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Somerville is located about 3 miles from downtown Boston
The city has a total area of 4.2 square miles
Population is approximately 75,754 making it one of the most densely populated towns in New England 
Interesting Facts
  • Somerville’s industrial past left one special legacy, the invention of Fluff, the marshmallow creme.
  • Historic Powder House – now considered one of the most distinct ancient ruins in Massachusetts – housed gunpowder for Revolutionary soldiers during the war.
  • Prospect Hill was the site of the raising of the first Grand Union Flag, under the orders of General George Washington, on January 1, 1776.
Squares and neighborhoods
  • Assembly Square
  • Ball Square
  • Brickbottom District 
  • Davis Square 
  • East Somerville 
  • Gilman Square
  • Magoun Square
  • Powder House Square
  • Prospect Hill (part of Union Square)
  • Spring Hill
  • Teele Square
  • Ten Hills
  • Tufts
  • Union Square
  • Winter Hill
  • Sullivan Square
  • Porter Square
  • Inman Square
  • Lechmere Square

Davis Square was named one of the 15 hippest places to live in the U.S by the Utne Reader in November 1997.

Property Assessment
Parking/street cleaning 
Transportation Options
  • Massachusetts Route 28/”McGrath Highway”-runs north/south through Somerville, separating East Somerville from the rest of the city. It is called the “Fellsway” north of I-93 and on into Medford.
  • Interstate 93 runs northwest/southeast through Somerville, separating Ten Hills and Assembly Square from the rest of the city.
  • Rail transit includes:
  1. The Red Line, the Orange Line and MBTA Commuter Rail station in Porter Square, providing access to Boston’s North Station and to locations westward on the Fitchburg Line.
  2. The Green line is to be constructed through Somerville and would bring rail transit service to the core sections of Somerville. The Green Line Extension will be built along existing commuter rail rights-of-way, and will extend service to much of central Somerville, to Tufts University and surrounding areas of Medford, and (along a separate spur) to Union Square.
  • Bike Path
  • The Somerville Community Path is a tree-lined rail trail that runs from Cedar Street to the Cambridge border near Davis Square. It connects with the Alewife Linear Park, which in turn connects with the Minuteman Bikeway and the Fitchburg Cutoff Path. Community activists hope to extend the path eastward to Lechmere Square, which would connect with the Charles River Bike Paths and the proposed East Coast Greenway.

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