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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