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Mapped: Boston condos under 550 square feet and currently for sale

Small does not necessarily mean cheaper

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Once upon a time, micro-housing was going to rescue the Boston housing market from its often absurdly high prices and gnawing scarcity. That did not happen, but that does not mean that micro-housing is not a feature of the city's real estate market.

It is—in the sense that there are plenty of smaller homes available. This map charts currently available Boston condos of no more than 550 square feet (h/t real estate listings site Estately for the data and the photos).

Beware: Smaller does not equal cheaper.

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1. 673 Tremont Street, #7

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673 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118

This 320-square-foot studio is asking $298,000. The kitchen and the bathroom were renovated recently.

2. 17 Grove Street, #1

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17 Grove St
Boston, MA 02114

The 458-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA has a private street entrance (maisonette?) and a price tag of $349,000.

3. The InterContinental, #14S

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500 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210

This 421-square-foot studio in the condo portion of the InterContinental wants $549,000. That makes it one of the pricier spots on this map: $1,304 a square foot.

4. 252 Commonwealth Avenue, #4

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252 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

A 475-square-foot studio, it's also asking more than $1,000 a square foot. The total is $449,900. The bathroom was renovated recently.

5. 17 I Street, #1

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17 I St
Boston, MA 02127

A genuine 1-BR, 1-BA at 526 square feet. It's asking $409,000 and comes with a private deck and deeded storage in the building's basement.

6. 30-34 East Concord Street, #9

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30-34 E Concord St
Boston, MA 02118

The 530-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA wants $499,900 and includes new appliances in the kitchen.

7. 473 Beacon Street, #5

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473 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02115

This 535-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA is asking $1,018 a square foot and $545,000 total.

8. 324 Athens Street, #2

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324 Athens St
Boston, MA 02127

This 1-BR, 1-BA pushes the size envelop for our purposes: It's 550 square feet. The spread is part of a six-unit conversion and is asking $449,000.

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1. 673 Tremont Street, #7

673 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118

This 320-square-foot studio is asking $298,000. The kitchen and the bathroom were renovated recently.

673 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118

2. 17 Grove Street, #1

17 Grove St, Boston, MA 02114

The 458-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA has a private street entrance (maisonette?) and a price tag of $349,000.

17 Grove St
Boston, MA 02114

3. The InterContinental, #14S

500 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210

This 421-square-foot studio in the condo portion of the InterContinental wants $549,000. That makes it one of the pricier spots on this map: $1,304 a square foot.

500 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210

4. 252 Commonwealth Avenue, #4

252 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

A 475-square-foot studio, it's also asking more than $1,000 a square foot. The total is $449,900. The bathroom was renovated recently.

252 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

5. 17 I Street, #1

17 I St, Boston, MA 02127

A genuine 1-BR, 1-BA at 526 square feet. It's asking $409,000 and comes with a private deck and deeded storage in the building's basement.

17 I St
Boston, MA 02127

6. 30-34 East Concord Street, #9

30-34 E Concord St, Boston, MA 02118

The 530-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA wants $499,900 and includes new appliances in the kitchen.

30-34 E Concord St
Boston, MA 02118

7. 473 Beacon Street, #5

473 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02115

This 535-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA is asking $1,018 a square foot and $545,000 total.

473 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02115

8. 324 Athens Street, #2

324 Athens St, Boston, MA 02127

This 1-BR, 1-BA pushes the size envelop for our purposes: It's 550 square feet. The spread is part of a six-unit conversion and is asking $449,000.

324 Athens St
Boston, MA 02127