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    For sale: Hillside condos in Roxbury and Brighton

    Take the high road to these units, one on Fort Hill and the other on Corey Hill.




    CONDO FEE $175 per month

    BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1 full


    LAST SOLD FOR $120,000 in 1989

    PROS This first-floor condo in a 1920 Colonial is about halfway up Fort Hill, around the corner from scenic Highland Park. Enter into the living room, where an arched window looks out across the street at Rockledge, the longtime home of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. A compact kitchen and sunny dining alcove open to the living area, all with hardwood floors. A hallway leads past a small laundry closet and full bathroom to two bedrooms in back; the master has double closets and big bay windows. Unit includes basement storage and one deeded driveway spot. CONS This home is under agreement.

    Thomas O’Connor, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, 617-251-6393,

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    SQUARE FEET 1,272

    CONDO FEE $374 per month

    BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full


    LAST SOLD FOR $359,900 in 2002

    PROS This second-floor unit on Corey Hill is cheerful and charming, with original features like hardwood floors, ornate radiators, and pocket doors between the large living and dining rooms. In contrast to those 1902 details, the new, modern-look kitchen has stainless appliances, stone counters, and an island with gas stove — plus oversized windows above the sink offering miles of views over Brighton and Cambridge. A hallway connects three similar-sized bedrooms and an updated full bath; the bedroom in front opens to a private balcony with more sweeping views. Unit includes a deeded parking spot and basement storage closet. CONS Shared coin-operated laundry in basement. This home is under agreement.

    Lance Greene, Griffin Properties, 617-999-5658,