Boston Real Estate

Rich in history, the city of Boston is the economic and cultural anchor of the New England region. Boston residents relish the feel of living in a small town with all the perks of city life. The Greater Boston area is home to world-class schools, employers and health care as well as many cultural institutions and historic attractions. Boston proper occupies 90 square miles with approximately 46% water, underscoring Boston’s orientation as a thriving port city. While Boston’s 700,000 residents live in 23 officially designated neighborhoods, they are united in their passion for local Boston sports teams. New England’s tallest buildings as well as prominent landmarks, such as Copley Square, the Boston Public Library and Newbury Street, are all located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Downtown Boston includes largely Federal style buildings interspersed with modern high-rises and comprises the Financial District and Government Center. Tony Beacon Hill is home to one of the most photographed blocks in the region while Seaport and many South Boston neighborhoods are seeing red-hot real estate markets as more families and professionals move into the area attracted by Boston’s entrepreneurial culture. Properties range from luxurious lofts in high-rise buildings overlooking the water to renovated triple-deckers, elegant Victorians, classic brownstones, and more traditional wooden and brick single-family homes.  Read more about Boston real estate.

Boston Homes & Condos For Sale

1 Franklin Street #gph, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 8 Beds
  • 10.5 Baths
  • 13,256 SqFt

1 Franklin Street #gph, Boston

$45,000,000
8 Mt Vernon Place, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 9,768 SqFt

8 Mt Vernon Place, Boston

$22,500,000 ↓ $2,500,000
17 Louisburg Square, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 7,610 SqFt

17 Louisburg Square, Boston

$18,500,000
25-29 Beach Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

25-29 Beach Street, Boston

$15,000,000
14 Walnut Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 7,122 SqFt

14 Walnut Street, Boston

$15,000,000
175 Beacon Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 8,350 SqFt

175 Beacon Street, Boston

$14,000,000 ↓ $995,000
1 Franklin Street #ph4a, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,172 SqFt

1 Franklin Street #ph4a, Boston

$13,995,000
122 Commonwealth Avenue #ph, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,144 SqFt

122 Commonwealth Avenue #ph, Boston

$13,200,000
1 Boston Package, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 8,127 SqFt

1 Boston Package, Boston

$13,139,000
22 Liberty Drive #ph1f, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,951 SqFt

22 Liberty Drive #ph1f, Boston

$11,995,000
191 Commonwealth Avenue #61, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,072 SqFt

191 Commonwealth Avenue #61, Boston

$10,750,000
45 Temple Street #ph1, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,469 SqFt

45 Temple Street #ph1, Boston

$10,400,000
New
315 Commonwealth, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 8,844 SqFt

315 Commonwealth, Boston

$9,995,000
352 Marlborough Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 4,754 SqFt

352 Marlborough Street, Boston

$9,995,000
142 Beacon Street #p, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,908 SqFt

142 Beacon Street #p, Boston

$9,995,000 ↓ $980,000
237 Marlborough Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,814 SqFt

237 Marlborough Street, Boston

$9,975,000 ↓ $925,000
21 Beaver Place #ph, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 5,000 SqFt

21 Beaver Place #ph, Boston

$9,150,000
New
4 Otis Place, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,500 SqFt

4 Otis Place, Boston

$8,900,000
83 Mount Vernon Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 8,919 SqFt

83 Mount Vernon Street, Boston

$8,750,000
212 Commonwealth Avenue #ph, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,131 SqFt

212 Commonwealth Avenue #ph, Boston

$8,495,000 ↓ $405,000
1 Dalton Street #2905, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,124 SqFt

1 Dalton Street #2905, Boston

$8,475,000
90 Marlborough Street #6, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,652 SqFt

90 Marlborough Street #6, Boston

$8,350,000
16-22 Herrick St, Boston
  • Lots and Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

16-22 Herrick St, Boston

$8,000,000
16-22 Herrick Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 5,000 SqFt

16-22 Herrick Street, Boston

$8,000,000
300 Pier 4 Boulevard #phg, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,553 SqFt

300 Pier 4 Boulevard #phg, Boston

$7,985,000
New
311 Marlborough Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,489 SqFt

311 Marlborough Street, Boston

$7,900,000
385 Beacon Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5,165 SqFt

385 Beacon Street, Boston

$7,900,000
250 Boylston Street #3a, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 2,896 SqFt

250 Boylston Street #3a, Boston

$7,800,000
88 Boston Package, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 99,999 SqFt

88 Boston Package, Boston

$7,796,000
New
220 Boylston Street #1220, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,204 SqFt

220 Boylston Street #1220, Boston

$7,775,000
1 Franklin Street #5302, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,172 SqFt

1 Franklin Street #5302, Boston

$7,750,000 ↓ $250,000
20 Chestnut Street #1, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,640 SqFt

20 Chestnut Street #1, Boston

$7,700,000
546 Broadway, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

546 Broadway, Boston

$7,500,000
45 Commonwealth #3, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,883 SqFt

45 Commonwealth #3, Boston

$7,500,000
1 Avery Street #ph2a, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 4,421 SqFt

1 Avery Street #ph2a, Boston

$7,500,000
346 Congress Street #ph2, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,211 SqFt

346 Congress Street #ph2, Boston

$7,500,000
41 Mount Vernon Street #1b, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,392 SqFt

41 Mount Vernon Street #1b, Boston

$7,499,000
201 Brookline Street #ph-402, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,804 SqFt

201 Brookline Street #ph-402, Boston

$7,200,000
23 Marlborough #3, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,636 SqFt

23 Marlborough #3, Boston

$6,999,000
26 Holyoke Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 5,090 SqFt

26 Holyoke Street, Boston

$6,990,000
300 Pier 4 Boulevard #7c, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,255 SqFt

300 Pier 4 Boulevard #7c, Boston

$6,988,500
146 Newton Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,535 SqFt

146 Newton Street, Boston

$6,975,000
21 Brimmer Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5,111 SqFt

21 Brimmer Street, Boston

$6,950,000
110 Broad Street #ph2, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,736 SqFt

110 Broad Street #ph2, Boston

$6,950,000
7 Union Park, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 6,497 SqFt

7 Union Park, Boston

$6,750,000
New
289 Walk Hill Street, Boston
  • Lots and Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

289 Walk Hill Street, Boston

$6,500,000
1 Franklin Street #5303, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,773 SqFt

1 Franklin Street #5303, Boston

$6,500,000
10 Walnut Street #3, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,157 SqFt

10 Walnut Street #3, Boston

$6,500,000

More About Boston Real Estate

 Boston Location

Situated along the Atlantic Ocean, Boston is the only state capital in the U.S. with an ocean shoreline. The Greater Boston region also includes Boston Harbor and the Boston Harbor Islands to the east. The Boston Harbor separates East Boston from Downtown, the North End and the Seaport neighborhoods while the Neponset River forms the boundary between Boston’s southern neighborhoods and the city of Quincy and town of Milton.

Nicknamed “The Walking City,” Boston is pedestrian-friendly and hosts more walking commuters in the country than any other major American city. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or MBTA operates Boston’s underground rapid transit system while Amtrak provides intercity rail to Boston through four stations: South Station; North Station; Back Bay; and Route 128.

Boston Recreation

Boston maintains one of the oldest park systems in the U.S. Along with the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common, Boston is home to the Emerald Necklace, a string of parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted to encircle the city. The Esplanade on the banks of the Charles River is another favorite park and the site of the Hatch Shell, an outdoor concert venue and host of the Fourth of July celebrations. Other parks are scattered throughout the city, including a string of beaches near Castle Island and along the Charlestown, South Boston and East Boston shorelines.

Boston’s museums and historic attractions are legion ranging from the Museum of Fine Arts to the Paul Revere House to the Old North Church to following the brick-laid Freedom Trail winding through Boston streets. Boston sporting events located at the Boston Garden near North Station and at Fenway Park are a big part of Boston’s DNA as a “title town.” The Patriots play at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, 28 miles southwest of the city. One of Boston's best known sporting events held every year is the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest annual marathon which finishes in Back Bay.

Boston History

Often referred to as the “cradle of liberty,” Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers. It is perhaps best known as the political backdrop for several key events during the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Since Revolutionary times, the city has expanded significantly beyond the original peninsula using landfill to reclaim land that formed many of Boston’s most famous neighborhoods including Beacon Hill and Back Bay. Boston’s many firsts include the first public park — the Boston Common in 1634; the first public school — the Boston Latin School in 1635; and the first subway system created in 1897. Boston has also welcomed different waves of immigrants who have helped create a distinct melting pot of cultures as well as contributing to the current wealth of culinary options available.

Blog Posts About Boston

Tower Project Unlocks Access to West Station

  Embarc, courtesy of City Realty Plans for a new residential tower in Allston could be the key to unlocking future access to West Station. Current plans call for a new 16-story tower with a lobby, bicycle storage, outdoor balconies and dozens of parking spaces to be built on Ashford Street. The tower may also include a fitness center, pet facilities, outdoor common space and remote working space. The proposal could mean even more for Allston, however, than just another new tower. ... Read More

Urban Resort Living-- The Echelon

For urban resort living in Boston, come home to the exciting new possibilities of The Echelon. This sophisticated new project consists of hundreds of luxury condos and apartments, making it the largest residential development to come to Boston’s Seaport District. Spread across two 21-story towers, the new condos range from studios to three-bedroom floor plans. The stylish condos offer the enjoyment of walls of windows, bringing in sky, harbor and city views. Buyers are also treated ... Read More

Southie vs. South End: They’re Not The Same

Photo: mgstanton They may sound like the same place, especially to out-of-towners, but Southie and the South End are definitely not the same. These two Boston neighborhoods are regularly confused, but their similarities virtually start and finish with the word “south”. Southie/South Boston Known by locals simply as Southie, South Boston is a large neighborhood located to the south and east of downtown. This blue-collar neighborhood is further divided into a number of sub-neighborhood... Read More

What’s So Special About the Quinn?

As one of the South End’s most anticipated new properties, construction on The Quinn is pushing ahead. Plans call for around 100 new condos when the building is complete, along with some ground level commercial space and under-building parking. The 14-story building is one of the latest additions to the New York Streets neighborhood. New buyers of the luxury condos can expect to gain large, floor-to-ceiling windows with some impressive views of Downtown Boston and the Back Bay. Othe... Read More

Demystifying Loft Living in Boston

While rowhouses, triple-deckers, townhouses and even traditional houses may be more common in Boston, there’s another option out there if you know where to look. If you’re open to loft-style living, you’re sure to find some fantastic properties in the city. One good place to begin your search is the Leather District. The small neighborhood takes its name from the days when leather manufacturing was a major industry. When that shut down, it left behind several large brick buildings, so... Read More

 

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