Autumn is making its way into the downtown Boston real estate market. The days are shorter, the nights are cooler, and trees on Charles Street Beacon Hill the leaves beginning to show color.
Usually, Beacon Hill streets would be active as Suffolk students and professionals take advantage of everything the college towns, like Boston, has to offer them: classes, lectures, restaurants, and a vibrant social scene.
But just a few weeks into the fall semester, nearly restaurants are mostly empty and the outdoor seating will soon come to an end as the late fall weather settles in. One popular restaurant opts not to sign a new lease, while another one sales went from several thousand dollars a day to some days less than one thousand dollars in sales.
But these, of course, are not normal times. The pandemic is turning many college campuses into coronavirus hotspots, which may worry you if you’re thinking about moving into a Beacon Hill condo for sale or a Beacon Hill apartment.
The trend seems to be more individual’s are moving out of Beacon Hill homes than moving in. Mostly because of fear. And being so close to Suffolk and Emerson college their fear maybe justified.
The New York Times, which has been tracking the virus on college campuses since the pandemic began, has recorded nearly 90,000 cases on roughly 2,000 U.S. campuses.
How will this end? I don’t think anybody really knows. Until we find cure colleges are to their credit has taken steps to slow down the spread of this virus. Both Emerson and Suffolk colleges are actively trying to prevent the virus from spreading by limiting close interactions of any kind. They’re moving classes online, canceling large group events, limiting access to libraries, and requiring masks on campus.
All I can tell you I miss my old neighborhood, I’m tired of this virus, but like you, we must persist on wearing masks and keeping social distancing, while still supporting all the business on Charles Street in Beacon Hill