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Living in Somerville, Massachusetts:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Somerville, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Somerville what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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If someone were moving to Somerville, Massachusetts, I recommend that they purchase a very warm winter coat. Boston-area winters can be harsh, so it’s important to have a warm and cozy jacket to stay toasty in. I would also recommend that the mover have an interest in Boston’s rich history and fascinating present.

Andria, says: 2020

Once called “Slummerville,” Somerville is now a highly regarded community that makes up part of the Boston Metro Area. Public transportation is a mixed bag. You’ll want to be as close as possible to the Red Line so you can easily zip to Kendall Square in Cambridge or into the heart of Boston (Park Street). If you’re heading to Somerville, check out Brooklyn Boulders (huge climbing gym) and Dali (amazing Tapas place).

Rebecca, says: 2020

Somerville is close to many Red Line T stops and has pretty decent bus coverage. The Green Line is expanding outward into Somerville, which is great for commuting, especially downtown, but also means the rent prices are going up. Otherwise, Somerville has a bunch of very cute squares near the T stops, including Davis Square, which is my personal favorite.

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