Hip, funky, and right downtown. No wonder Gen-X buyers snatched up these condos: Fifty-two sold in 48 hours.
The real lure probably began with pricing. Developer Boulevard CENTRO offered the units at prices of $138,500 to $178,500 in an area where some new condos sell for $350,000 plus. But the 825- to 845-square-foot units' open loft plans and funky features -- such as concrete floors, exposed interior masonry walls, and open metal stairs -- cemented the deal. All units include high-speed Internet wiring, too.