The primary customer base for Upham’s Corner consists of the residents in the surrounding area—over 17,000 people within one-half mile and over 54,000 within one mile. The market is further enhanced by the thousands of employees at nearby businesses and a multitude of commuters that travel through the area daily.
Available Market Segments
- Residents: Segments include families representing a rich blend of cultures; urban dwellers who work in government, health care, and other service industries; young well-educated professionals beginning their careers; and new homeowners, some with alternative lifestyles.
- Area Employees/Daytime Population: There are approximately 370 businesses and 3,000 employees that work within .5 mile of Upham’s Corner.
- Commuters: Upham’s Corner is located along a primary commuter route into Boston and is a major public transportation hub; every day an average of 27,000 vehicles drive through Upham’s Corner.
Targeted New Businesses
Upham’s Corner is a hub of activity and a great location for many types of new businesses. Outstanding opportunities exist for a multitude of stores including, but not limited to, restaurants, dry cleaners, fitness centers, food or grocery stores, ice cream, cheese, wine or other specialty food shops, home accessories, hardware or game stores and art galleries.
What Makes Upham’s Corner an Ideal Business Location?
- Over 54,000 residents live within one mile; over 17,000 within one-half mile
- Residents prefer to get their goods and services locally; almost 40% do not own cars
- Households with incomes over $75,000 are increasing faster in this neighborhood than in the city overall
- Centrally located and easily accessible from I-93
- Plenty of free on- and off-street parking
- Well served by public transportation including Red Line, bus and Fairmount/Indigo Line
- Urban melting pot of both families and singles; rich mix of cultures including Cape Verdean, Haitian, African American, Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and more
- Welcomes diversity of lifestyles; new residents, many from Boston’s South End, are pioneering the redevelopment of historic homes
- Great location for urban entertainment, retailers, and restaurants