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4 Reasons Somerville is One of Boston’s Best Neighborhoods

Here’s the scoop: Somerville is awesome, and not just because there are an endless number of fun things to do or because it’s far less expensive then downtown Boston or because it’s developed a chic, avant-garde vibe without losing it’s grit – though all of these things are true.  The truly remarkable thing about Somerville is that although it’s made up of squares and neighborhoods that all have their own distinct personality, the whole of the city is more than the sum of it’s parts.  Here are the top 5 reasons we think Somerville is one of the best neighborhoods around Boston to purchase a condo.  

The Squares

From Davis to Ball to Teele, each of Somerville’s squares is a unique conglomeration of good restaurants, fun shops and vibrant energy.  Davis Square, considered by many to be the heart of Somerville, is a destination for culture and variety in every form.  Some come to Davis with a purpose – to catch a concert or movie at the century-old Somerville Theater or to indulge in the yumminess of Boston Burger Company – but many just like to walk around, people watch and listen to music.  Assembly Square is located along the Mystic River and is home to Assembly row, a 45 acre, mixed-use space that includes premium retail outlets, restaurants, condos for sale, apartments, office and research space, a movie theater and a hotel.  In Union Square, developers are planning to build more than 2 million square feet of office, housing and open space, positioning it to become a very attractive option for corporations looking for larger space at a more affordable price than downtown Boston or Kendall Square.  Somerville real estate can vary quite a bit from square to square, with Assembly and Davis at more of a premium than most of the others, but as a whole single-family homes and condos for sale in Somerville are far more affordable than those in Cambridge and Boston.  

The Food

Somerville has a thriving culinary scene.  From a quirky, family-owned bakery to Peruvian take-out to a truck-stop turned diner, there’s really something for everyone.  Most restaurants are authentic and unpretentious, and you can usually count on great service and atmosphere.  Highland Kitchen is a local favorite for those that live and own homes and condos in Somerville – reliably delicious with friendly and fast service, and Dave’s Famous Pasta in Davis Square serves up some of the best sandwiches in all of Boston. If you’re craving Hawaiian-style poke, make your way to Manoa Poke Shop where you’ll find quality seafood in a casual environment.  There are several notable Mexican restaurants, like Taco Loco Mexican Grill and Tenoch, and a diverse selection of international cuisines. To round out your culinary tour through Somerville, visit 7ate9 Bakery for a cheesecake that’s sure to make an impression!  

The Energy

Clocking in at just over 4-square miles, Somerville is densely populated and packs a lot into a small space.  But instead of feeling overcrowded, the number of people and variety of personalities create depth and intrigue.  Add to this the active arts community, a dynamic cultural environment and a strong sense of community and you’ve got a city with a whole lot of dimension.  The energy created by such a charismatic city has become increasingly appealing to Bostonians, which in turn has had a significant impact on real estate in Somerville.  To meet demand, new condo buildings like Metro9 are being developed throughout the city, and like everything else in Somerville, the new condos are bold and full of personality.  

The Location

Somerville is optimally located for anyone who wants easy access to downtown Boston or Cambridge, or for those who frequently travel on I-93 or I-95.  Because traffic can be unbearably heavy in and around Boston, nearby neighborhoods with great public transportation options are becoming increasing appealing.  Both the Red Line and the Orange Line run through Somerville, as well as the MBTA Commuter Rail from northwest of Boston and the MBTA bus system throughout Somerville’s different neighborhoods.  Metro9, the stylish new condo building in Somerville is less than a 20 minute walk from the Red and Orange Lines, and just a ten minute walk to Kendall Square, Lechmere Square, Union Square, Inman Square and the Green Line.  With a walk score of 91, Metro9 Somerville is a walker’s paradise, just steps from restaurants, coffee houses, pubs and taverns and everyday conveniences such as banks, drugstores, food markets and shopping centers.  Here’s more information about public transportation around Metro9 and the benefits of its ideal locale.

Somerville is an ideal neighborhood to call home for anyone who appreciates an innovative, authentic and stimulating environment.  But one of the best things about Metro9 Somerville is that it’s right on the Cambridge line, so residents have direct access to the best parts of both cities, each of which have their own unique and dynamic style.  For more information about these bold new condos for sale in Somerville, contact us.  

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