Moving to a new Boston downtown neighborhood is always exciting, but it can take a bit of time to get used to the changes, and this may be especially true when moving to a place as big and exciting as downtown Boston. If you’ve recently bought a Beacon Hill condo or Boston Seaport condominium, here are a few things you can do to make your new neighborhood feel more like home.

1. Introduce Yourself to Your Neighbors

Nothing makes a neighborhood feel like home more quickly than making friends. Take the time to chat with the people who live near you. They can give you tips about the neighborhood and help you build a sense of community.

2. Go for a Walk

One of the first things you should do is put on a comfortable pair of shoes and go for a stroll. Learn what’s within walking distance of your Beacon Hill condo and become more adjusted to the neighborhood. Walking through the neighborhood can be an easy way to increase familiarity and help you learn how to get around without relying on your phone’s GPS.

3. Look for Local Events

Get a feel for the spirit of your neighborhood by taking part in local events. There are always fun things to do, such as going new bars in the Seaport District, and outdoor concerts, Flower box stroll around Beacon Hill. Going to local events is an easy way to meet people who live near you.

4. Play the Tourist

Avoid just doing things “the locals” like and instead take the time to explore tourist-friendly activities. If you’re new to downtown, try fun activities like going to the Seaport District Museum or catching a game at Fenway Park. You can explore everything downtown Boston has to offer and become more comfortable with the area.

5. Find Your New Favorite Restaurants

Everyone loves to eat, so finding a new restaurant to love nearby is a huge step toward settling in to your neighborhood. Check out the area for cozy little cafés and restaurants in Beacon Hill where you can drop in for a treat whenever you want something tasty.

6. Get Involved in Neighborhood Organizations

Learn whether there’s a condo board, local vegetable garden, or gym you can join nearby. There are all sorts of great organizations where you can work on projects to actively improve the area you live in, which builds a sense of community and helps you put down roots in your new downtown Boston neighborhood.

7. Discover Entertainment Options Nearby

The main reason most people buy Boston downtown real estate, is because there’s so much to do in this area. Whether your idea of a good time is partying in the Seaport District or relaxing with your pet in Beacon Hill near the Boston Common, Boston has something for you. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you adapt to your new neighborhood when you’re having fun.

Downtown Boston has a wealth of fantastic neighborhoods, which is only one reason to consider investing in downtown Boston real estate. If you’re ready to find your perfect home in the downtown district of America’s Finest City, call us today at 617-595-3712.

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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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