Somerville

Welcome to Somerville

Refined and stylish urban community featuring numerous museums and attractions
 
Bustling and vibrant, Somerville is a thriving city situated northwest of Boston. Numerous museums, charming green spaces, and a host of conveniences and amenities are scattered throughout the town. A major benefit of residing in Somerville is its central location. Within minutes, locals can travel to and from major educational institutions, including Harvard University, Tufts University, and MIT.
 
Because of its prime and desirable location, homes in Somerville are priced higher than in surrounding cities. However, paying a premium to live in this incredibly sought-after city is well worth it. Walkable, elegant, and refined, it is almost impossible not to fall head over heels for Somerville.
 

What to Love

  • Rich arts and culture scene close to Boston and Cambridge
  • Exceptional dining selections with mouth-watering menus
  • Centrally located with easy access to major roadways for simple navigability 

Local Lifestyle

Originally settled in 1630, and founded in 1842, Somerville overflows with history and culture. Sitting along its borders are some of the world’s most respected and acclaimed universities, including Harvard, MIT, and Tufts. In addition to being surrounded by such prestige and exclusivity, the city also boasts an impressive collection of museums. Use your leisure time to explore places such as the Somerville Museum, The Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Modern Renaissance.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Want to experience Somerville like a longtime local? Discover the area’s most popular shopping and dining establishments to further enhance your time in this lovely community.
 
Unlike surrounding locales, Somerville’s restaurants are evenly distributed throughout the city. Instead of having select areas that are densely packed with commercial buildings, residents get to enjoy a more balanced spread. Traveling around town, there are several highly-recommended eateries to try. Once you’ve settled in, check out the menus at places such as Foundry On Elm, Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar, Avenue kitchen + bar, Highland Kitchen, and Sarma Restaurant.
 
Plan on treating yourself to a day of shopping? One of the best spots to peruse is Assembly Row. This complex features favorite retailers such as Trader Joe’s, T.J. Maxx, Saks OFF 5th, J. Crew Factory, HomeGoods, and more. Just over the bridge in Medford, Fellsway Plaza, Gateway Center, and Meadow Glen are home to a wide array of stores. Grab everything you need at Kohl’s, Target, Costco, and more.
 

Things to Do

Somerville has an exceptional reputation for being a hub of arts and cultural attractions. Dive deep into local history — and a myriad of other topics — at the area’s many museums.
 
As you plot out your tour of Somerville’s museums, it is easy to get overwhelmed with the outstanding selection. Schedule time to browse The Mµseum (Tiny Museum), The Friend Smithsonian Museum, Museum of Modern Renaissance, and the Somerville Museum. Steps outside of the city, you can also browse the exhibits at the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, Harvard Art Museums, and Royall House.
 
Hours of family fun await your arrival at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Inside this energetic attraction, enjoy the LEGO 4D Cinema, several rides, and the LEGO City Play Zone. Close to this favorite attraction are several scenic parks. Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park delivers awe-inspiring views of the waterfront, as well as a boardwalk and playground.
 

Schools

Parents of school-aged children have several quality public schooling options around Somerville.
 
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