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! This week, the magic number is $750,000 in Boston.
There are some obvious candidates: Back Bay’s Commonwealth Avenue; Shawmut Avenue through the South End and Hanover Street through the North End; Blue Hill Avenue from Dorchester to Mattapan. What’d you think?
That asking prices in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the Seaport are averaging $1,000/foot-plus should not be all that surprising. But that this is the case now in swathes of downtown well beyond Back Bay should jar a bit.