Urban-suburban community known as one of the most diverse cities in Massachusetts.

Overview for Somerville, MA

80,608 people live in Somerville, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $59,447. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

33 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Welcome to Somerville

A bustling city northwest of Boston

Located 4 miles northwest of Boston, Somerville is an urban-suburban community known as one of the most diverse cities in Massachusetts. Somerville residents are often in the center of it all, divided into city squares.

The city is not only close to Boston; it's also packed with history and culture, including two historic districts you can explore. That includes Magoun Square, where you'll find several locally-owned shops and restaurants that serve international food.

Each neighborhood in Somerville real estate has its charm, and houses here tend to reflect that. Greek Revival, Victorian, and Federal architecture are all part of the local landscape. This paints a picture of Somerville as a charming and close-knit community.

What to Love

  • Urban lifestyle
  • Beautiful and modern homes
  • Public transportation
  • Convenient commute being close to Boston

Local Lifestyle

Living in Somerville means being in the center of it all. Technology startups, restaurants, and banks in Davis Square are turning this into a new city center. Somerville residents are hard-working, often commuting to Boston for work or school.

Somerville is also becoming the hipster community of Boston with its many locally-owned shops, restaurants, and bars. Combined with modern homes in desirable neighborhoods like Winter Hill, Union Square, and Teele Hill, this makes Somerville an ideal place to live!

Being this close to Boston, residents enjoy a short commute and easy access to museums, universities, and other cultural amenities. But there's enough in town too, as we'll explore below.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining and entertainment scene in Somerville is full of excitement. You can expect to find locally-owned restaurants and bars, including international options like Pakistani street food or Italian cafés.

The Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar is a family-run restaurant that serves classic American dishes with a modern twist from the menu and interior design. The establishment was an iconic diner and repurposed for this all-American experience.

Highland Kitchen features southern-inspired menu items and a carefully crafted cocktail list for more upscale tastebuds.

Shopping in Somerville is mainly done along the Assembly Row, where local boutiques and home decor stores flourish. There's also a longstanding flea market that happens every Sunday—the perfect opportunity to bring back your favorite finds to your new Somerville home!

As for entertainment, the Somerville Theatre is over 100 years old and shows both new and classic films all year long. Ideal for catching up on the latest Hollywood hits or even watching old favorites. They also host live shows from comedians and musicians from around the area.

Things to Do

What you spend your day doing in Somerville depends on which square you visit. Davis Square and Union Square are the most popular, but each has its unique vibe.

Davis Square is more relaxed, with cafes where you can enjoy coffee and do some light reading. The area is also known for its shopping—from books to vintage clothing—and food options.

Union Square is more energetic, with busy streets that are always bustling. You'll find hipster studios, restaurants, and boutiques in this square.

In Teele Square, you can find a more local feel with smaller shops and less traffic. Many small businesses have been thriving here since the 1970s, so this is an excellent area for finding unique gifts or souvenirs from your new home.


Somerville has a top-notch school system that focuses on education for all types of learners.

  • Sommerville High School
  • West Somerville Neighborhood School
  • Albert F. Argenziano School

Somerville Real Estate

Dive into the thriving heartbeat of Somerville, a city renowned for its lively streets, rich arts culture, and a diverse populace. If you're considering a move into the city or looking to sell, here's a glimpse into the Somerville real estate scenario:


  • Price Point: The median home value in Somerville hovers around $970,000. This indicates both the city's desirability and the competitive nature of the market. The demand is palpable, and homes frequently command prices close or even above their asking rates.

  • Housing Types: From single-family homes that provide privacy to modern condos and townhouses reflecting urban chic, there's a range of properties to suit varied tastes. Also, for those seeking apartment living, Somerville has a selection of cozy apartment complexes.

  • Prime Locations: Many homes lie within easy walking distances of iconic spots like Tufts University and Davis Square, making them appealing for those associated with academia or anyone who enjoys a bustling city life. And for those prioritizing culture and a vibrant social scene, neighborhoods like Davis Square and Union Square beckon with their myriad shops, eateries, and artistic vibes. Meanwhile, places like Winter Hill and East Somerville offer tranquility and diversity, respectively, and Teele Square stands out for its family-centric environment.

  • A City to Savor: Living in Somerville means embracing a walkable urban landscape, teeming job opportunities especially in the tech domain, and prepping for cold, snowy winters. Although the cost of living leans on the higher side, the city's offerings and energetic ambiance make the investment worthwhile.

Amidst this dynamic real estate atmosphere, the RE/MAX Destiny team emerges as a beacon for potential buyers and sellers. Our profound understanding of Somerville's real estate intricacies ensures clients receive unparalleled service:


  • Tailored Home Searches: We align listings with your preferences and budget.
  • Skilled Negotiation: Our team strives to fetch the best possible price for you.
  • Seamless Financing Guidance: From mortgage pre-approvals to securing competitive interest rates, we're by your side.
  • Smooth Closings: Our agents ensure the final steps in your home journey are hassle-free.

Considering Somerville's real estate potential? Reach out to the RE/MAX Destiny team. Let our seasoned agents guide you through the Somerville property labyrinth, ensuring your real estate dreams come to fruition.

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Demographics and Employment Data for Somerville, MA

Somerville has 34,523 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Somerville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 80,608 people call Somerville home. The population density is 23,431.811 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.12 / 49.88%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

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Around Somerville, MA

There's plenty to do around Somerville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Very Bikeable
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Excellent Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cobble, Alba Produce, and Clothware.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.46 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.01 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.53 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.01 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.88 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Work With Us

RE/MAX Destiny is a team of real estate agents who are committed to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge. We understand that buying or selling a home is a big decision, and we are here to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. We will work with you every step of the way, from finding the perfect home to closing the deal. If you are looking for a real estate agent who is committed to providing exceptional service, then RE/MAX Destiny is the team for you. We are the best in Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge real estate, and we are here to help you achieve your real estate goals.