Here’s What It Costs to Buy in Brighton

It's one of the most affordable neighborhoods in the city.
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If your search for an affordable one- or two-bedroom condo downtown has turned up empty, consider expanding your horizons to Brighton. On average, homes there command $468 per square foot—almost $1,000 dollars less than the average price per square foot in Back Bay.

A new report from real estate analytics firm NeighborhoodX laid out asking price ranges in Brighton. It turns out there are buildings—often multi-families—that drop as low as $333 per square foot. On the higher end are one- and two-bedroom condos, which ask as much as $862 per square foot.

“Small properties—especially studios and micros—can command higher prices per square foot than one-bedrooms and larger units in the same building or neighborhood,” says Constantine Valhouli, cofounder of NeighborhoodX.

While it makes sense that properties with less square footage rack up higher prices per square foot, Brighton’s prices overall are pretty tame compared to the rest of the city. It’s on the same level as Allston and East Boston, but is still more expensive than places like Roxbury, Dorchester, Roslindale, and Hyde Park.

Want to see how home prices line up across the neighborhood? See the chart below.


Madeline Bilis Associate Editor at Boston Magazine @madelinebilis
mbilis@bostonmagazine.com