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

391 Poplar Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,080 SqFt

391 Poplar Street, Boston

$749,000
97 Evans Street Lot A, Boston
  • Lots and Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

97 Evans Street Lot A, Boston

$400,000
1 Franklin Street #gph, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 8 Beds
  • 10.5 Baths
  • 13,256 SqFt

1 Franklin Street #gph, Boston

$45,000,000
43 Commercial Wharf #8, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,700 SqFt

43 Commercial Wharf #8, Boston

$2,199,000 ↓ $900
66 Geneva Avenue, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

66 Geneva Avenue, Boston

$3,000,000
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
9 Hawthorne Place, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

9 Hawthorne Place, Boston

$2,100,000
1 Avery #27a, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,242 SqFt

1 Avery #27a, Boston

$3,350,000 ↓ $145,000
380 Harrison Avenue #14g, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,711 SqFt

380 Harrison Avenue #14g, Boston

$2,999,000 ↑ $146,500
1 Franklin Street #3201, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,426 SqFt

1 Franklin Street #3201, Boston

$2,498,000 ↓ $27,000
170 Tremont Street #1106, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 622 SqFt

170 Tremont Street #1106, Boston

$659,000 ↓ $6,000
210-210r Washington Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

210-210r Washington Street, Boston

$900,000 ↓ $50,000
210-214 Washington Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

210-214 Washington Street, Boston

$1,200,000
135 Seaport Boulevard #1018, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 520 SqFt

135 Seaport Boulevard #1018, Boston

$819,700
945-947 Broadway #10, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,045 SqFt

945-947 Broadway #10, Boston

$2,849,000 ↑ $200,000
380 Harrison Avenue #14b, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,365 SqFt

380 Harrison Avenue #14b, Boston

$2,424,000 ↑ $77,775
300 Boylston #505, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,521 SqFt

300 Boylston #505, Boston

$4,995,000 ↓ $455,000
45 Province Street #2207, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 966 SqFt

45 Province Street #2207, Boston

$1,199,000 ↓ $51,000
99 Sumner #ph 612, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,206 SqFt

99 Sumner #ph 612, Boston

$1,349,900
227 Havre #5, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,345 SqFt

227 Havre #5, Boston

$849,000
333 Washington #850, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 143,000 SqFt

333 Washington #850, Boston

$1,200,000 ↓ $300,000
50 Hichborn #212, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 507 SqFt

50 Hichborn #212, Boston

$550,000 ↓ $20,000
891 Centre Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 12,820 SqFt

891 Centre Street, Boston

$4,650,000
2 Avery Street #24h, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,573 SqFt

2 Avery Street #24h, Boston

$1,900,000 ↓ $200,000
580 Washington Street #1206, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,140 SqFt

580 Washington Street #1206, Boston

$1,335,000
21 Beacon Street #3a, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 600 SqFt

21 Beacon Street #3a, Boston

$699,900
1650 Commonwealth Avenue #606, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,440 SqFt

1650 Commonwealth Avenue #606, Boston

$1,600,000 ↓ $100,000
110 Broad Street #ph2, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,736 SqFt

110 Broad Street #ph2, Boston

$6,950,000
200 New England, Boston
  • Lots and Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

200 New England, Boston

$1,650,000
41 Mount Vernon Street #1b, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,392 SqFt

41 Mount Vernon Street #1b, Boston

$6,775,000 ↓ $724,000
66 Revere Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,640 SqFt

66 Revere Street, Boston

$2,450,000 ↓ $50,000
21 Beacon Street #3d, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 290 SqFt

21 Beacon Street #3d, Boston

$450,000 ↓ $25,000
537 Second #300, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,253 SqFt

537 Second #300, Boston

$1,250,000
43 Withington #1, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

43 Withington #1, Boston

$549,900
22 Anita Terrace, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,147 SqFt

22 Anita Terrace, Boston

$1,150,000
2 Avery Street #35c, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,707 SqFt

2 Avery Street #35c, Boston

$3,995,000
300 Boylston #603, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,294 SqFt

300 Boylston #603, Boston

$5,100,000 ↓ $400,000
179 Gold Street #3, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,308 SqFt

179 Gold Street #3, Boston

$1,300,000 ↓ $300,000
161-191 New England Avenue, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 106,800 SqFt

161-191 New England Avenue, Boston

$4,800,000
301 Berkeley Street #5, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,550 SqFt

301 Berkeley Street #5, Boston

$5,795,000 ↓ $195,000
380 Harrison Avenue #14a, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 928 SqFt

380 Harrison Avenue #14a, Boston

$1,449,000 ↓ $43,200
6 Charter Street #1, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,040 SqFt

6 Charter Street #1, Boston

$630,000 ↓ $5,000
1 Winter Place #ph, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,323 SqFt

1 Winter Place #ph, Boston

$2,750,000
300 Boylston Street #712, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,394 SqFt

300 Boylston Street #712, Boston

$4,500,000 ↓ $199,000
10-16 Everett Street #203, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 687 SqFt

10-16 Everett Street #203, Boston

$514,900
776 Boylston Street #w9c, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,559 SqFt

776 Boylston Street #w9c, Boston

$4,995,000 ↓ $380,000
1016 Washington Street, Boston
  • Lots and Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1016 Washington Street, Boston

$1,300,000
1016 Washington Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,206 SqFt

1016 Washington Street, Boston

$1,300,000

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

Fort Point Redevelopment

  Photo: mgstanton A major redevelopment plan could someday turn a Boston neighborhood of parking lots and office space into parks, public space and new private development. A master plan from the Boston Planning and Development Agency aims to completely transform Fort Point. The area along Fort Point Channel is slated to be remade into several parks, a promenade and amphitheater, recreational amenities and more. The goal is to remake the area into a family-friendly destination that’... Read More

The South End’s New York Streets Neighborhood

Photo: City of Boston Archives Once a diverse Boston neighborhood, it’s said the South End’s New York Streets neighborhood was really the city’s very first urban renewal project. It even predated the demolition of the West End neighborhood. The history of the New York Streets, though, wasn’t without controversy. What some refer to as urban redevelopment, others now claim was actually just the destruction of an entire neighborhood. The story of New York Streets began in the early to m... Read More

Boston Condo Buildings with Great Pools

Sure, there are some great restaurants, museums, parks and other attractions to visit in Boston, but sometimes you just want to enjoy life closer to home. For some area residents, that means relaxing poolside. Luckily there plenty of desirable residential buildings to choose from in the Boston area with fantastic pools. Sepia If you want to cool off at the Sepia in the Ink Block development, all you need to do is head to the property’s roof terrace. That’s where you’ll find the swim... Read More

Woof Decks and More -- Pet Amenities

From “woof decks” to doggy daycares, pet-friendly amenities at some of Boston’s newest residential buildings are on the rise. In fact, some of the amenities afforded Boston’s four-legged residents rival those offered to their owners. While some residential buildings do have restrictions, it’s not uncommon to find luxury buildings in Boston with a pet-friendly atmosphere. Some of the city’s most pampered pets are treated to grooming services and even pet spas right on the property. P... Read More

Seaport District: Live, Work and Play

Photo: mgstanton With plenty of room to live, work and play, the Seaport District has it all. This hot Boston neighborhood continues to attract developers and interest from those who want to experience all that it has to offer. Once mostly an industrial area, this booming part of Boston is now filled with hotels, museums, shops and restaurants. Over the past several years, the Seaport District has also gained renewed interest from those looking for an exciting place to call home. ... Read More

 

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