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6 South End open house options this weekend for under $800,000

One of Boston’s fastest-changing and most desirable neighborhoods is less expensive than you think

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Boston’s South End was one of the most significant and desirable places to live during the 2010s, and it’s an enclave more than worth watching in the 2020s too. One big reason? A slew of new luxury condo development in the neighborhood.

But that doesn’t mean the South End is astronomically pricey, at least by Boston standards. Come in see in our latest weekend open house tour, where five of the six options are under $800,000—and the sixth is exactly that.

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1. 197 Saint Botolph Street, #3

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197 St Botolph St
Boston, MA 02115

Open house: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Price: $749,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 901

The pitch: “Nestled between the Back Bay and the South End, this garden level features a sky-lit sunroom with granite/cherry wet bar, wine fridge and skylights leading out to the private, fenced-in brick patio.”

An airy living room in a modern condo with a fireplace and a sectional couch.

2. 565 Massachusetts Avenue, #1

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565 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118

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

Price: $795,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,188 

The pitch: “This garden level unit has a living room with Victorian Bay windows and marble flooring with a separate entrance and private access to a fenced-in patio.”

An empty and expansive living room next to a kitchen with a fireplace at the end.

3. 55 East Springfield Street, #PH

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55 E Springfield St
Boston, MA 02118

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

Price: $679,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 765 

The pitch: “This recently renovated floor-through penthouse unit has gabled ceilings and alcove windows. The modern design is complete with a restored bay window, crown molding, and hardwood floors.”

A sunny living room-kitchen area with a bay window.

4. 46 East Springfield Street, #2

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46 E Springfield St
Boston, MA 02118

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

Price: $529,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 552 

The pitch: “This parlor unit features floor to ceiling windows, contemporary kitchen, brand new bath with decorative tile floors, decorative marble mantel in both the living and bedroom, and private deck off of the living room.”

An empty living room with a fireplace, and there’s a wide hallway leading off the living room.

5. 42 West Newton Street, #B2

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42 W Newton St
Boston, MA 02118

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

Price: $800,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 948 

The pitch: “This floor through home is in a professionally managed building and features efficient granite and stainless kitchen that opens to large living/dining room, with west facing greenhouse style enclosure off the living area and a bricked patio with grill station.”

A living room-dining room area with furniture facing a TV, and there’s a table and chairs off to the side.

6. 139 East Berkeley Street, #201

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139 E Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02118

Open house: Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Price: $789,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 840 

The pitch: “This unit has a wall of 10 feet floor-to-ceiling windows, with Juliet balconies in the master bedroom, located in the heart of SOWA.”

Note: All photos via listing brokers and brokerages, which are linked to where possible.

The view of a dining room area over the counter in the kitchen, and there’s a set of large windows far off.

1. 197 Saint Botolph Street, #3

197 St Botolph St, Boston, MA 02115
An airy living room in a modern condo with a fireplace and a sectional couch.

Open house: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Price: $749,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 901

The pitch: “Nestled between the Back Bay and the South End, this garden level features a sky-lit sunroom with granite/cherry wet bar, wine fridge and skylights leading out to the private, fenced-in brick patio.”

197 St Botolph St
Boston, MA 02115

2. 565 Massachusetts Avenue, #1

565 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118
An empty and expansive living room next to a kitchen with a fireplace at the end.

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

Price: $795,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,188 

The pitch: “This garden level unit has a living room with Victorian Bay windows and marble flooring with a separate entrance and private access to a fenced-in patio.”

565 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118

3. 55 East Springfield Street, #PH

55 E Springfield St, Boston, MA 02118
A sunny living room-kitchen area with a bay window.

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

Price: $679,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 765 

The pitch: “This recently renovated floor-through penthouse unit has gabled ceilings and alcove windows. The modern design is complete with a restored bay window, crown molding, and hardwood floors.”

55 E Springfield St
Boston, MA 02118

4. 46 East Springfield Street, #2

46 E Springfield St, Boston, MA 02118
An empty living room with a fireplace, and there’s a wide hallway leading off the living room.

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

Price: $529,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 552 

The pitch: “This parlor unit features floor to ceiling windows, contemporary kitchen, brand new bath with decorative tile floors, decorative marble mantel in both the living and bedroom, and private deck off of the living room.”

46 E Springfield St
Boston, MA 02118

5. 42 West Newton Street, #B2

42 W Newton St, Boston, MA 02118
A living room-dining room area with furniture facing a TV, and there’s a table and chairs off to the side.

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

Price: $800,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 948 

The pitch: “This floor through home is in a professionally managed building and features efficient granite and stainless kitchen that opens to large living/dining room, with west facing greenhouse style enclosure off the living area and a bricked patio with grill station.”

42 W Newton St
Boston, MA 02118

6. 139 East Berkeley Street, #201

139 E Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02118
The view of a dining room area over the counter in the kitchen, and there’s a set of large windows far off.

Open house: Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Price: $789,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 840 

The pitch: “This unit has a wall of 10 feet floor-to-ceiling windows, with Juliet balconies in the master bedroom, located in the heart of SOWA.”

Note: All photos via listing brokers and brokerages, which are linked to where possible.

139 E Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02118