Looking for your dream downtown Boston condo, loft, or penthouse ? You’ve narrowed down the general area, but now it’s time to really consider which neighborhood will best meet your long-term needs. Here are a few tips to help you find the best location for your lifestyle.

Think About You

It might sound obvious to think about yourself when shopping for a new condo in Downtown Boston. However, many first-time homebuyers are quick to shelve key aspects of their lifestyle when searching for a new space. Consider the things you enjoy doing and do most often, be realistic about how far you’re willing to commute to work, and don’t overlook the distance to family members and friends.

Consider Amenities and Necessities

If you regularly visit bars, restaurants, boutiques, grocery stores, pharmacies, or breweries in one area more often than anywhere else, focus your search in that neighborhood. Although it’s not necessarily difficult to get from the far end of the Beacon Hill to the Boston Midtown area, doing it daily isn’t nearly as convenient as simply living near the places you frequent.

Get Out There

The only real way to know if you’ll enjoy one of Boston’s downtown neighborhood more than another is to spend some time there. Visit your potential hood several different times throughout the day and imagine yourself going about your daily routine. Although Downtown Boston neighborhoods are similar, you might find the restaurants and boutiques near Boston Beacon Hill condos are more your taste than those in the Midtown Boston area

Close the Deal

You’ve narrowed down your search to Downtown Boston, but now is the time to find an experienced Downtown Boston real estate agent who can use your criteria to select some options that will best fit your lifestyle and budget.

When you’re ready to begin your search, the Downtown Boston real estate experts at Ford Realty are ready to guide you through the home buying process. Call us at 617-720-5454 or check out our inventory online.

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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.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114



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