It turns out that Boston — yes, Boston — is the No. 1 city in these United States in terms of “Rides of Glory,” the opposite of “Walks of Shame.”

You might be saying, “Huh?” So let us explain. “Walks of Shame” is a trendy negative reference to how some people have to walk home after a one-night-stand hook-up. But “Rides of Glory” are just the opposite, as measured by  taxi-destination data about how many people get a second cab ride after an initial late evening or early morning drop off in a neighborhood.

The results of this stunning sociological data mining project: We’re No. 1! Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South Boston, South End and the Fenway-Kenmore areas are the “sexiest” neighborhoods in the city, based on Rides of Glory data rankings.

Now imagine: You’re selling your home. You want to close the deal. The potential buyer is balking. So you unleash the killer sales pitch, “Did you know this neighborhood is one of the top Rides of Glory areas in the nation?” It could revolutionize the real-estate sales matrix.

File under: Done deal

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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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