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Curbed Comparisons is our map of similarly priced apartments and houses around the region. This go-round it's 10 condos available for near $537,950, the median sales price of a downtown Boston condo in the second quarter of 2013. These range from a newly listed number in the Harbor Towers to a townhouse-style condo in Brighton to a penthouse duplex in Charlestown with a private roof deck.


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1. 431 Bunker Hill Street, #3 - $529,000

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431 Bunker Hill Street
Boston, MA 02129

This penthouse duplex unfolds over 1,259 square feet and includes at least two bedrooms (office optional) as well as one and a half baths and a private roof deck. The HOA fee is $200.

2. 37 Grove Street, #4 - $529,000

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37 Grove Street
Boston, MA 02114

The price was recently chopped on this 724-square-foot 2-BR, 1-BA with an HOA fee of $275.

3. 176 Bunker Hill Street, #2 - $535,000

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176 Bunker Hill Street
Boston, MA 02129

This 3-BR, 2-BA duplex unfolds over 1,487 square feet and includes a roof deck with Bunker Hill Monument views and an HOA fee of $250.

4. 65 East India Row, #16D - $545,000

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65 East India Row
Boston, MA 02110

This 743-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA in the Harbor Towers just hit the market. It's HOA fee is a whopping $683, but a lot comes with it, including a heated pool and a 24-hour concierge.

5. 17 Cazenove Street, #406 - $549,000

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17 Cazenove Street
Boston, MA 02116

A 1-BR, 1-BA duplex one flight down from a shared roof deck, this 688-square-foot unit has W/D in-house and deeded storage. HOA fee is $413.

6. 280 Commonwealth Avenue, #106 - $549,000

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280 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

There's central air in this 1-BR, 1-BA spread over 675 square feet as well as access to a common roof deck. HOA fee is a very specific $255.44.

7. 241 Perkins Street, #J302 - $549,000

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241 Perkins Street
Boston, MA 02130

The price on this 1,500-square-foot, 2-BR, 2.5-BA was recently reduced. Now, if they could only do something about the $780 HOA fee.

8. 12 Carpenter Street, #5 - $549,000

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12 Carpenter Street
Boston, MA 02127

This is a new-construction penthouse with two bedrooms and two bathrooms spread over 1,100 square feet and with an HOA fee of $165.

9. 3 Monument Square, #410 - $549,000

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3 Monument Square
Boston, MA 02129

A 1-BR, 1-BA in the Schoolhouse, this 884-square-foot spread has 11-foot ceilings, central air and an HOA fee of $420.

10. 21 Saybrook Street, #21 - $549,000

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21 Saybrook Street
Boston, MA 02135

The listing calls this a townhouse-style condo and it looks it: 2,282 square feet over two levels, with three bedrooms and two and a half baths. HOA fee is $250.

1. 431 Bunker Hill Street, #3 - $529,000

431 Bunker Hill Street, Boston, MA 02129

This penthouse duplex unfolds over 1,259 square feet and includes at least two bedrooms (office optional) as well as one and a half baths and a private roof deck. The HOA fee is $200.

431 Bunker Hill Street
Boston, MA 02129

2. 37 Grove Street, #4 - $529,000

37 Grove Street, Boston, MA 02114

The price was recently chopped on this 724-square-foot 2-BR, 1-BA with an HOA fee of $275.

37 Grove Street
Boston, MA 02114

3. 176 Bunker Hill Street, #2 - $535,000

176 Bunker Hill Street, Boston, MA 02129

This 3-BR, 2-BA duplex unfolds over 1,487 square feet and includes a roof deck with Bunker Hill Monument views and an HOA fee of $250.

176 Bunker Hill Street
Boston, MA 02129

4. 65 East India Row, #16D - $545,000

65 East India Row, Boston, MA 02110

This 743-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA in the Harbor Towers just hit the market. It's HOA fee is a whopping $683, but a lot comes with it, including a heated pool and a 24-hour concierge.

65 East India Row
Boston, MA 02110

5. 17 Cazenove Street, #406 - $549,000

17 Cazenove Street, Boston, MA 02116

A 1-BR, 1-BA duplex one flight down from a shared roof deck, this 688-square-foot unit has W/D in-house and deeded storage. HOA fee is $413.

17 Cazenove Street
Boston, MA 02116

6. 280 Commonwealth Avenue, #106 - $549,000

280 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

There's central air in this 1-BR, 1-BA spread over 675 square feet as well as access to a common roof deck. HOA fee is a very specific $255.44.

280 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

7. 241 Perkins Street, #J302 - $549,000

241 Perkins Street, Boston, MA 02130

The price on this 1,500-square-foot, 2-BR, 2.5-BA was recently reduced. Now, if they could only do something about the $780 HOA fee.

241 Perkins Street
Boston, MA 02130

8. 12 Carpenter Street, #5 - $549,000

12 Carpenter Street, Boston, MA 02127

This is a new-construction penthouse with two bedrooms and two bathrooms spread over 1,100 square feet and with an HOA fee of $165.

12 Carpenter Street
Boston, MA 02127

9. 3 Monument Square, #410 - $549,000

3 Monument Square, Boston, MA 02129

A 1-BR, 1-BA in the Schoolhouse, this 884-square-foot spread has 11-foot ceilings, central air and an HOA fee of $420.

3 Monument Square
Boston, MA 02129

10. 21 Saybrook Street, #21 - $549,000

21 Saybrook Street, Boston, MA 02135

The listing calls this a townhouse-style condo and it looks it: 2,282 square feet over two levels, with three bedrooms and two and a half baths. HOA fee is $250.

21 Saybrook Street
Boston, MA 02135