Charlestown


The oldest community in Boston, Charlestown is positioned along the banks of Boston Harbor and the Mystic River on the north side of the city, and is essentially a 19th century village with historic 16th century heritage. Home to the U.S.S. Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument and the Navy Yard, the historic yet vibrant ambiance of Charlestown continues to draw both new residents and visitors.


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Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.2M
Lowest Price $380K
Highest Price $4.3M
Total Listings 44
Avg. Price/SQFT $843

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4 Soley St, Boston

$4,295,000

4 Soley St, Boston

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,224 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 72982246

John Neale & Bradford Sprogis Sprogis & Neale Real Estate

16 Lawrence Street, Boston

$3,999,000

↓ $801,000

16 Lawrence Street, Boston

7 Beds 4 Baths 3,850 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # 72972429

Nancy Ciampa Mclaughlin Redfin Corp.

43 Chestnut St, Boston

$2,395,000

43 Chestnut St, Boston

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,033 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 72978607

Candice Macoul Luxury Living Real Estate

43 Chestnut Street, Boston

$2,395,000

43 Chestnut Street, Boston

3 Beds 4 Baths 3,033 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # 72976711

Candice Macoul Luxury Living Real Estate

324 Bunker Hill Street #203, Boston

$1,799,000

324 Bunker Hill Street #203, Boston

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,892 SqFt Condominium MLS® # 72961531

The Sarkis Team Douglas Elliman Real Estate

113 Elm Street, Boston

$1,629,000

↓ $50,000

113 Elm Street, Boston

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,601 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 72964845

Emilios L. Milios Coldwell Banker Realty - Waterfront

51 School Street, Boston

$1,500,000

51 School Street, Boston

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,900 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # 72983422

The Madden Team Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate

New
30 Monument Square #407, Boston

$1,499,000

30 Monument Square #407, Boston

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,403 SqFt Condominium MLS® # 72984824

Nancy Roth Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

197 Eighth Street #425, Boston

$1,399,000

↓ $21,000

197 Eighth Street #425, Boston

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,722 SqFt Condominium MLS® # 72947068

Nancy Soisson Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlestown

New
26 Cross Street #2, Boston

$1,350,000

26 Cross Street #2, Boston

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,131 SqFt Condominium MLS® # 72985305

Gail Lockberg Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate

New
86 High St #1, Boston

$1,239,000

86 High St #1, Boston

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,431 SqFt Condominium MLS® # 72985149

Kevin Lewis Compass

15 Henley St #f, Boston

$1,175,000

15 Henley St #f, Boston

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,320 SqFt Condominium MLS® # 72980134

Senkler, Pasley & Dowcett Coldwell Banker Realty - Concord

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Learn More About the Charlestown Real Estate Market

Like many of the oldest neighborhoods of Boston, Charlestown real estate has experienced a pretty dramatic shift in the last few decades. Similar in style to nearby neighborhoods like Back Bay and Beacon Hill, there’s plenty of red-brick facades and colonial-era architecture. Many of these historic homes have been renovated so that they feature more modern amenities while still maintaining the historic charm of the exterior.

Unlike Back Bay and Beacon Hill, home prices tend to trend a bit lower - available Charlestown real estate is still highly sought after, so available homes don’t tend to stay on the market long. If this is the neighborhood you’re interested in, it’s beneficial to prepare yourself to be make a quick offer.

As Boston’s oldest neighborhood, it doesn’t get much more Boston than Charlestown. The community is positioned on a peninsula at the confluence of Boston Harbor and the Mystic and Charles Rivers. The neighborhood’s position just across the harbor from Boston’s downtown core makes it an especially popular choice for working professionals and younger families. The downtown area of the city is easily accessible via ferry from the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Charleston Neighborhood Highlights

The Charlestown neighborhood was originally its own town, founded as the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony back in 1629. The community is centered around the Bunker Hill monument that also serves as the end point of the popular “Freedom Trail” through the city of Boston.

The neighborhood's most popular shops, bars and restaurants are all clustered around Main Street and City Square. Much like Back Bay and Beacon Hill, Charlestown is a popular choice for pedestrians, both local and tourists, for its gas-lit streets laid with brick. There’s also stunning harbor or river views from the waterfront. Boston’s National Historical Park provides scenic green spaces as well as historic buildings and the Naval Yard is usually home to the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the US Navy.

Notably also, Charleston stakes a claim at being the home of the oldest bar in Massachusetts - Warren Tavern, named for a revolutionary war patriot.

With so much variety to offer, it’s easy to see why many homebuyers choose to make this lovely neighborhood their home. To start your real estate search in Charlestown, contact Terrier Real Estate today! Their Boston REALTORS® are here to help.