The Tufts University area located in Medford / Somerville
Leslie University is located in Cambridge and is one of the more famed colleges in Massachusetts. Founded in 1909 by Edith Lesley, the private university features an urban campus offers a range of degrees from Associate's to Doctoral degrees. The university offers swift access to all parts of Cambridge and Somerville with it's convenient Porter Square location. Whether by car, or MBTA, the areas surrounding this college boast easy commuting throughout the city.
One of the worlds most famous colleges, Harvard is located in the middle of Harvard Square right here in Cambridge. The campus features Harvard University, Harvard Law, Harvard School of Design, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard School of Education, Harvard Kennedy JFK School of Government.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a world
East Arlington borders both Cambridge and Somerville, located only minutes from the Alewife and Davis T stations on the MBTA Red Line. Though it is not in one of the bigger cities like Somerville and Cambridge, this gem of a neighborhood offers beautiful housing as well as easy access into the city, and is only a short distance from Tufts university. It is extremely easy to "get back to nature" with nearby Spy Pond, featuring swimming, hiking, and nature walk trails. Great access to Rt. 2
Arlington Center, located between Arlington Heights and East Arlington, provides easy access into Cambridge and Somerville. Central Arlington features the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway, a bike path that leads to Lexington and Cambridge. There are numerous attractions such as restaurants, cafes and other eateries all throughout the neighborhood, as well as the Capitol Theatre to the east. There is also the beautiful Spy Pond and the Spy Pond Park within walking distance.
Arlington Heights is a nice, quiet area located outside the city, but provides easy access into the city via Massachusetts Ave and the Concord Turnpike. The Heights features many great destinations such as the Florence Avenue Park or the Robbins farm Park, and is home to great schools including the Brackett Elementary School (one of the best elementary schools in Massachusetts) .
Arlington, MA was founded over 350 years ago, and has grown into a thoroughly modern community while maintaining its historic small town appeal. Arlington has excellent access to metropolitan Boston, Cambridge, the commuter rail, and the red-line make it a very convenient place to live for commuters.
Watertown is a quiet, but very pleasant city to live, located just south of Cambridge and Belmont that features such attractions as Victory field and the Oakley country club. Watertown residents pride themselves in the quick and easy access to anywhere in the metro area that the city provides.
Belmont is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area. Bordered by Arlington, Cambridge and Watertown, this beautiful suburb offers great access (via car, bus or commuter rail) to all the terrific features of the surrounding cities have to offer. Some activities in Belmont include the Belmont Country Club, featuring an amazing golf course, the Longfellow National Historic Site, or the Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary.
Davis Square is one of the 10 “hippest” neighborhoods in the U.S.A. 5 minutes on the Red Line from Harvard and 15-20 to Boston Common and the Financial District, Davis offers unparalleled convenience combined with a vibrant mix of academics, artists, hi-tech professionals, & friendly, stable local community. Tree lined streets, sidewalk shopping, restaurants, and cafes, an excellent second run movie theatre, and the best vibe north of Newbury St.
Assembly Square is a 145 acre district in the northeast section of Somerville. It is adjacent to Charlestown and Ten Hills, along the Mystic River northeast of I-93. Assembly Square is directly accessible from Interstate 93 and State Route 28. It is approximately 2.5 miles from downtown Boston and a ten-minute walk from the Orange Line MBTA station at Sullivan Square. It is also within three quarters of a mile of stops on the following bus routes: 86, 89, 90, 91, 910, 911, 92, 93, 95, 101, 104, 105, 109, 194, and CT2.
Somerville is an urban industrial city in the Mystic Valley on the Boston transportation corridor to the northwest. It occupies about 4.1 square miles along the divide between the lower Charles and Mystic River watersheds.
West Somerville home to Tufts University was first settled in 1730 and was officially Incorporated in 1842. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 77,478. With only slightly over 4 square miles of land, this makes it the most densely populated community in New England.
Teele Square is at the intersection of Broadway, Holland Street, and Curtis Street in Somerville, Massachusetts, a half-mile from Davis Square and the Davis Square stop on the MBTA Red Line, as well as a half-mile from Alewife Brook Parkway and Powder House Square.
The square is within a short walking distance of Tufts University and has access to Route 17 and Interstate 93. It is a short distance from the town lines of Cambridge, Arlington, and Medford.
Magoun Square is seated on the line between Somerville and Medford. The intersection of Broadway and Medford St is positioned right in the middle of Magoun Square, offering swift access down either of those major streets. Features such great restaurants such as the Magoun Saloon, Little Linny's Ristorante, the On the Hill Tavern, and numerous delicious ethnic restaurants.
Porter Square is a neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts in the USA, located around the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Somerville Avenue, between Harvard and Davis Squares. The Porter Square station serves both the MBTA Red Line, and the Commuter Rail. The station is approximately 200 yards from the border with Somerville, so "Porter Square" inhabitants include residents of both cities.
Eastern Somerville is bordered by Assembly Square, Winter Hill and Union Square to the West. Sullivan Square, a focal point of eastern Somerville, has many great amenities from food to entertainment and of course is home to the Sullivan Square MBTA station on the Orange line. Multiple colleges including Simmons College and Bunker Hill Community College are just minutes away.
Just south of both Everett and Malden, East Somerville boasts great highway access, with Rt. 99 and 93 nearby and the McGrath highway a short distance away.
Spring Hill is the name of a ridge in the central part of the city of Somerville, Massachusetts, and the neighborhood that sits atop it. It runs northwest to southeast, roughly bounded by Somerville Avenue, Elm Street, Willow Avenue, Highland Avenue, and School Street. Summer Street runs along the hill's crest.
Ten Hills offers an enclave on the Mystic River which offers gorgeous walking trails and great scenery. Minutes from the Assembly Square Shopping Center (which has major development plans to be completed by 2014). There is also a planned Orange Line Stop to be developed in Ten Hills.
Somerville was first settled in 1730, Winter Hill with many beautiful older homes is nestled between Mystic Ave and Highland Ave, just minutes to Route I-93. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 77,478. With slightly over 4 square miles of land, this makes it the most densely populated community in New England.
Union Square is a neighborhood of Somerville, Massachusetts, located around the intersection of Washington Street and Somerville Avenue, not far from Cambridge's Inman Square. It is the commercial center of a primarily residential neighborhood with many restaurants, bars and neighborhood stores, and many bus lines running through the Square.
The towns north of Boston – Cambridge, Somerville, Medford and others which all seem to melt into each other – are based around squares: Central, Harvard, Porter, Davis, and so on. Off Massachusetts Avenue, not quite in line with the rest of these is Cambridge’s Inman Square, a short walk from Central and Harvard Square, and mere feet from the Somerville line.
Cambridge is a unique community in its mix of cultural and social diversity, intellectual vitality and technical innovation. The city is home to internationally known Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and over one-fourth of all its residents are college students, while one-sixth of all its jobs are in higher education.
Located in Eastern Massachusetts, Cambridge bordered by Boston on the east and south, Watertown and Belmont on the west, and Somerville and Arlington on the north.
Located in the vicinity of the Alewife (Red Line) MBTA Station and across from Jasper White's award-winning Summer Shack. An easy drive to Route 2, and near the Minute Man Bikeway which goes to Lexington and Arlington. The noteworthy Fresh Pond shopping center, where you can also walk to the movies, restaurants, retail shops, and the ever-popular Bread & Circus supermarket. Avon Hill is a subsection of the Fresh Pond area encompassing the Fresh Pond mall.
West Cambridge is a low-density residential neighborhood with about eight thousand residents. The major commercial center and transit center in West Cambridge is Harvard Square, while smaller commercial areas exist along Huron Avenue, Concord Avenue, and Mt. Auburn Street. Harvard University has some academic facilities in the neighborhood.
North Cambridge, located at the northernmost part of the city bordering Somerville, Arlington, and Belmont, is a neighborhood of over eleven thousand residents living in housing types ranging from single and multi-family homes to large apartment buildings.
The main avenue through North Cambridge is Massachusetts Avenue, which extends from Porter Square to the Arlington border.
Huron Village is a residential neighborhood in West Cambridge, boasting attractive streetscapes and many walk-to amenities. There are many amenities such as Armando’s Pizza, Full Moon Restaurant and the Fresh Pond Market. Large supermarkets such as Shaws, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are located nearby.
As squares go north of the Charles river, Harvard Square is the daddy of them all. This is where the tourists come in their droves. Adjacent to the historic brick walls of Harvard University, "The Square" is world famous for its eclectic collection of small boutiques offering everything from haute couture to the latest in street fashions. Agassiz, also known as Harvard North, is located in the northern part of this neighborhood.
Most tourists who visit Cambridge head straight to Harvard Square and never get a taste of the 'real' Cambridge. Central Square is very diverse, filled with people who have immigrated from all corners of the world, rich and poor, young and old, everyone blends in here fine.
Riverside is a neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts bounded by Massachusetts Avenue on the north, River Street on the east, the Charles River on the south, and JFK Street on the west. In 2005 it had a population of 11,201 residents in 3,341 households.
Cambridgeport is one of the neighborhoods of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, the Charles River, MIT, and Harvard, and is just 2 stops on the T from Boston, and a short walk to the Back Bay or Kenmore Square areas of Boston. Culturally, Cambridge port is a gentrifying mix of students, young professionals, and longtime residents.
Between MIT and all the businesses in the area, you will find that Kendall Square is significantly more lively during the day, though at night you will find our favorite stops the Kendall Square Theater with independent cinema and unique local beer at the Cambridge Brewing Company.
Lechmere Square is located at the intersection of Cambridge St and First St in East Cambridge, Massachusetts. The area is best known for the Cambridge Side Galleria, which is located a block from the Lechmere Station on the MBTA Green Line, and the Museum of Science which is located at the Science Park stop on the sa,e MBTA line.
West Medford, the most affluent of Medford's many neighborhoods, was once the bastion of some of Boston's elite families— including Peter Chardon Brooks, one of the wealthiest men in post-colonial America, and father-in-law to Charles Adams — and is also home to an historic African-American neighborhood that dates to the Civil War.
West Medford also has it’s own Commuter Rail station on the Lowell Line, also passing through North Station.
Wellington in Medford , sitting virtually at the crux of Everett, Medford, and Somerville is home to a variety of attractions bringing visitors from all three cities through it daily. Boasting a traffic count of around 110,000 per day, the Wellington Circle Plaza is located at the intersection of Rt 16 and Rt 28.
Medford is a city in Middlesex County located on the Mystic River, five miles northwest of downtown Boston. Numerous MBTA bus lines go through Medford. On Medford's east side, Wellington station on the Orange Line provides a connection to Boston and the entire rapid transit system. On the west side, the Lowell Commuter Rail Line stops in West Medford Square.
Located in the middle of Medford, Medford Square provides many excellent amenities in all different areas, with plenty of great food /entertainment and a great neighborhood in general. The Medford Square Market, is a staple of Medford Square, providing local farmers with a venue to sell their goods, local craftspeople and performers a place to showcase their work, and local residents a reason to head downtown.
The Tufts University area is a more affordable area to reside in comparison to similar surrounding areas such as Davis Square, but if offers very similar features. Located next to Teele Square, this area is well trafficked by many bus routes, and offers swift access to Boston via I-93.