Boston condos for sale: Online search tools you may not of known about

Considering a move to Boston Beacon Hill, or the Boston Seaport? From Boston Midtown to Charles River Park, there’s a wide area to cover. Fortunately, there are some great online tools to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

Here are a few information sources for Boston downtown condo data, maps and general information.

A view on cities

This is the one-stop shop for everything you need to see in the City of Boston.

This site specializes in real estate data with the goal of help Boston condo for sale buyers make informed decisions. Their end goal is to sell you a “Pro Report” but the free data and interactive maps are worth a look. You’ll find some lists of best Boston downtown neighborhoods for education, income growth and real estate appreciation.

AARP Livability Index

The AARP’s Livability Index is still the best source of hard data on what it’s like to live anywhere in the Boston metro area. They track everything from accessibility (how many homes have zero-step entrances?)  to air quality, to the number of grocery stores, giving a score in seven categories. There’s also a comparison tool so you can weigh, Boston Beacon Hill against Boston Seaport or Charles River Park against Boston Midtown.

This website is the leader in school ratings, so much so that they are starting to feature the Greatschools score in the description for Boston condos for sale. These scores are based on test scores and might not reflect your student’s experience there. However, it’s an undeniable fact that school rankings affect Boston condo sale values. .

Not into online research? As your real estate team we’re here to get you the information you need — whether you’re buying or selling in the downtown Boston area. Please call us today at 617-595-3712.

Author Profile

John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

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