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11 Irving St. in Beacon Hill is listed for $499,000.
11 Irving St. in Beacon Hill is listed for $499,000. via MLS

It’s tough to get a single-family home in Boston for half a million dollars, but you can find a great condo at this price point. The units may be on the smaller end, but many have been updated. We found five condos in five Boston neighborhoods — Beacon Hill, South Boston, West Roxbury, Dorchester, and East Boston — all for around $500,000. Check them out:

11 Irving St., No. 5, Beacon Hill
$499,000
1 bedroom, 1 bath
407 square feet
$1,226.04 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

Enter this unit through a foyer that flows into the living room space, where you will find a closet, two windows with blinds, a ceiling fan, and parquet floors. You can access the kitchen and bedroom directly off the living room. In the kitchen, there is a gas stove and room for a small table and chairs. The bedroom offers a wall of closets. Building amenities include a common roof deck and a washer/dryer in the basement.

66 Telegraph St., No. 1, South Boston
$499,000
2 bedrooms, 1 bath
770 square feet
$648.05 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

Just steps from Thomas Park, this unit has been renovated but still includes historic details like exposed brick. Inside, you’ll find a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and exposed beams. The condo also includes direct access to a private, grassy backyard with a patio.

124 Manthorne Road, No. 1, West Roxbury
$505,000
2 bedrooms, 1 bath
1,018 square feet
$496.07 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

Set on the first floor of a multifamily home, this condo offers a remodeled kitchen and bath and refinished hardwood floors. Throughout, you’ll find custom woodwork, as well as updated windows, plumbing, and electric. The living area features a ceiling fan, large windows, and a fireplace.

4 Kevin Road, No. 3, Dorchester
$499,000
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,042 square feet
$478.89 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

Newly renovated, this unit is located in a classic Dorchester triple-decker. Inside, you’ll find a gray-and-white color scheme with black doors and a kitchen that has stainless-steel appliances and granite counters. Other new features: plumbing, electric, siding, roof, front and rear balconies, gas lines, walls, and ceilings. The unit comes with deeded parking spaces (one in a garage, the other off-street), as well as deeded rights to build a roof deck.

240 Paris St., Unit 2, East Boston
$500,000
3 bedrooms, 1 bath
1,333 square feet
$375.09 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

This two-level condo offers both roof rights and deeded parking. Inside, the living/dining area opens up to the kitchen, which features ceramic-tile flooring, a breakfast bar, and new stainless-steel appliances. Amenities include a private deck, a laundry alcove with a new washer and dryer, central air, a gas fireplace, recessed lighting, and new wood floors throughout.

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