 107-unit the Mark at DeNormandie Wharf. The 717-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom with central air is asking $719,900. The HOA is $521.51. (There are no available interior shots right now.)


Which $725,000 Boston spread would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Unit 310 at 50 Hichborn in Brighton
    (1 vote)
  • 29%
    Unit U2 at 54 Pleasant in Dorchester
    (11 votes)
  • 5%
    Unit 7 at 195 Beacon in Back Bay
    (2 votes)
  • 51%
    Unit 5 at 764 Tremont in the South End
    (19 votes)
  • 10%
    Unit 219 at 99 Sumner in East Boston
    (4 votes)
37 votes total Vote Now