There was a time in the not to distant past when the concept of Urban Living in Midtown Boston was considered a “trend” or “fad”.   We now know this is no longer the case.   Urban Living in Downtown Boston is desirable and here to stay.  Many “urbanists” will now argue that as Cities grow and suburbs decline…the line between Urban Living and Suburban living will continue to blur. Boston Condo living in Midtown  has become a “movement of lifestyle”.  More and more potential buyers of all ages seek out urban living to be surrounded by: work, live, and entertainment.

In an article entitled “The Fading Distinction Between City and Suburb” the author Richard Florida highlights interesting issues and details surrounding the trend towards a more urban Lifestyle.  If you have a chance, take the time to read through this interesting article.   Here are some bullet points taken for review:

Point 1

  •  The relationship between income and suburban ways of living are strongest in older and more industrial  metros that feature more single family housing

Point 2

  • The relationship between income and suburban ways of living is weaker in larger metro areas and cities where living density is higher and more affluent people live in Downtown Condos

Point 3

  • As the value of housing increases and commutes to urban cores becomes expensive and difficult, those with higher incomes live closer to the urban core in Downtown Condos

Point 4

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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Ford Realty Inc
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