When I sit down for the first time with a client who is interested in the purchase of a Midtown Boston Condo, one of my first questions is how they envision their new Boston downtown Lifestyle. Where do you want to spend personal time with friends?  What do you envision a Sunday afternoon looks like living in Downtown Boston?  What do you do for fun?

One of the most important aspects of living in Downtown Boston is the new lifestyle.   A lifestyle that includes work, live, and play all in the same neighborhood perhaps? A lifestyle that means your entertainment and your shopping needs are only  a short walk away.

One of the most important aspects of living Downtown is the access to parks and open civic spaces. City planners inBoston recognize the fact that you do not always have to be holed up in your small Downtown Boston condo or loft all the time.  One of the best aspects of living in Boston Midtown and Downtown specifically is the ability to get outside and experience your community or neighborhood.   In his recent article in the Boston Metropolitan, author Michael Stepner explores the importance of Open Spaces and parks on City planning. Michael states that…”Public Health Professionals have joined with design professionals and others in recognizing that quality urban design and a well designed public realm are key ingredients for health and wellness of the community.”  Basically, he is saying that civic open spaces and parks are the way Downtown Boston Residents experience and enjoy their community.

In his article The Public Realm: The importance of Public Spaces in our Neighborhoods Stepner speaks to the importance of the new  open space that is currently under construction.  This new development will “open up” the access in and around the Waterfront while also creating more park and civic space. In the future, planners are hoping that concerts and performing arts presentations will be held in the new civic areas. Basically… it will serve as an outside extension of other green area.

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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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Ford Realty Inc
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