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Back Bay open house tour: 6 options for under $780,000

These are not big places, but the location is sublime

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Prices in Back Bay can range far and (very) wide, but we narrowed our search to the $499,000-to-$780,000 mark.

Size is not your friend in this price range. Still, these homes include intangibles such as Commonwealth Avenue Mall views and proximity to some of the best shopping and dining in Boston.

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1. 362 Commonwealth Avenue, #6F

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362 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Open house: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $699,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 701

The pitch: “This southeast facing unit on Commonwealth Ave has new bay windows and plenty of windows in the kitchen as well.”

2. 329 Beacon Street, #2

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329 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Friday, 5-6 p.m.; Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $779,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 690

The pitch: “This updated Parlor-level condo has been updated with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and marble tiled bath with jetted tub.”

3. 207 Commonwealth Avenue, #1

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207 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 2-4 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $589,900

Size: Studio

Square footage: 463

The pitch: “This front facing Parlor Studio unit features many period detail such as high ceilings, crystal chandelier, built-in bookcases, and an ornate fireplace.”

4. 255 Beacon Street, #3

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255 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Price: $719,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 724

The pitch: “Live in an oversized one bedroom in a highly sought after New York style building featuring a gracious entry foyer, sunny eat-in kitchen, fireplaced living/dining area with three windows and custom built-ins.”

5. 271 Dartmouth Street, #3H

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271 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $649,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 560

The pitch: “Overlooking Dartmouth Street with west facing exposure, this unit has a renovated kitchen with rich walnut finish cabinetry, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and exposed brick backsplash.”

6. 271 Dartmouth Street, #1C

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271 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Price: $499,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 503

The pitch: “Located in the restored historic Hotel Victoria in the heart of Copley Square, bright living area has ceilings over 11 feet high, oversized windows, original molding.”

1. 362 Commonwealth Avenue, #6F

362 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Open house: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $699,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 701

The pitch: “This southeast facing unit on Commonwealth Ave has new bay windows and plenty of windows in the kitchen as well.”

362 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

2. 329 Beacon Street, #2

329 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Friday, 5-6 p.m.; Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $779,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 690

The pitch: “This updated Parlor-level condo has been updated with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and marble tiled bath with jetted tub.”

329 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

3. 207 Commonwealth Avenue, #1

207 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 2-4 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $589,900

Size: Studio

Square footage: 463

The pitch: “This front facing Parlor Studio unit features many period detail such as high ceilings, crystal chandelier, built-in bookcases, and an ornate fireplace.”

207 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

4. 255 Beacon Street, #3

255 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Price: $719,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 724

The pitch: “Live in an oversized one bedroom in a highly sought after New York style building featuring a gracious entry foyer, sunny eat-in kitchen, fireplaced living/dining area with three windows and custom built-ins.”

255 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

5. 271 Dartmouth Street, #3H

271 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $649,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 560

The pitch: “Overlooking Dartmouth Street with west facing exposure, this unit has a renovated kitchen with rich walnut finish cabinetry, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and exposed brick backsplash.”

271 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

6. 271 Dartmouth Street, #1C

271 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Price: $499,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 503

The pitch: “Located in the restored historic Hotel Victoria in the heart of Copley Square, bright living area has ceilings over 11 feet high, oversized windows, original molding.”

271 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116