Last year, the average listing price in Allston was $934,666, but prominently grew 5.9 percent to reach $989,500 this year. The market grew more competitive during the same time frame, with inventory prominently dropping 33.3 percent from 3 to 2 homes on the market. Those with children or pets know that hardwood floors in certain rooms are a must - fortunately, a lot of homes in this area offer sturdy hardwood floors. No one likes lugging baskets and baskets of laundry to the laundromat miles away, so take advantage of the convenient in-building laundry rooms found in several places around this city. This city has a handful of penthouses to choose from, offering fantastic views combined with upscale living.