Real Estate

What Can You Buy in Southie Right Now?

Here's what's for sale on the high and low ends of the housing market.

Photo via Simaku Realty, LLC

Once dominated by a working-class Irish Catholic population, South Boston has seen an influx of young professionals and families over the years, and with it, new, high-priced housing stock. The neighborhood’s turn-of-the-century multi-family buildings are now divided into sparkling condos—plenty of which are on the market right now.

In short: don’t expect to find any real estate bargains in Southie this season. The cheapest homes hover in the $475,000 range, while South Boston’s most expensive residences shoot past $3 million.

Below, find a snapshot of what’s available in South Boston on the high and low ends of the housing market.

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Low
A Condo Near M Street Beach
689 E 8th Street #2, South Boston
Price: $479,000
Size: 572 square feet
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1

Sure, this 572-square-foot one-bedroom is tiny, but the location is tough to beat—it’s only a few minutes’ walk from M Street Beach. The place has been renovated, and offers a new kitchen with granite countertops and a glass backsplash.

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Low
A Two-Bedroom Condo
840 E 4th Street #2, South Boston
Price: $599,000
Size: 870 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1

Shelling out $689 per square foot isn’t exactly a deal, but this two-bedroom condo has a long list of pluses: a gas fireplace, a slider to a large private deck, in-unit laundry, lots of storage, and a backyard. The place is also walkable to Castle Island.

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High
A Shiny Penthouse Unit
150 Dorchester Avenue #614, South Boston
Price: $1,499,000
Size: 1,557 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2

In addition to converted condos inside old Victorians, Southie offers plenty of shiny units in newly constructed buildings. This penthouse unit in the Allele complex boasts an elevator, heated garage parking, and impressive views from the oversized windows in every room.

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High
A Single-Family Rowhouse
756 E Broadway, South Boston
Price: $1,695,000
Size: 2,022 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 3

A decent-sized single-family in the city can be hard to come by nowadays, but this rowhouse for sale offers four floors of complete privacy. It has 11-foot ceilings, a fireplace, and a home office in addition to four bedrooms.


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