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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:44:57 PM

Looking to buy a parking spot in a famed Boston neighborhood? It's going to cost you. According to the Boston Globe, Lisa Blumenthal just won an auction that saw two parking spots sell for a shocking $560,000.

According to the article, the spots behind 298 Commonwealth Ave. are in a neighborhood that already is home to the city's most expensive parking spots. A space at 48 Commonwealth Ave. set the record for a single spot at $300,000 in 2009. Two tandem spots a block from the Public Garden on Commonwealth Avenue sold for $200,000 last summer, and a spot on Marlborough Street went for $250,000 in December, according to the real estate firm Cabot & Co.

The rare opportunity to own a primo Back Bay parking spot came courtesy...

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rocknvox
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 12:44:28 AM

more money than brains
deant99
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 10:34:03 PM

If I could afford those spaces I would have also bought a motorhome to park in one of the spaces. Boston Strong.
magpie2013
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 7:08:15 PM

Hey they could park here and I wouldn't charge them that much, course if I had that kind of money whew I wouldn't spend it on a parking space!:)
babycatt116
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 1:19:51 PM

I wish I had amount of cash just to THINK about
baddog58
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 1:18:28 PM

Sounds about right, inflation-wise....a friend was told it would cost him $100,000 in 1979! He took the job but left his car at home in Texas.
Farquon
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 8:06:09 AM

Wow, I had no idea.
doncNJ
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 10:48:13 AM

These people are crazy and very rich.
Gxpress
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2014 10:49:27 PM

Wonder how much the annual tax is on that parking spot.
mbfd302
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 12:24:36 PM

At least Boston has great public transportation if you don't or can't afford to drive and park.
Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 9:01:29 AM

Location, Location, Location
mdcsgt
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 5:14:46 PM

Crazy!!! That's why I live in SC
collins5150
Rookie Author California

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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2013 11:04:08 PM

unbelievable
Retired-Coastie
Champion Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2013 12:52:54 PM

And this is why people double and triple park in Beantown. Traffic is crazy in that town, take the bus.
monkeythief
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2013 1:54:02 PM

Way too stupid!!!
cools1611
Champion Author Providence

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 3:37:39 PM

I use to be in boston and it's crazy out there. No parking spots available. My friend he sold his car coz of the parking issues and everyone uses public transport like red line, green line.
mabrams184
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 5:33:01 PM

Someone else with too much money
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 2:26:57 AM

There are fools in every city.
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:34:18 PM

yikes... another reason boston stinks lol
agrico
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 8:17:14 PM

that would buy a lot of taxi rides
nvwarped
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 2:15:01 AM

wow...this is crazy.
Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 10:55:27 AM

wow, that is more than the car cost.
SmartShopper520
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 8:29:12 AM

Boston must be for the wealthy only. What do those within the poverty belt do in Boston? What are the wealthy in Boston doing to help those with less?
Those whom can afford to pay these high parking spot costs, are in a good
position to make a big difference for the betterment of mankind. GO WEALTHY BOSTON, YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE and still live very well. GOD BLESS!
priver
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2013 5:54:25 PM

you got money when?? mmm
xbAG
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 8:48:39 PM

thankfully I do not live in Boston!
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 5:41:40 AM

99: not likely, but definitely. Then again, maybe if you count amortization over the life of the car, it might cost less than parking tickets lol.
99dakota
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 9:02:00 AM

The parking spot likely costs more than the car. This makes no sense.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 7:42:42 AM

I wouldn't want to live where I had to pay that much just to park...
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2013 11:32:55 PM

boston - another reason it sucks
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2013 8:25:28 AM

donatelo: well, not everyone is like you. Some ppl have lots of loose cash laying around.
Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2013 11:36:51 AM

this is silly, I would ride a bike before paying that much for a parking space.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2013 5:42:13 AM

dopster: of course it's olds.. it's PD's BLOG, not news...
baddog58
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 2:05:01 PM

Back in 1979 my son's friend moved to Boston after high school graduation to study the culinary arts, driving up there in his new car. He drove it back the next weekend and left it at his parent's house because it was going to cost him $100,000 to park it!
txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:30:20 PM

Let free market work. I would not bid in this auction.
zman11896
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:51:37 AM

Thats crazy! No point of having a car in the city
BJWI
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:38:50 AM

Some people have more money than sense.
caddilac
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:33:34 PM


"Want to park? Two spots in Boston sold for $560,000"

OMG, three or four days running for this blog as well.

And they are BOTH blogs by the moderators and are 'stickys' so that no new news article can bump them.

F22Raptor
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:31:06 PM

I'd sell a parking spot in my driveway for a mere $56K.
LostAgain2009
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:29:07 PM

I can't believe the dreck that gets voted up to front page status these days. Rarely do the articles have a darn thing to do with the price of gas.
rodzilla123
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:27:27 PM

Hard to believe this post is still here, What is GasBuddy doing?? Are they on Vacation???
muquee
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:26:06 PM

WOW
GManCo
Champion Author Colorado Springs

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:24:34 PM

This is not gas news and is very OLD!!
LongPlay
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:23:23 PM

Who wants to live in Boston? You don't really need a car in downtown Boston!
Tralp
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:19:45 PM

OK
randog
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:18:19 PM

This has been around at least three days, too. Old!
MDTDriver
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:16:28 PM

A parking spot that cost my than my Home?
gas_sipperNY
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:14:15 PM

Ask these people to donate $10 to people in need, and most won't give you a dime! Do you know how many third world refugees could be fed on that kind of money?
danreino
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:12:44 PM

Roger Clemens spot
DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:12:34 PM

4 Days for this article.
tdeaton1
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:09:55 PM

Real old news.
redtruckaz
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:09:24 PM

Weel, if you have it buy it. Who cares?? Hamburger in NYC cost $50.00 and they sell a lot of them each day.
LtRTH
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 2:05:49 PM

More cobwebs. The affluent don't care.
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