Somerville

42.3876° N, 71.0995° W

Welcome to Somerville

The infamous “The Brooklyn of Boston”.

 

Somerville, Massachusetts, is known for its proximity to Boston and its walkable location to popular areas like Charlestown and Harvard Square. Nicknamed “The Brooklyn of Boston" for its incredible dining experiences, endless entertainment, and cultural opportunities, Somerville offers a vibrant and attractive living experience where there’s something for everyone. Home to Tufts University, Somerville has an undeniably hip atmosphere that naturally attracts residents of all ages. Although densely populated, the city maintains a small-town American feel and a close-knit community.

 

Somerville is home to several affluent communities, each with a distinctive neighborhood square. From single-family and charming duplexes in West Somerville to various homes, condos, and apartments in Teele Square, it's easy for every resident to find their ideal setting in Somerville. 

 

What to Love

  • Easy access to Boston
  • Miles of bikeable streets and paths
  • Entertainment around every corner

 

Local Lifestyle

From delicious cuisine to entertainment and fun outdoor activities, Somerville has something for every personality. Somerville is made up of several unique communities, each with its own squares. Teele, Davis, Ball, and Union squares are home to unbeatable shopping experiences, trendy entertainment venues, and high-end dining. 

 

Somerville is a walkable paradise but also offers a widely-successful public transportation program for families, students, and professionals. Whether residents are seeking an easy commute into Boston, classes at Tufts, or a day spent enjoying Somerville’s neighborhood squares, everything you need is only minutes away.

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

It's impossible to talk about Somerville without mentioning the food. Sarma is a neighborhood favorite for its unforgettable Mediterranean dishes near Union Square. Nearby, Casa B Tapas and Cocktail & Rum Bar offers a quaint and cozy atmosphere alongside the area’s best tapas and handcrafted cocktails.

 

Assembly Row’s outlet mall is a shopping paradise. With over 40 stores, you’re sure to find everything you want and more. The weekly Somerville Winter Farmers Market at the Armory features over 35 local food vendors serving fresh produce, organic products, baked goods, desserts, and arts and crafts. 

 

Things to Do

Home to various street fairs and annual events, there's always something entertaining to do in Somerville. With over 50 parks and playgrounds, there is a multitude of recreational activities available. Start your day at Mystic Lakes State Park, whose property features hiking trails, fishing areas, picnic tables, and acres upon acres of sparkling water prime for kayaking, canoeing, and boating.  

 

Attend a show at Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, which has entertained guests for over 100 years with its impressive lineup of movies and live performances.

 

Schools

Somerville Public Schools serve the community of Somerville. Top-rated schools nearby include:

 

  • Brown Elementary
  • Tufts University

 

Overview for Somerville, MA

92,719 people live in Somerville, where the median age is 32.1 and the average individual income is $53,210.34. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

92,719

Total Population

32.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$53,210.34

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Somerville, MA

Somerville has 38,748 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Somerville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 92,719 people call Somerville home. The population density is 18,480.83 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

92,719

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

32.1

Median Age

49.91 / 50.09%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
38,748

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$53,210.34

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Somerville, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Somerville. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
West Somerville Neighborhood
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
E Somerville Community
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Albert F. Argenziano School at Lincoln Park
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Capuano Early Childhood Center
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Next Wave Junior High
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Full Circle High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Catherine Of Genoa School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Bright Future Educare Center
PRIVATE
K - 1st
No rating available
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