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What Downtown Boston's Median Sales Price Buys You

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News thunder-clapped Monday that the average sales price for a downtown Boston condo was nearing $1,000,000. Within the same gaga data set was this nugget: Downtown's median sales price reached $650,000 in the first quarter of 2014, much higher than it was during the same period in 2013.

Since the median is a better market measure than the average (less susceptibility to spikes from single mega-deals), we thought we'd go hunting for six downtown Boston condos asking around the median of $650K to illustrate what that buys. One is actually in Dorchester and "around" is the operative word here: See, condos go fast in Greater Boston in general, so getting to six at some magic number was hard to do. These do include, interestingly enough, condos at some of the busiest Boston buildings sales-wise. Go.


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1. Lofts at Lower Mills, #B309

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1241 Adams Street
Boston, MA 02124

Price: $670,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,672
The Pitch: "Located on the edge of style and the corner of convenience, the Lofts at Lower Mills combines the charm of a historic mill with five-star finishes that will amaze you."

2. Sepia Boston, #608

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401 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Price: $670,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 715
The Pitch: "This residence includes stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, in-unit washer and dryer, and floor to ceiling windows with an abundance of light!"

3. Fort Point Place, #509

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21 Wormwood Street
Boston, MA 02210

Price: $669,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 1,032
The Pitch: "An open layout, designed for maximum functionality is great for entertaining friends and family or simply finding time to relax."

4. 36 Hancock Street, #5B

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36 Hancock Street
Boston, MA 02114

Price: $659,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 810
The Pitch: "Situated on the 5th floor of an elevator building, this home offers a large living/dining room with fireplace, updated kitchen and bathroom, a master bedroom with renovated double closets and exposed brick detail..."

5. 3 Appleton Street, #302

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3 Appleton Street
Boston, MA 02116

Price: $659,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 900
The Pitch: "3rd floor front facing unit that gets great natural light..."

6. Parris Landing, #5522

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42 8th Street
Boston, MA 02129

Price: $689,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,264
The Pitch: "Beautiful waterfront Penthouse Triplex in Charlestown's Historic Navy Yard. Private rooftop deck with amazing water views of Boston and the harbor."

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1. Lofts at Lower Mills, #B309

1241 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124

Price: $670,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,672
The Pitch: "Located on the edge of style and the corner of convenience, the Lofts at Lower Mills combines the charm of a historic mill with five-star finishes that will amaze you."

1241 Adams Street
Boston, MA 02124

2. Sepia Boston, #608

401 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Price: $670,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 715
The Pitch: "This residence includes stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, in-unit washer and dryer, and floor to ceiling windows with an abundance of light!"

401 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

3. Fort Point Place, #509

21 Wormwood Street, Boston, MA 02210

Price: $669,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 1,032
The Pitch: "An open layout, designed for maximum functionality is great for entertaining friends and family or simply finding time to relax."

21 Wormwood Street
Boston, MA 02210

4. 36 Hancock Street, #5B

36 Hancock Street, Boston, MA 02114

Price: $659,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 810
The Pitch: "Situated on the 5th floor of an elevator building, this home offers a large living/dining room with fireplace, updated kitchen and bathroom, a master bedroom with renovated double closets and exposed brick detail..."

36 Hancock Street
Boston, MA 02114

5. 3 Appleton Street, #302

3 Appleton Street, Boston, MA 02116

Price: $659,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 900
The Pitch: "3rd floor front facing unit that gets great natural light..."

3 Appleton Street
Boston, MA 02116

6. Parris Landing, #5522

42 8th Street, Boston, MA 02129

Price: $689,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,264
The Pitch: "Beautiful waterfront Penthouse Triplex in Charlestown's Historic Navy Yard. Private rooftop deck with amazing water views of Boston and the harbor."

42 8th Street
Boston, MA 02129