5.9 out of 10


Ranked 5th best city in Massachusetts
42.3899470493083 -71.0970794837038
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian



"One of the hippest places to live!"

Full of double and triple-decker houses, West Somerville is certainly suburban but with an urban feel to it. All along Broadway is noisy and busy and both Davis and Powder House Squares add some definition to it all. I love Davis Square. On a map so many streets converge there that it literally looks like an octopus!

The whole area mixes old and new so well together that it is no wonder it often makes the lists of hippest places to live. It's got students, gays, young professionals as well as working class folks.
There’s a very diverse selection of shops and the arts - both performing and visual - are evident in the many galleries and theatrical venues. Living in West Somerville is getting pricey which is too bad. Hope it doesn't lose any of its charm.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Neighborhoods in Somerville

"Quiet city neighborhood"
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"Great student area!"
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Davis Square

"It's like everything converges here"
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Powder House

"What a mix this neighborhood is!"
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"A really up and coming neighborhood"
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Winter Hill

"Soccer anyone?"
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Spring Hill

"The hills are like a personal stairmaster."
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"Best part of Somerville!"
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"An area high on the arts"
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"On the hippest places to live lists"
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