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For sale: Homes near commuter ferry docks

Summer may be over, but every day’s a harbor cruise when you commute by ferry from these properties in Charlestown and Hingham.

$629,000

45 FIRST AVENUE, UNIT 311 / CHARLESTOWN

SQUARE FEET 849

CONDO FEE $616 per month

BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1 full

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LAST SOLD FOR $640,000 in 2016

PROS Don’t let the location or brick exterior fool you: This building in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, a block from the waterfront’s restaurants, marinas, and harbor shuttle, is just two years old. Walnut floors and other wood accents give the third-floor unit a warm feel despite its modern luxury finishes. Enter into a sleek galley kitchen with white quartz counters, Bosch appliances, and breakfast bar. A small dining area connects to the living room. A crisp white bathroom sits between the sunny main bedroom and a smaller one at the back, currently used as a den. Stacked laundry is in a closet off the bathroom.

CONS Second bedroom has no windows.

Frank Celeste, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, 617-872-3227, frankceleste.com

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$720,000

23 SHIPYARD DRIVE, UNIT 208 / HINGHAM

SQUARE FEET 1,255

CONDO FEE $535 per month

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BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 2 full

LAST SOLD FOR $690,000 in 2015

PROS This newer unit in the Moorings at Hingham Shipyard is upstairs from the Trident oyster bar, a short walk from Trader Joe’s and other retailers, and about a half-hour from downtown Boston via the MBTA ferry. The entryway leads to a galley kitchen with an airy mosaic backsplash, deep pantry closet, and peek-through breakfast bar overlooking the open dining and living area; a balcony off the living room offers marina views. Nearby are a full bath, laundry closet, and large bedroom. The master bedroom features a walk-in closet and bath with double vanity and shower. Two deeded parking spots included.

CONS Living next to Wahlburgers and other busy restaurants might not be for everyone.

Denise Marshall, William Raveis Real Estate, 617-875-7774, denise.marshall@raveis.com