A couple days ago, a local reporter said that the Red Sox management’s buy of area buildings and sites had stimulated development in the Fenway neighborhood.

That’s a questionable statement. Especially if you’ve walked through Kenmore Square anytime recently.

The area’s a dump.

You might like eating at the Eastern Standard or meeting a mate at the Foundation Lounge, but the rest of it feels like Times Square, circa 1985 (or 1975, for that matter …).

Empty storefronts, sketchy people, barren stretches of street, cars barreling through without caution.


Enjoy the game!

(Today, Steve Bailey at the Globe covers the issue, saying that perhaps BU will be helping out, indirectly, by selling off a lot of its Kenmore Square holdings … which would be unfortunate, given that their buildings are the only ones showing any life in the area!)

More:Inside baseball – By Steve Bailey, The Boston Globe

Also: Successful teams spark surrounding development – By Scott Van Voorhis, The Boston Herald

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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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