Vibrant and bustling, Somerville has everything city dwellers love, want or need within walking distance of their own front doors. But with friendly neighborhoods and a strong sense of community pride, it’s as welcoming as any small town in the state of Massachusetts.
“We offer an urban experience with a small town feel,” said Mayor James Curtatone, a native and mayor for sevenyears. “We are stable and on a path of steady growth. Families, couples and singles want to live here.”
Somerville is located a few miles north of Boston on Route 28 and Interstate 93, with a stop on the Red Line offered by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Planned future expansion of the Greenand Orange lines hold promise for easier direct access into the city.
Its 78,000 residents live in a compact4.1 square miles, making Somerville the most densely populated municipality in New England. Yet it rarely feels crowded, just neighborly.
“It is an attractive urban setting, but all on a human scale, so that no place is overpowering and each place has its own personality,” said Stephen Mackey, president of the Somerville Chamber of Commerce.