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.Read More