When it comes to the number of open outdoor patios, Somerville appears to be taking an early lead. As of April 9, Eater’s outdoor patio tracker shows the city boasts at least five spots where you can take a seat under clear-blue spring skies — and more are opening by the day.
A Metro9 condo in Somerville takes you within walking distance of the thriving food and drink scene, like Bronwyn, the Union Square headquarters for German and Central European food, which opened its intimate beer garden in late March.
A few years after The New York Times hailed Somerville as “a hip alternative to both Boston and Cambridge,” the city has indeed emerged as the place to be. Why? Check out this brand-new video for a quick peek at the neighborhood that surrounds Metro9 condos in Somerville and consider the reasons so many now call Metro9 home:
Metro9’s condos in Somerville: Modern and industrial
Once a cold storage facility that housed 1 million lobsters, Metro9 is the stunning result of an exceptional vision (and months of defrosting) that creatively repurposed the sturdy structure into an edgy, distinct space. The rare blend of modern design and industrial features appeals to a range of tastes and gives these condos in Somerville a ruggedly chic aesthetic.
With soaring ceilings, concrete columns, open floor plans, innovative amenities (a sample: art studio/gallery, innovation suite, fitness center with Peloton bikes, fully equipped caterer’s kitchen, pet grooming station, and more) and an expansive roof deck, Metro9 has all the panache of a full-service condo building.
Diverse and vibrant
Metro9 is a reflection of the surrounding neighborhood — diverse, vibrant, and progressive. From the newly opened Bow Market, an open-air bazaar, to the fact Somerville has more artists per capita than any other American city, this community exudes creative energy. Defined by its neighborhood squares, Somerville is a hub for ethnic restaurants, trend-setting bars, and cozy cafés.
And more is coming to the neighborhood, like T and B Pizza, a 50-seat cocktail bar and wood-fired pizzeria set to open in Union Square this summer. Do you want to have a drink al fresco? So far, the following outdoor patios are open in Somerville:
- Elm Street Taproom
- Five Horses Tavern
- River Bar
- Remnant Brewing
Accessible and dynamic
Boston is moving toward Somerville. The new Green Line extension will split just past Lechmere Station, with one branch ending at Union Square and another continuing past a T-stop at Washington Street in east Somerville. Slated for completion in late 2020, the extension will provide a swift connection for Somerville residents to downtown Boston, Back Bay, and beyond.
For Metro9 residents, public transportation options abound even before the grand opening. The Lechmere T-stop is just a 10-minute stroll away. Walk another 10 minutes to reach the Red and Orange Lines. And find several bus routes just a block or two away.
Somerville is also one of only two Massachusetts communities to earn the Gold Level Award from the League of American Bicyclists. Tuck away your bike in Metro9’s bike storage when you get home.
If you like the sound of it all, you should know Metro9 — and the neighborhood — are even better in person. Let us show you around.
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