Where you can live for $2,000 a month

Address: 120 Commercial St., Apt. 1-3

Price: $525,000

Square feet: 859

Price per square foot: $611

Exposed bricks and beams make this one-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex condo stand out. This home — one of the costliest per square foot on our list — is in a professionally managed building constructed in 1870 in Boston's North End/Waterfront neighborhood. It has a loft-like open floor plan with Brazilian hardwood floors, an office space and ample closet storage. The updated kitchen has new stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Location is the key selling point on this home, which costs about $500 per square foot more than the cheapest home on our list. It's within walking distance of the harbor, downtown Boston and major transportation. Condo fees are $380 per month.

Carmela Laurella: CL Waterfront Properties; 617-624-9700