What is a Site Condo? and a Guide to Finding Condos in Boston

What is a Site Condo? and a Guide to Finding Condos in BostonIf you have been searching for condo properties in the Boston area recently you might have come across a listing that describes itself as a site condo. A site condo differs from a traditional condo in the fact that it is more of a freestanding single-family property than the apartment-style home that many condo seekers have come to expect.

The Main Characteristics of a Site Condo

According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, there are five characteristics that a property must hold in order to be officially labeled as a site condo.

These five characteristics include that the unit must be built only for a single family and detached from every other property in the community in every way. No part of the property must be considered a common area shared with other homeowners in the neighborhood. The insurance and maintenance costs are the responsibilities of the individual condo unit owner. All condo association fees are collected for attention to amenities outside of the bounds of the personal property. And owners must abide by all condo association rules known as CC and Rs.

In some areas, you may have heard these referred to as detached condos. A site condo is essentially a single-family property just like a traditional house with a smaller lot size than the current standard for single-family homes. These properties often come with more privacy than a traditional condo offers. While they may be at the top end of condo prices they are still priced below traditional single-family home properties in most cases.

Finding Condo Properties in Boston

The city of  Boston is a great place to shop for condo homes. There are great self-managed properties in the outlying suburbs surrounding Boston as well. Seaport also holds a handful of brand-new construction high-rises. Some condo communities in the area offer the best luxury amenities including gyms and rooftop decks. 

With all of the different neighborhood types and property types for condo communities in Boston and the greater Boston area it is crucial to find an experienced local real estate agent that is well-versed in Boston and the many different types of homes it has to offer.

An experienced local Boston real estate agent will help you to navigate what you should expect as far as prices and budget in areas of interest and the type of condo property you are looking for. They can also help to narrow down your condo shopping by asking you a few questions about what you are looking for in your condo property and help to guide you in the best places to look for condo properties that meet your wants and needs.

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59 Nature View Dr #59 Uxbridge,  MA 01569
$399,900
Condo: Olde Canal Village
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,389
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
1
Day on Site
73073946
MLS
This over fifty five condo unit is nestled in the front area of Olde Canal Village abutting the beautiful Blackstone River Preserve and Canal..As you enter into the living room with cathedral...
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,439
Sq.Ft.
1850
Year Built
1
Day on Site
73074664
MLS
Sophisticated & Chic - this end unit condo located one street over from the rail trail just completed a full renovation! White oak flooring throughout, tasteful, current and also classic choices were...
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
832
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
1
Day on Site
73075616
MLS
MUST SEE CONDO LOCATED IN GRAFTON! Beautiful two level condo move in ready sitting on a quiet dead end street. The property has two bedrooms located on the second floor with one having sliding door...
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191 Washington Street #609 Boston,  MA 02135
1
Beds
1
Baths
576
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2/1/23
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72961615
MLS
Announcing Brighton's Newest Premier Condo Community that has it all - Phase 4 Release. This beautifully appointed Jr One bedroom home features designer kitchen with stainless steel Bosch appliances...
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43 Ocean Ave #43 Lynn,  MA 01902
$430,000
Condo: Benz Estate Condominium
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,501
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
2/1/23
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73038434
MLS
Beautiful water front duplex condo, situated 15 miles to Boston, 9 miles to Logan international Airport. well managed Benz Estates (an association of 10 units), on a quiet street in the Diamond...
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120 Fairview Rd #120 Needham,  MA 02492
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,224
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
2/1/23
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73038766
MLS
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS CLOSED! Resale of an affordable townhouse located in the High Rock Homes Development is being sold to a qualifying buyer through the Needham Planning and Community Development...
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65 Washington #206 Salem,  MA 01970
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,687
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2/1/23
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73041873
MLS
Located in the heart of historic and cosmopolitan Salem, BRIX is the first of its kind bringing luxury urban condominium living to the North Shore. This brand new spacious three bedroom condo is...
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305 Commonwealth Avenue #2 Boston,  MA 02115
$8,400,000
Condo: Thayer Mansion
4
Beds
3
Baths
4,253
Sq.Ft.
1899
Year Built
2/1/23
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72956753
MLS
Exquisite Renovation of a historic Peabody and Stern mansion, located on the sunny side of Comm Ave. In 2019, the Thayer Mansion under went an extensive rehabilitation to create this luxurious 4...
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76 S Quinsigamond Ave #4 Shrewsbury,  MA 01545
$406,000
Condo: Quinsigamond Shores
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,477
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
2/1/23
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73057590
MLS
Major price adjustment! "Original" unit is awaiting your personal touches & updating! This side unit overlooks the lawn/garden with lake views from Living Room & Balcony. Cathedral ceiling Living...
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100 Station Landing #506 Medford,  MA 02155
$600,000
Condo: Skyline Condominium
1
Beds
1
Baths
745
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
2/1/23
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73061106
MLS
Opportunity to own a one bedroom & one bathroom condo in Station Landing. The living room and kitchen are an open concept floorplan - ideal for entertaining! The bedroom has a large walk-in closet...
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30 Water St #6 Attleboro,  MA 02703
$390,000
Condo: Water View Condominiums
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,758
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2/1/23
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73062456
MLS
Welcome to Water View Condominiums located in a peaceful Attleboro setting! This fully refinished and turnkey condo offers a highly desirable 4 bedroom, 2 full baths which include a first-floor...
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34 Meeting House Ln #105 Stow,  MA 01775
$405,000
Condo: Meeting House Of Stow
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,229
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
2/1/23
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73063396
MLS
Welcome to Stow's Meeting House an over 55 Community 25 miles West of Boston. Something for everyone on 14 Acres with gardens & on-site management. Features include Community Room, Library, Workshop,...

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