Somerville MA is a city located two miles northwest of Boston and with a total population of 75,754 people it is the most densely populated municipality in New England. Somerville was first settled in 1629 as part of Charlestown when the English surveyor Thomas Graves led a scouting party of 100 Puritans from the settlement ofSalem to prepare the site for the Great Migration of Puritans from England. In 1842, when it was separated from Charlestown.
In 2006, the town was named the best run city in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe. In 1972 and again in 2009, the city received the All-America City Award.
Somerville has a number of squares and neighborhoods that are centers for business and entertainment
- Assembly Square
- Ball Square
- Brickbottom (north of McGrath Highway, south of Inner Belt District)
- Davis Square (considered West Somerville)
- East Somerville (East of McGrath Highway, between Washington and Broadway Streets)
- Gilman Square (consisting of Medford Street and Pearl Street)
- Inner Belt District
- Magoun Square
- Nunnery Grounds (Mount Benedict)
- Powder House Square
- Prospect Hill (part of Union Square)
- Spring Hill
- Teele Square
- Ten Hills
- Tufts – Tufts University
- Union Square
- Wilson Square (Elm Street and Somerville Avenue)
- Winter Hill
Updated: 26th April, 2019 7:33 AM.