Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in the Boston area. Is one woman’s studio another woman’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today, the magic number is $800,000 in Somerville.
The 12 months now ending saw the city's two priciest trades ever as well as other titanic deals that seemed to presage a permanent shift for the Somerville housing market from Cambridge or Boston Plan B to gobsmacking pricey in its own right.
Our 16-seed Curbed Cup tournament to pick the region’s Neighborhood of the Year enters its endgame with a Final Four that includes No. 2 seed Upper Dorchester. Polls close 24 hours after they open. Go.
Defending champ Assembly Row will square off against Downtown Crossing, and Upper Dorchester will face Davis Square—the No. 6 seed that has become this tourney’s Cinderella story.Voting re-commences next week!
Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (1) Assembly Row vs. (8) FenwayThe 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!
The 3,409-square-foot 23 Chester Street in the fast-changing Davis Square area just hit the sales market for a price way above what it sold for 12 years ago. Times have changed in Davis. But have they changed that much?
Unit 1E at 70 Howard Street in Somerville is one of six condos carved from a former factory building and it shows. The spread includes ginormous windows, exposed timber, and 20-foot ceilings, never mind a polished concrete floor.
Commercial real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield recently came out with a report on the supposed 100 coolest neighborhoods in America. Three Boston-area enclaves made the list: Jamaica Plain, Davis Square, and Allston-slash-Brighton. Hmm...
Unit 5 at 30 Howard Street in Davis Square is in contract with an asking price of $1,799,900. If the deal closes at or near that amount, the cavernous condo would be the most expensive home ever traded in Somerville.