What Kind of Real Estate Does Money Buy?

Looking to buy a house in the Greater Boston Area, but don't know yet how far your money will get you? Look no further: we've rounded up the housing options available in Boston's suburbs for someone looking to spend anything from just $200,000 to a million dollars.

By Courtney Hollands | Boston Magazine |

 

What You Get With $200-$250K

What House Can You Buy in a Boston Suburb for $200-250K?

A condo in a mansard-style home on Clam Point in Dorchester

Sold For: $202,500
Year Built: 1874
Stats: 975 sq. feet; 2 bedrooms, 1 bath

What House Can You Buy in a Boston Suburb for $200-250K?

A turreted single-family in Attleboro

Sold For: $215,000
Year Built: 1910
Stats: 1,556 sq. feet; 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths

What House Can You Buy in a Boston Suburb for $200-250K?

A Cape one mile from the beach in Plymouth

Sold For: $210,000 (short sale)
Year Built: 1994
Stats: 1,344 sq. feet on .27 acres; 4 bedrooms, 2 baths

 

Reporting  by  Courtney Hollands, Donna Garlough, Hannah  Lott-Schwartz, Renata  Brito, Diane  DeSantis, Madeleine  Coleman, and  Jon  Cheng. Illustrations by Jameson Simpson

 What You Get For $500-$550K

 

What House Can You Buy in a Boston Suburb for $500,000?

A farmhouse with a fenced-in yard in West Roxbury

Sold For: $505,000
Year Built: 1920
Stats: 2,247 sq. feet on .16 acres; 4 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 2 half baths

What House Can You Buy in a Boston Suburb for $500,000?

A Garrison colonial on a quiet cul-de-sac in Canton

Sold For: $500,000
Year Built: 1973
Stats: 3,385 sq. feet on 1.03 acres; 5 bedrooms, 3 baths

What House Can You Buy in a Boston Suburb for $500,000?

A top-floor condo with a roof deck in Charlestown

Sold For: $502,500
Year Built: 1885
Stats: 1,373 sq. feet; 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

 

 What You Get For Around $1 Million

 

What House Can You Buy in a Boston Suburb for $1 Million?

A colonial with three fireplaces in Medfield

Sold For: $1,002,500
Year Built: 2000
Stats: 4,863 sq. feet on .57 acres; 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths

What House Can You Buy in a Boston Suburb for $1 Million?

A historical sea captain’s estate on a private lane in Duxbury

Sold For: $1,185,000
Year Built: 1837
Stats: 2,686 sq. feet on 2.5 acres; 4 bedrooms, 2 baths

What House Can You Buy in a Boston Suburb for $1 Million?

A colonial with a high-end kitchen in Newton

Sold For: $1,036,000
Year Built: 1929
Stats: 3,256 sq. feet on .29 acres; 4 bedrooms, 3 baths

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