1. The Boston Common

If we had to sum up Boston Beacon Hill condo outdoor recreation opportunities, it would be “Boston Common.” Locals enjoy walking their pets, enjoying various protests and local concerts. Beacon Hill close to other public parks and greenways  which make it easy to relax along the Charles River.

2. A Place Where Kids Thrive

If you’re buying a home in Beacon Hill because it looks like a great place to raise a family, you’re right. Beacon Hill kids get a great education with plenty of school choice options and a high ranking for Boston School District. In addition to the many natural attractions in and around Beacon Hill, kids have ample opportunity to play outside close to home because many parks within walking distance.

3. Your Social Calendar = Booked

Boston Beacon Hill  is a hub for community engagement. People get involved here, whether through politics, creative projects, their local schools, or just showing up to beautify a park or support the opening of a new local business on Charles Street. One great way to find out what’s going on in any given neighborhood — whether you already live there or are thinking about buying a Beacon Hill home — is to check out the Beacon Hill Times calendar section.

4. A Feast for Foodies

Beacon Hill restaurant scene is comparable to Boston neighborhoods twice its size — thanks to thriving Charles Street that provide ethnic food, and a populace more than happy to eat out and support the neighborhoods cafes, gourmet restaurants and local pubs.

5. Green Convenient 

Beacon Hill is a bonafide “green” Boston neighborhood, a place where residents and governments make the extra effort to reduce the environmental impact of everything they do. Bicycle commuters abound, but those who don’t power their own ride can take advantage of public transportation options on par with much larger cities. Beacon Hill residents enjoy more frequent opportunities to take the train or bus. In other words, if you buy a condo in  Beacon Hill, you’re very likely to enjoy a convenient walking distance or a T ride to downtown Boston with a tiny carbon footprint.

6. A Great Investment

It would be hard to pick a city with more potential for housing market growth than Beacon Hill. Just in the last year, home values grew expediently one of the highest year-over-year gain in the Case-Schiller report. As of today you would be hard press to find more than 10 Beacon Hill condos for sale. .

7. Rent is Insane

Beacon Hill Home prices are increasing right now, but amazingly rent prices are increasing much, much faster. I most parts right now your mortgage payment would be significantly less than your monthly lease check.

8. Final tip:

I love all the things that make Portland unique — our culture, our fantastic access to the outdoors, our pubs — I also think it is fantastic that you can buy a Beacon Hill home with the full representation of a fantastic real estate agent without paying them a dime. Most buyers agents in town accept the commission offered by the seller and do not charge their clients direct.

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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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