About Somerville, MA
Somerville is a city in Massachusetts’ Middlesex County, just two miles north of Boston. Somerville is the most densely populated community in New England, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, and has a diversified population of immigrants from all over the world. The city, which is rich in both history and culture, is home to a plethora of interesting sights, companies, and restaurants catering to all tastes.
Due to its growing population and increasing industrialization, Somerville was officially incorporated as a city in 1872. Somerville had become a tightly crowded urban neighborhood by the early 1900s, with immigrants from all across Europe.
Somerville is now a varied mix of blue-collar families, young professionals, college students, and recent immigrants. In Somerville schools, more than 50 languages are spoken. Somerville, which has a large immigrant community, celebrates its diversity through a variety of celebrations honoring cultural traditions and holidays.
Quick Facts About Somerville, Massachusetts
- Somerville has a population of 81,369 (as of the 2022 census).
- Median Home Value – $664,700
- Median Rent – $1,874
- Median Household Income – $97,328
- Somerville’s public schools are above average.
- Top Public Schools
- Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
- Benjamin G. Brown School
- John F. Kennedy Elementary School
What is Somerville Known For?
- Being a hip suburb of Cambridge, MA, the city was voted one of the coolest suburbs in America in 2019 by Apartment Therapy.
- Their hills.
- A large number of city squares help distinguish neighborhood boundaries and also feature businesses and entertainment centers.
- People from Somerville are called villains.
- Somerville is the most densely populated city in Massachusetts.
- Somerville is home to Tufts University, NEDC CEO David Supple’s alma mater.
“NEDC did a gut renovation of our house. The process with them was amazing from start to finish. From our first meeting with the president, Dave Supple, who inspected all corners of house and talked about our goals, to the wrap-up of the punch list with the project manager and lead designer, everything went exceedingly well.”
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