Neighborhood Snapshot: Charlestown

Charlestown’s history is as deep as the roots of our country. Talk about walking in the footsteps of Paul Revere, quite literally. Aside from the historic charm of brick homes and gas lit streets, Charlestown offers the modern conveniences of public transportation access on the Orange line and ferry. With close proximity to downtown Boston, families and young professionals alike are calling this place home for a fraction of the price compared to Back Bay condos and developments. See where you can call home in this sought-after Boston neighborhood. 

DEVELOPMENTS TO KNOW 

610 RUTHERFORD AVENUE

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Construction is underway for this 5 story, 22 unit residential condominium building. The gross 25,450 sq ft of living space offers a lobby, bike storage, common kitchen area as well as parking for 19 vehicles. Not to mention, the building is steps away from the Sullivan T stop for commuting convenience and provides a common roof deck for views of the Mystic River.

LUMEN CHARLESTOWN

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Lumen, located at 30 Polk Street, features 30 luxury condo units with top-tier finishes throughout. Units have hardwood flooring, JENN-AIR appliances, quartz countertops, and shaker cabinets. There are over eight unique floor plans for one and two bedroom units. Amenities include on-site fitness center, rooftop terrace equipped with gas grills, and parking garage with 24/7 security.

MARKET SNAPSHOT

Inventory is down 24% from last year which is contributing to rising prices in the neighborhood, but prices are still quite reasonable compared to neighborhoods such as Back Bay and the South End. Here’s a quick snapshot from Q1 on the state of the market in Charlestown.

Median Price: $774,000
Median Price Per Square Foot (PPSF): $776

The median price is slightly up 9.1% YoY and the median PPSF is up 10.8%.

Source: Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Click the photo below for a collection of available properties in Charlestown.

If you’re thinking of a move to Charlestown or interested in learning more about this neighborhood, contact me and let’s get the conversation started!