6 homes for under $500,000 along the Needham commuter rail line

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This two-bedroom, two-bath condo on Greendale Avenue in Needham is on the market for $379,000. Via MLS

Needham is one of the least-busy commuter rail lines, according to a recent MBTA report, but that is not to downplay the time savings it can provide on a traffic-filled Monday morning commute.

If you take the Needham line, you can get to Boston’s South Station in just 45 minutes, according to the timetable. If you decide to drive, Google estimates that on a Monday morning it could take anywhere from 35 minutes to an hour and 10 minutes.

We found six properties along that route for under half a million dollars, and to aid your search, we’ve included the median home price in the community, based on the Zillow Home Value Index.

Check them out:


Median home value: $940,900

1210 Greendale Ave., Unit 340
2 bedrooms, 2 full baths
1,377 square feet


West Roxbury

Median home value: $592,800

41 Vershire St.
2 bedrooms, 1 full bath
775 square feet



Median home value: $554,200

4362 Washington St.
3 bedrooms, 2 full baths
1,560 square feet


Jamaica Plain

Median home value: $609,500

990 Centre St., Unit 4
2 bedrooms, 2 full baths
1,200 square feet



Median home value: $429,300

42 Deckard St.
3 bedrooms, 1 full bath
1,388 square feet


Back Bay

Median home value: $1,065,100

56 Commonwealth Ave., Unit 44
0 bedrooms, 1 full bath
370 square feet



There were no homes listed for under $500,000 when this story was posted.

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