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

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

The RE/MAX Destiny team know that Somerville is one of the best places in the Boston area to live. If you're deciding where to start your home search, consider Somerville. Our team can help you find amazing Somerville homes for sale and make the entire buying process a breeze. Contact us today and find your Boston area dream home.

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