The Town of Somerville Massachusetts


Somerville is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, located just north of Boston. It was established as a town in 1842, when it was separated from the urbanizing Charlestown. Somerville was recently an All-America City Award recipient and has been voted one of the best managed cities in America by the Boston Globe magazine.

Somerville has a number of squares that are bustling business and entertainment centers, as well as a number of other neighborhoods, including: Assembly Square, Ball Square, Brickbottom District, Davis Square (a.k.a. West Somerville, as in the West Somerville railroad station and post office), East Somerville, Gilman Square (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, Union Square, Wilson Square, Winter Hill. The Seven Hills are Central, Clarendon, Cobble, Plowed Prospect, Spring and Winter.

Though formally listed as being located in Medford, Tufts University is also located in Somerville. The Somerville–Medford line runs through the Tufts campus. Similarly, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences lists its address in Cambridge but has its main entrance on Beacon Street in Somerville. Somerville is home to a thriving arts community and boasts the second highest number of artists per capita in America.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : Somerville, Massachusetts

As mentioned elsewhere on this website, good property managers understand that “every drop counts.” In other words, water conservation is a smart and sensible way to reduce energy costs, thereby enhancing the owner’s bottom line. There is currently huge momentum for building green, with the trend being one of having water efficiency becoming a much more common feature of buildings of all kinds. In addition to the federal government, state and local governments also are stepping up water-efficiency efforts. At the same time, the plumbing industry has recognized that water efficiency is an emerging market. During the past few years, the market has been inundated with water-efficient equipment, systems and fixtures. On average, these new water-efficient fixtures and systems pay for themselves within approximately three years. With green building initiatives and environmental conservation dominating today\'s social and political climate, water efficiency is gaining momentum. The public\'s increasing knowledge of and commitment to environmental issues has resulted in tenants demanding more efficient and sustainable products. What this means is that increasingly, the green features of a building are a sales point for both tenants and buyers. This increases the per square foot rents. So it is not just a matter doing the right thing for environmental protection and making the building cheaper to operate over the long haul. This approach typically translates into higher rents and selling prices.