Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount (or thereabouts) in the Boston area. Is one woman’s studio another woman’s townhouse? Let’s find out!
Median one-bedroom apartment rents in Medford, Quincy, Waltham, Lowell, Framingham, Fall River, and Worcester are up by double-digit percentages for July compared with the same month in 2017, according to a new analysis.
The launch comes as more dockless bikes than ever hit the streets of the Boston area and Blue Bikes—the official bike-share of Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline—expands. The twin trends have raised legal and regulatory questions.
The MBTA board on December 4 voted to approve a plan to plunk as many as 602 apartments atop and around the transit hub. The Quincy City Council voted on December 18 to approve the same plan—with 300 apartments, max, instead of 602.
Here’s how the annual Curbed Cup works: We present two matchups a day during the first round. Polls stay open 24 hours for each one. The biggest vote-getter in each matchup advances to the second round. And so on.
The MBTA has put out a feeler for developing several acres of air rights above and around the Red Line and commuter-rail stop. A project there would join a mess of construction pivoting on transportation centers.
Our latest Curbed Comparisons dives into the half-million mark in Boston’s southern neighbor. It turns out the figure can land buyers in bonafide single-families as well as thoroughly modern condos near the waterfront.
One is definitely more expensive than the other, even when you get to the tops of their respective markets. Yet, one analysts says it’s only a matter of time before Quincy matches its much bigger northern neighbor.
The Curbed Cup, our annual award for the neighborhood of the year, rolls on with 16 neighborhoods vying for the prestigious (fake) trophy. Voting for each pairing ends 24 hours after it begins. Let the eliminations continue!