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

New
198 Metropolitan Avenue, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 2,570 SqFt

198 Metropolitan Avenue, Boston

$929,900
New
19 Spalding Street #1, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,105 SqFt

19 Spalding Street #1, Boston

$639,000
New
78 Sprague Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,224 SqFt

78 Sprague Street, Boston

$549,000
New
57 Freeland Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,545 SqFt

57 Freeland Street, Boston

$629,900
New
412 Beacon Street #1, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,629 SqFt

412 Beacon Street #1, Boston

$1,875,000
New
2430 Beacon #105, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 705 SqFt

2430 Beacon #105, Boston

$699,000
New
137 Englewood Avenue #4, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 600 SqFt

137 Englewood Avenue #4, Boston

$429,900
New
16 Hallam #3, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 910 SqFt

16 Hallam #3, Boston

$649,000
New
16 Hallam #2, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 910 SqFt

16 Hallam #2, Boston

$619,000
New
35 Glencoe Street #17, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 697 SqFt

35 Glencoe Street #17, Boston

$399,000
New
4 Delano Park, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,514 SqFt

4 Delano Park, Boston

$399,000
New
17 Loring Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,296 SqFt

17 Loring Street, Boston

$749,900
New
39 Clifford Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3,050 SqFt

39 Clifford Street, Boston

$799,900
New
68 Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,774 SqFt

68 Street, Boston

$650,000
New
357 Commercial #217, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 700 SqFt

357 Commercial #217, Boston

$499,000
New
145 Saint Botolph #36, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,265 SqFt

145 Saint Botolph #36, Boston

$1,195,000 ↓ $42,000
New
10 Bowdoin Street #311, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 765 SqFt

10 Bowdoin Street #311, Boston

$755,000
New
223 Roslindale Avenue #223, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 2,000 SqFt

223 Roslindale Avenue #223, Boston

$849,000
New
20 Cotton Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,670 SqFt

20 Cotton Street, Boston

$829,000
New
45 Third Street #202, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 907 SqFt

45 Third Street #202, Boston

$925,000
New
57 Bradfield Avenue #2, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,887 SqFt

57 Bradfield Avenue #2, Boston

$759,999
New
80 Beaumont Street #202, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 825 SqFt

80 Beaumont Street #202, Boston

$400,000
New
1180-1200 Washington Street #209, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,000 SqFt

1180-1200 Washington Street #209, Boston

$336,500
New
1607 Commonwealth Avenue #8, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 589 SqFt

1607 Commonwealth Avenue #8, Boston

$400,000
New
199 Athens Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 8 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,400 SqFt

199 Athens Street, Boston

$1,450,000
New
162 Chelsea Street #r, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 936 SqFt

162 Chelsea Street #r, Boston

$399,900
New
20 Chestnut Street #2, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 805 SqFt

20 Chestnut Street #2, Boston

$739,000
New
425 Border Street #5, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,126 SqFt

425 Border Street #5, Boston

$749,000
New
322 Amory Street #3, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,203 SqFt

322 Amory Street #3, Boston

$750,000
New
97 Mount Vernon #1, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,068 SqFt

97 Mount Vernon #1, Boston

$1,375,000
New
241 Perkins Street #a101, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,212 SqFt

241 Perkins Street #a101, Boston

$1,395,000
New
34 Dix Street #5, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,312 SqFt

34 Dix Street #5, Boston

$725,000
New
123 Trenton Street #1, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 527 SqFt

123 Trenton Street #1, Boston

$389,900
New
38 Wentworth Terrace #1, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,350 SqFt

38 Wentworth Terrace #1, Boston

$529,000
New
24 Appleton Street #sf, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,960 SqFt

24 Appleton Street #sf, Boston

$2,600,000
New
281 Park Street #1, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,304 SqFt

281 Park Street #1, Boston

$579,000
New
4 Ransom Road #20, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,205 SqFt

4 Ransom Road #20, Boston

$519,900
New
10 Hancock Street #2, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,028 SqFt

10 Hancock Street #2, Boston

$1,060,000
New
274 Clarendon Street #10, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 638 SqFt

274 Clarendon Street #10, Boston

$599,900
New
488 Dorchester Avenue #3j, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,060 SqFt

488 Dorchester Avenue #3j, Boston

$799,000
New
24 Appleton Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,960 SqFt

24 Appleton Street, Boston

$2,600,000
New
266 Commercial Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

266 Commercial Street, Boston

$2,200,000
New
100 Shawmut Avenue #unit Phb, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,153 SqFt

100 Shawmut Avenue #unit Phb, Boston

$4,239,900
New
73-75 Wachusett Street #a, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,336 SqFt

73-75 Wachusett Street #a, Boston

$765,000
New
15 Street #2, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 760 SqFt

15 Street #2, Boston

$449,000
New
293 Beacon Street #8, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 565 SqFt

293 Beacon Street #8, Boston

$660,000
New
239 Kelton Street #21, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 690 SqFt

239 Kelton Street #21, Boston

$429,000
New
197 8th Street #ph230, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,432 SqFt

197 8th Street #ph230, Boston

$2,995,000

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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