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East Boston open house tour: 8 options for under $550,000

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With (relatively) low prices and close proximity to downtown Boston via myriad transport methods, East Boston is one of the more desirable neighborhoods in the region.

Check out our weekend open house tour of options under $550,000, including units in converted churches and factories.

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1. 607 Bennington Street, #1

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607 Bennington St
Boston, MA 02128

Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Price: $399,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 687

The pitch: “This well-maintained unit features spacious floor plan with hardwood floors, high ceilings, crown moldings, and an abundant amount of light.”

2. 336 Saratoga Street, #7

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336 Saratoga St
Boston, MA 02128

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

Price: $525,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,435

The pitch: “Located in a converted church, this home has a massive living room that has 15 ft ceilings and a second floor with two bedrooms.”

3. 321-325 Meridian Street, #7

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325 Meridian St
Boston, MA 02128

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

Price: $319,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 512

The pitch: “This airy top corner unit has vaulted ceilings and a deck.”

4. 321-325 Meridian Street, #8

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325 Meridian St
Boston, MA 02128

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

Price: $310,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 452

The pitch: “This bright and airy unit has high ceilings, large windows, and a rear deck.”

5. 90 Morris Street, #2

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90 Morris St
Boston, MA 02128

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

Price: $499,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 733

The pitch: “This luxury unit has an open concept living room and kitchen, master suite, and plenty of tech upgrades.”

6. 36 Morris Street, #2

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36 Morris St
Boston, MA 02128

Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Price: $339,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 599

The pitch: “This unit features recessed LED lighting, central HVAC, hardwood floors and an updated modern kitchen.”

7. 156 Porter Street, #356

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156 Porter St
Boston, MA 02128

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

Price: $545,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 853

The pitch: “This classic open style duplex has 15 foot ceilings, a sleeping loft w/ additional area for an office, hardwood floors, galley style kitchen located in an industrial factory conversion.”

8. 368 Sumner Street,#7

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368 Sumner St
Boston, MA 02128

Open house: Sunday, 12-3 p.m.

Price: $459,900

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 680

The pitch: “Located in Jeffries Point, this unit is steps from the park and has ample original charm.”

1. 607 Bennington Street, #1

607 Bennington St, Boston, MA 02128

Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Price: $399,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 687

The pitch: “This well-maintained unit features spacious floor plan with hardwood floors, high ceilings, crown moldings, and an abundant amount of light.”

607 Bennington St
Boston, MA 02128

2. 336 Saratoga Street, #7

336 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128

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

Price: $525,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,435

The pitch: “Located in a converted church, this home has a massive living room that has 15 ft ceilings and a second floor with two bedrooms.”

336 Saratoga St
Boston, MA 02128

3. 321-325 Meridian Street, #7

325 Meridian St, Boston, MA 02128

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

Price: $319,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 512

The pitch: “This airy top corner unit has vaulted ceilings and a deck.”

325 Meridian St
Boston, MA 02128

4. 321-325 Meridian Street, #8

325 Meridian St, Boston, MA 02128

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

Price: $310,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 452

The pitch: “This bright and airy unit has high ceilings, large windows, and a rear deck.”

325 Meridian St
Boston, MA 02128

5. 90 Morris Street, #2

90 Morris St, Boston, MA 02128

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

Price: $499,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 733

The pitch: “This luxury unit has an open concept living room and kitchen, master suite, and plenty of tech upgrades.”

90 Morris St
Boston, MA 02128

6. 36 Morris Street, #2

36 Morris St, Boston, MA 02128

Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Price: $339,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 599

The pitch: “This unit features recessed LED lighting, central HVAC, hardwood floors and an updated modern kitchen.”

36 Morris St
Boston, MA 02128

7. 156 Porter Street, #356

156 Porter St, Boston, MA 02128

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

Price: $545,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 853

The pitch: “This classic open style duplex has 15 foot ceilings, a sleeping loft w/ additional area for an office, hardwood floors, galley style kitchen located in an industrial factory conversion.”

156 Porter St
Boston, MA 02128

8. 368 Sumner Street,#7

368 Sumner St, Boston, MA 02128

Open house: Sunday, 12-3 p.m.

Price: $459,900

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 680

The pitch: “Located in Jeffries Point, this unit is steps from the park and has ample original charm.”

368 Sumner St
Boston, MA 02128