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Navigating the Boston Condo Market: Insights from the Latest Sales Statistics (August 2023 - February 2024)

Charles King

Charlie's real estate career began in 2012 as a rental agent in Boston. After one year of working in the business, Charlie jumped into sales...

Charlie's real estate career began in 2012 as a rental agent in Boston. After one year of working in the business, Charlie jumped into sales...

Feb 13 4 minutes read

The Boston real estate landscape is always evolving, and the condo market is no exception. The past six months have revealed trends that are essential for both buyers and sellers to understand. From Beacon Hill to West Roxbury, we've broken down the latest sales statistics to give you the edge in navigating this dynamic market.

Beacon Hill Leads in Luxury

With an average selling price of just over $1 million and a cost per square foot surpassing $1,300, Beacon Hill remains a bastion of luxury living. The neighborhood's 42 condo sales reflect its enduring appeal to those seeking an upscale urban lifestyle.

Affordable Options Abound in Brighton

Brighton emerges as a more accessible market, boasting 66 sales — the highest in our report. At an average of $527,500 and approximately $668 per square foot, Brighton offers a relatively affordable entry point into Boston's competitive condo scene.

Charlestown & Dorchester: Diversity in Price and Pace

Charlestown's market stays robust with an average sale price of $805,000, while three Dorchester zip codes show a range in both pricing and number of sales, indicating a diverse and vibrant local market.

East Boston & Jamaica Plain: High Volume, Attractive Prices

East Boston and Jamaica Plain stand out with high sales volumes of 97 and 122 respectively. Their attractive average prices, $645,000 in East Boston and slightly higher in Jamaica Plain, suggest these neighborhoods are hotspots for value-seeking buyers.

Midtown: The Pinnacle of Premium Pricing

Midtown's average sale price soars to nearly $2 million, with an impressive cost per square foot, making it the premier location for those seeking top-tier luxury condos.

North End's Exclusivity

The North End, with only 20 sales, may hint at exclusivity or a limited supply. Its high price per square foot reflects a strong demand for this quintessentially Boston neighborhood.

Roslindale & West Roxbury: The Suburban Feel

For those looking for a more residential atmosphere, Roslindale and West Roxbury present more modest averages, indicating a steady market for condos with a suburban feel within the city's limits.

Seaport District: High Stakes, High Rewards

The Seaport District remains one of the priciest areas, with an average sale price surpassing $1.6 million. Its booming development continues to attract high-end buyers.

South Boston & South End: The Heartbeat of the Market

Both South Boston and the South End show a strong market presence with 138 sales each. These neighborhoods balance urban charm with modern amenities, reflected in their substantial average prices and cost per square foot.

In conclusion, Boston's condo market presents a tapestry of options, catering to a wide range of preferences and budgets. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or looking to invest, understanding these trends is critical. The market continues to ebb and flow, but one thing remains constant: Boston's appeal is as strong as ever.

Data sourced from MLSPIN, reflecting condo sales over the past six months.

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