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9 homes for sale along the Red Line, the T’s busiest route

Including in Cambridge, Boston, and Quincy

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For better or worse, the Red Line is the T’s busiest subway route.

With its antiquated cars—some date from the 1960s—and its antiquated signal system—it dates from the 1970s—the run from Cambridge’s Alewife to both Boston’s Mattapan, via Milton, and Braintree moves about 280,000 people every weekday.

That’s more than twice the population of Cambridge.

So how much does it cost to buy along this seemingly most essential of T routes? This map gives a pretty good idea.

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1. 10 White Street, #2

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10 White St
Cambridge, MA 02140

This 965-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom is just off the Red Line’s Porter Square stop in the Cambridge-Somerville borderlands.

It’s asking $899,000—with a $377.58 condo fee—through Gaia Realty & Advisors and includes one garaged parking space just in case.

2. 1580 Massachusetts Avenue, #5E

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Baker Alumni Center, 1580 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Square is probably one of the more expensive areas along the Red Line. But this 1,006-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom is surprisingly affordable for the vicinity.

It wants “only” $754,900 through Re/Max on the Charles, and the price includes a covered parking space.

There’s a $420 condo fee.

3. 5 Strong Place

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5 Strong Pl
Boston, MA 02114

It’s no surprise that the Red Line’s highly desirable Beacon Hill stop—officially, Charles/MGH—would include some particularly titanic listings.

This three-story, three-bedroom townhouse is one such: The 1,066-square-foot property is asking $1,575,000 through Brewster & Berkowitz.

It includes central air, a deck, a patio, and on-site parking.

4. 151 Tremont Street, #9L

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151 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02111

The 605-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom is one of the less expensive options around the Red Line’s Park Street stop.

It’s asking $699,000 through First Boston Realty International, and includes features such as four closets and a garaged parking space.

The condo fee is $423, but covers building amenities such as a gym and a 24-hour concierge.

5. 552 Dorchester Avenue, #552

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552 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02127

Once past the pricier core of Boston, buyers start to get more bang for their buck, like this one two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom condo near the busy, busy Andrew Square stop.

The 1,180-square-foot spread with a parking space, 14-foot ceilings, and in-unit laundry is asking $699,617 through Re/Max Realty Plus.

The condo fee is a relatively low $251.

6. 81 Sydney Street, #1

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81 Sydney St
Dorchester, MA 02125

Just north of the Savin Hill stop is an excellent example of the sort of deals that can be had farther out on the Red Line.

This 1,131-square-foot condo has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms plus a small back deck and extra storage in the building. (The condo is also proximate to the JFK/UMass stop.)

It is asking $444,900 through New Home Realty.

7. 191 Eliot Street

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191 Eliot St
Milton, MA 02186

We now exit Boston via the Mattapan branch of the Red Line and skirt into Milton.

What do we find? A seven-room Colonial at 191 Eliot Street with three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms.

The 1,478-square-foot house is asking $519,900 through Coldwell Banker.

8. 215 Thomas E. Burgin Parkway, #44

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215 Thomas E. Burgin Pkwy
Quincy, MA 02169

Not only is the area around the Red Line’s Quincy Center stop one of the busier in the Boston region in terms of new development, but the station itself could see some big development.

Nearby is this 1,317-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom asking $525,500 through Preferred Properties Realty.

The condo fee is $371.

9. 24 Robinson Avenue

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24 Robinson Ave
Braintree, MA 02184

We end at the farthest south terminus of the Red Line—and the T as a whole: Braintree Station in Braintree.

About a 15-minute walk away is the 1,622-square-foot dormer Gambrel at 24 Robinson Avenue.

It’s asking $649,900 through Re/Max Realty Pros.

1. 10 White Street, #2

10 White St, Cambridge, MA 02140

This 965-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom is just off the Red Line’s Porter Square stop in the Cambridge-Somerville borderlands.

It’s asking $899,000—with a $377.58 condo fee—through Gaia Realty & Advisors and includes one garaged parking space just in case.

10 White St
Cambridge, MA 02140

2. 1580 Massachusetts Avenue, #5E

Baker Alumni Center, 1580 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Square is probably one of the more expensive areas along the Red Line. But this 1,006-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom is surprisingly affordable for the vicinity.

It wants “only” $754,900 through Re/Max on the Charles, and the price includes a covered parking space.

There’s a $420 condo fee.

Baker Alumni Center, 1580 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. 5 Strong Place

5 Strong Pl, Boston, MA 02114

It’s no surprise that the Red Line’s highly desirable Beacon Hill stop—officially, Charles/MGH—would include some particularly titanic listings.

This three-story, three-bedroom townhouse is one such: The 1,066-square-foot property is asking $1,575,000 through Brewster & Berkowitz.

It includes central air, a deck, a patio, and on-site parking.

5 Strong Pl
Boston, MA 02114

4. 151 Tremont Street, #9L

151 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111

The 605-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom is one of the less expensive options around the Red Line’s Park Street stop.

It’s asking $699,000 through First Boston Realty International, and includes features such as four closets and a garaged parking space.

The condo fee is $423, but covers building amenities such as a gym and a 24-hour concierge.

151 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02111

5. 552 Dorchester Avenue, #552

552 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127

Once past the pricier core of Boston, buyers start to get more bang for their buck, like this one two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom condo near the busy, busy Andrew Square stop.

The 1,180-square-foot spread with a parking space, 14-foot ceilings, and in-unit laundry is asking $699,617 through Re/Max Realty Plus.

The condo fee is a relatively low $251.

552 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02127

6. 81 Sydney Street, #1

81 Sydney St, Dorchester, MA 02125

Just north of the Savin Hill stop is an excellent example of the sort of deals that can be had farther out on the Red Line.

This 1,131-square-foot condo has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms plus a small back deck and extra storage in the building. (The condo is also proximate to the JFK/UMass stop.)

It is asking $444,900 through New Home Realty.

81 Sydney St
Dorchester, MA 02125

7. 191 Eliot Street

191 Eliot St, Milton, MA 02186

We now exit Boston via the Mattapan branch of the Red Line and skirt into Milton.

What do we find? A seven-room Colonial at 191 Eliot Street with three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms.

The 1,478-square-foot house is asking $519,900 through Coldwell Banker.

191 Eliot St
Milton, MA 02186

8. 215 Thomas E. Burgin Parkway, #44

215 Thomas E. Burgin Pkwy, Quincy, MA 02169

Not only is the area around the Red Line’s Quincy Center stop one of the busier in the Boston region in terms of new development, but the station itself could see some big development.

Nearby is this 1,317-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom asking $525,500 through Preferred Properties Realty.

The condo fee is $371.

215 Thomas E. Burgin Pkwy
Quincy, MA 02169

9. 24 Robinson Avenue

24 Robinson Ave, Braintree, MA 02184

We end at the farthest south terminus of the Red Line—and the T as a whole: Braintree Station in Braintree.

About a 15-minute walk away is the 1,622-square-foot dormer Gambrel at 24 Robinson Avenue.

It’s asking $649,900 through Re/Max Realty Pros.

24 Robinson Ave
Braintree, MA 02184