From a South Boston condo to a Weymouth Colonial, what you can get for a half million

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7 Alma Circle in Weymouth is listed for $500,000.
7 Alma Circle in Weymouth is listed for $500,000. via MLS

Half a million dollars will get you an apartment in Boston or Cambridge, but if you are willing to move away from the city a little bit, you can get yourself a pretty nice house.

Here are five options, ordered from highest price per square foot to lowest, ranging from a condo in South Boston to a single-family in Weymouth.

33 Lennon Court, No. 42, South Boston
2 bedrooms, 1 bath
713 square feet
$699.86 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

This penthouse near the water in South Boston has an open-concept kitchen and living area, making entertaining easy. The unit features hardwood floors, water views, and a stone bath with a glass shower. The condo building is pet friendly and has a common laundry and greenspace.

105 Perkins St., Melrose
3 bedrooms, 1 bath
1,266 square feet

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This ranch features a foyer with a sitting area, along with a family room with skylights and wood paneling. The kitchen has been updated and offers skylights, hardwood floors, and oak cabinets. The bathroom has been redone with bead board and a Corian sink. The dining room has a built-in china cabinet. The backyard of this 0.23-acre lot is flat and has lots of plantings.

171 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,000 square feet
$249 per square foot

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. —via MLS

A contemporary, this house is set on 2.04 acres and was recently updated. The new kitchen features wood cabinetry, an island with seating, a glass backsplash, stainless-steel appliances, and Caesarstone quartz counters. The kitchen opens to the dining area. Outside, there is custom stonework and plenty of space to lounge on a warm day.

10 Kinney Ave., Burlington
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,299 square feet
$219.62 per square foot

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. —via MLS

This Cape is set on a 0.23-acre corner lot, and its siding, roof, windows, kitchen, baths, heating system, den, and basement have been updated. The kitchen has space for a table and features granite countertops, custom cabinetry, and recessed lighting. The family room is in the basement, which still has plenty of natural light.

7 Alma Circle, Weymouth
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,338 square feet
$213.86 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

A Garrison Colonial, this home is set on a 0.39-acre lot on a cul-de-sac. There is an eat-in kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, while the separate dining area and living room are open concept. The family room has cathedral ceilings and a skylight, and the master offers an en-suite bath. The home also boasts a two-car garage and a fenced-in backyard.

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