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A living room with a high ceiling, beams on that ceiling, and a large exposed brick wall. Listed by: Compass

Around Boston’s Charlestown and North End, 7 solid starter home options right now

Two of the city’s oldest neighborhoods offer a few deals for first-time buyers

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Neither Charlestown or the North End are inexpensive places to buy a home in Boston. But the neighborhoods—two of the city’s oldest and most historic—do offer relative deals to first-time homebuyers willing to hunt and crunch the numbers.

The seven options here give a good idea of what’s available in terms of starter homes. All are condos, all are in more than decent shape, and, most importantly, all are under the median condo sales price for each neighborhood. For Charlestown, that sum was $690,000, based on closed deals during the last three months of 2019. For the North End, it was $732,000.

And don’t let the sizes put you off too much. Buyers would be trading space for location.

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30 Polk Street, #207

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A 170-square-foot private deck comes with this 816-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom. The condo includes central air. The asking is $652,000, with an HOA of $382.24.

A new modern kitchen with cabinetry and an island. Listed by: Paige Johnston

57 Bartlett Street, #5

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Central air and a washer dryer come with this 785-square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom asking $639,000. The HOA is $235.

42 Eighth Street, #2316

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This 672-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom is in a high-service building that includes a heated pool and a fitness center. The $509,000 price and the $550.78 HOA also cover one garage parking spot.

A living room with furniture and a window at the end. Listed by: Coldwell Banker

152 Prince Street, #8

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This 718-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom has central air and access to a shared roof deck. The price is $575,000, with an HOA of $145.

An empty living room-dining room area with a kitchen at the back. Listed by: RMG Realty

126 Salem Street, #1

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This 397-square-foot studio includes a balcony and central air. The asking is $585,000, and the HOA fee is $229.

21 Moon Street, #12

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This 562-square-footer with one bedroom and one bathroom includes access to a shared roof deck and to a waiting list for parking in an adjacent lot. It’s asking $549,000. The HOA is $300.

An open dining area with a table and chairs. Listed by: Coldwell Banker

100 Fulton Street, #2M

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Central air and a garage parking spot come with this 664-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom asking $685,000. The HOA is $585.

A living room with a high ceiling, beams on that ceiling, and a large exposed brick wall. Listed by: Compass

30 Polk Street, #207

A new modern kitchen with cabinetry and an island. Listed by: Paige Johnston

A 170-square-foot private deck comes with this 816-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom. The condo includes central air. The asking is $652,000, with an HOA of $382.24.

A new modern kitchen with cabinetry and an island. Listed by: Paige Johnston

57 Bartlett Street, #5

Central air and a washer dryer come with this 785-square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom asking $639,000. The HOA is $235.

42 Eighth Street, #2316

A living room with furniture and a window at the end. Listed by: Coldwell Banker

This 672-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom is in a high-service building that includes a heated pool and a fitness center. The $509,000 price and the $550.78 HOA also cover one garage parking spot.

A living room with furniture and a window at the end. Listed by: Coldwell Banker

152 Prince Street, #8

An empty living room-dining room area with a kitchen at the back. Listed by: RMG Realty

This 718-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom has central air and access to a shared roof deck. The price is $575,000, with an HOA of $145.

An empty living room-dining room area with a kitchen at the back. Listed by: RMG Realty

126 Salem Street, #1

This 397-square-foot studio includes a balcony and central air. The asking is $585,000, and the HOA fee is $229.

21 Moon Street, #12

An open dining area with a table and chairs. Listed by: Coldwell Banker

This 562-square-footer with one bedroom and one bathroom includes access to a shared roof deck and to a waiting list for parking in an adjacent lot. It’s asking $549,000. The HOA is $300.

An open dining area with a table and chairs. Listed by: Coldwell Banker

100 Fulton Street, #2M

A living room with a high ceiling, beams on that ceiling, and a large exposed brick wall. Listed by: Compass

Central air and a garage parking spot come with this 664-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom asking $685,000. The HOA is $585.

A living room with a high ceiling, beams on that ceiling, and a large exposed brick wall. Listed by: Compass