Best neighborhoods in Somerville

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"Quiet city neighborhood"

- galaxie
I live in the part of West Somerville that's at about the same latitude as Tufts (Clarendon Hill). We're young professionals in a neighborhood that's mixed between young families with kids, retirees,...
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"Great student area!"

- HenryZ
The area around Tufts University is, as one might expect, heavily oriented toward students and university life. Anything you might save on rent because it might be a bit of a walk to the T is cancell...
42.4025206393228 -71.1220091327753

Davis Square


"It's like everything converges here"

- HenryZ
Davis Square is one of those place where so many streets converge that it literally looks like an octopus on a map. The neighborhood mixes new and old and is home to many students and younger professi...
42.3957771840916 -71.1230257557511

Powder House


"What a mix this neighborhood is!"

- HenryZ
Powder House is a small neighborhood along with being one of the landmark roatries in Somerville. The original guard house for gun powder over looks the circle and is designated an historical monumen...
42.3945892832603 -71.1126387497083

"A really up and coming neighborhood"

- HenryZ
The little neighborhood of Magoun Square is shaped like a triangle. It's eastern tip at Broadway and Medford is where the actual square is found. Magoun Square itself is also a little controversial....
42.3957806346217 -71.1057010575474

Winter Hill


"Soccer anyone?"

- HenryZ
Winter Hill is one of the Somerville area’s older neighborhoods and is a big mix of restored homes and apartment buildings. It is a heavily Italian and Irish area with a number of Catholic churches an...
42.3901863661398 -71.0963765253691

Spring Hill


"The hills are like a personal stairmaster."

- HenryZ
Spring Hill is a neighborhood in the central part of Somerville. Situated on a glacial ridge, it was once a farming community. It's about as far from those rural days as one could imagine now. The...
42.3886178672751 -71.1102600602804

"Best part of Somerville!"

- HenryZ
Historic as the first place the American flag ever flew, Prospect Hill has been many things - a POW camp, a military training place and battle site. Somehow, even with a couple of hundred years of ch...
42.382877565141 -71.0961637860573

"An area high on the arts"

- HenryZ
The old Industrial Park is more commonly known as Brickbottom for all the early brick making facilities that used to be there. Early on, it was mixed with the immigrants who lived and worked there....
42.377718549633 -71.0817490976055

"On the hippest places to live lists"

- HenryZ
East Somerville is a wonderful mix if Irish-Americans and Italian Americans along with college students. It makes for a vibrant and eclectic atmosphere that often makes the hippest places to live list...
42.3852772658464 -71.0854821044758

Ten Hills


"A beautiful riverfront in Somerville"

- HenryZ
The Ten Hills area of Somerville doesn't have ten hills. It's got one! It was named after a colonial farm rather than geological formations. Ten Hills is more or less cut off from the rest of Somer...
42.3949576843019 -71.0918778465141

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