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Weekend open house tour: 9 Boston waterfront options that won’t break the bank

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As if buying a home in Boston isn’t a daunting enough task already, homes along the city’s waterfront often seem in an elusive class all their own, quickly reaching dizzying prices in the multi-million dollar range.

But this week’s open house tour proves that a waterside home doesn’t need to break the bank (by Boston standards at least).

There’s plenty to see, including condos around the established Waterfront wharves and the Charlestown Navy Yard to new-construction luxury homes on the Neponset River.

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1. Parris Landing, #1103

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42 8th St
Charlestown, MA 02129

Open House: Sunday, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Price: $619,000
Size: 1-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,000
The Pitch: “This home has floor to ceiling windows, open floor plan, ample storage with walk-in closet, bonus office/guest space and a completely open, newly renovated kitchen.”

2. Parris Landing, #2107

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42 8th St
Charlestown, MA 02129

Open House: Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Price: $825,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,089
The Pitch: “This recently updated two-level condo is one of only eight units with private ground floor patio space, offering additional living space and is steps away from the pool.”

3. Flagship Wharf, #312

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197 8th St
Boston, MA 02129

Open House: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Price: $869,000
Size: 1-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 997
The Pitch: “This available stunning residence is a great opportunity to purchase a spacious corner unit with beautiful harbor and park views.”

4. 357 Commercial Street, #706

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357 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109

Open House: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Price: $899,000
Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,700
The Pitch: “This condo includes a master suite, on the upper-level with a full en-suite bathroom, new carpeting, large closet, and a floor-to-ceiling double picture window with expansive city views.”

5. 290 North Street, #3

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290 North St
Boston, MA 02113

Open House: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $825,000
Size: 1-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,016
The Pitch: “This new luxury residential building offers an updated contemporary living in the historical waterfront neighborhood.”

6. 243 North Street, #8

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243 North St
Boston, MA 02109

Open House: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $535,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 628
The Pitch: “Move right into this delightful upper level, sun-drenched condo in the heart of the North End, close to the waterfront, Greenway, and Faneuil Hall.”

7. 1790 Columbia Road, #2

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1790 Columbia Rd
Boston, MA 02127

Open House: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Price: $749,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 943
The Pitch: “Full of beautiful original detail with a newly renovated kitchen and bathroom, there may not be a better location or view in South Boston than this waterfront property.”

8. 83 Walnut Street

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83 Walnut St
Dorchester, MA 02122

Open House: Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m

Price: $789,900

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square Footage: 2,602

The Pitch: “Located in the exclusive and sought after Port Norfolk neighborhood, this large two family is on a dead end street with direct water/park access.”

9. 66 Taylor Street

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66 Taylor St
Boston, MA 02122

Open House: Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Price: $949,000
Size: 3-BR, 3.5-BA
Square Footage: 2,400
The Pitch: “This new construction four-level home with roof deck is nestled on the Neponset River and has easy access to walking and bike trails in the area.”

1. Parris Landing, #1103

42 8th St, Charlestown, MA 02129

Open House: Sunday, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Price: $619,000
Size: 1-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,000
The Pitch: “This home has floor to ceiling windows, open floor plan, ample storage with walk-in closet, bonus office/guest space and a completely open, newly renovated kitchen.”

42 8th St
Charlestown, MA 02129

2. Parris Landing, #2107

42 8th St, Charlestown, MA 02129

Open House: Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Price: $825,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,089
The Pitch: “This recently updated two-level condo is one of only eight units with private ground floor patio space, offering additional living space and is steps away from the pool.”

42 8th St
Charlestown, MA 02129

3. Flagship Wharf, #312

197 8th St, Boston, MA 02129

Open House: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Price: $869,000
Size: 1-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 997
The Pitch: “This available stunning residence is a great opportunity to purchase a spacious corner unit with beautiful harbor and park views.”

197 8th St
Boston, MA 02129

4. 357 Commercial Street, #706

357 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109

Open House: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Price: $899,000
Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,700
The Pitch: “This condo includes a master suite, on the upper-level with a full en-suite bathroom, new carpeting, large closet, and a floor-to-ceiling double picture window with expansive city views.”

357 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109

5. 290 North Street, #3

290 North St, Boston, MA 02113

Open House: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $825,000
Size: 1-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,016
The Pitch: “This new luxury residential building offers an updated contemporary living in the historical waterfront neighborhood.”

290 North St
Boston, MA 02113

6. 243 North Street, #8

243 North St, Boston, MA 02109

Open House: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $535,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 628
The Pitch: “Move right into this delightful upper level, sun-drenched condo in the heart of the North End, close to the waterfront, Greenway, and Faneuil Hall.”

243 North St
Boston, MA 02109

7. 1790 Columbia Road, #2

1790 Columbia Rd, Boston, MA 02127

Open House: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Price: $749,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 943
The Pitch: “Full of beautiful original detail with a newly renovated kitchen and bathroom, there may not be a better location or view in South Boston than this waterfront property.”

1790 Columbia Rd
Boston, MA 02127

8. 83 Walnut Street

83 Walnut St, Dorchester, MA 02122

Open House: Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m

Price: $789,900

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square Footage: 2,602

The Pitch: “Located in the exclusive and sought after Port Norfolk neighborhood, this large two family is on a dead end street with direct water/park access.”

83 Walnut St
Dorchester, MA 02122

9. 66 Taylor Street

66 Taylor St, Boston, MA 02122

Open House: Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Price: $949,000
Size: 3-BR, 3.5-BA
Square Footage: 2,400
The Pitch: “This new construction four-level home with roof deck is nestled on the Neponset River and has easy access to walking and bike trails in the area.”

66 Taylor St
Boston, MA 02122