North End Condos for Sale & Rent
Condos and co-op apartments make the dream of homeownership possible in the North End. This charming and popular neighborhood is one of the most historic parts of Boston. As you might expect, it has a number of brownstones and four-story brick townhouses that are located along the neighborhood's narrow cobblestone streets. These historic areas are juxtaposed against modern high-rises and warehouse conversions that offer luxury condos near the waterfront. These two distinct areas have a variety of housing options that power the North End's robust and competitive real estate market.
Condo Prices in the North End
In terms of overall accessibility, the North End is slightly more affordable than the South End, the Back Bay and Beacon Hill and slightly more expensive than East Cambridge, Charlestown and affluent outer suburbs. Like other desirable areas where market prices are just below average, the North End has experienced increased popularity and rising prices. Today, the median sale price for condos is approximately $750 per square foot, but it's not uncommon to see properties go as high as $950 per square foot. In 2014 alone, median listing prices went from $735 to more than $800 per square foot as the popularity of this neighborhood surged.
The median sale price and condo value is just over $600,000. However, most new listings are in the upper $600,000s and low $700,000s. Nearly half of all condo listings are valued at more than $1 million, which is about average for waterfront properties with outstanding harbor views. Only 20 percent of listings are under $500,000. These are mostly studios and one-bedrooms that have anywhere from 400 to 600 square feet of floor space.
Amenities and Extras
Buyers can expect a wide range of premium amenities in this desirable market. Many condominiums are located in full-service buildings that have a concierge team, door attendants, professional management, a gym and community spaces. Even in smaller units, condos have deeded patios and rooftop decks with harbor views. Most condos have been renovated to modernize the kitchens, baths and living spaces while retaining the beautiful historic details. Chef-quality appliances, spacious closets and laundry hook-ups are available in many mid-market properties.
Lofts and Housing Options
The North End was one of the first areas to adopt loft conversions, so the neighborhood has a variety of luxury condos in waterfront warehouses. Lincoln, Lewis and Union wharfs each have ultra-luxurious loft-style condos that consistently sell for top-market prices. Battery Wharf is another modern loft conversion offering multi-million dollar condos. The majority of ultra-luxurious properties are located near the waterfront on Battery, Commercial and Causeway streets. Some buildings like 26 Stillman offer relatively affordable lofts for approximately $730 per square foot. Traditional condos are available in townhouses and walk-ups on Salem, Prince, North and Charter streets and throughout the inner neighborhoods.
Enjoy the charm, culture and convenience of the North End with a condo in the heart of this historic neighborhood. Tell us what you're looking for, and we'll search our property database until we find the perfect match. Boston City Properties has a complete catalog of current condo listings, and we can arrange showings in any building. Call us today to see what we can do for you.