Like any other housing market, Boston has seen its fair share of ups and downs throughout the years, most notably during the recent recession. But with the numerous reports recently coming in about the local market's upshift, there are indeed concrete signs that Boston is recovering -- and in greater and faster leaps than ever before.
For instance, S&P's most current home price index show that properties within the Greater Boston Area appreciated by 2.5% compared to last year. Another study done by the National Realtors Association says that the market is shifting towards a seller's market, translating the surge in the demand to own.
And regardless or whether you're thinking of renting or owning your own place to take advantage of these developments, here's a list that should give you a clearer picture of the finest condominiums Boston has to offer:
1) One Charles - Developed by the same people behind the Ritz in downtown, Millennium Partners, this mid-rise is centrally located and has spectacular views of the city, as well as amenities that will surely please and serve.
2) 285 Columbus Park - This converted condominium features lofts with high ceilings, open floor plans. Located by the Back Bay T station, it's only a stone' throw away from everything in the city.
3) 3 Avery Street - Luxurious living with hotel services and scenic views.
4) 330 Beacon Street - This development is perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors. Located by and between the Charles River and Back bay, 330 Beacon has it all.
5) 360 Newbury Street - These loft-style units were designed with cosmopolitan shoppers in mind. Located in haute Newbury Street and architected by none other than Frank Gerhy in 2005, not only are you buying a lifestyle property, but also a piece of art.
6) 44 Prince Street - Although a newly-constructed building, 44 Prince still affords the old charms of the North End. The development boasts a large clock tower and a European-style courtyard with fountain.
7) 45 Providence Street - Conveniently located in the middle of Beacon Hill and Harborfront, this property not only has luxury amenities - it also features an outdoor pool, as well as a roof deck on its 33rd floor.
9) Atelier 505 - Boasting of its first floor proximity to Restaurant Row in the South End, foodies and enthusiasts alike will surely get the best the district has to offer.
10) Audobon Park - Dubbed the finest development in Fenway, Audobon Park at 16 Miner Street located near LandMark Center offers a suburban setting amidst a bustling city.
Want to see more? Click here to see the complete list of top condominiums, courtesy of Curbed Boston.