Somerville is located just 2 miles North of Boston. Somerville was first settled in 1630 as a part of Charlestown and was established as a town in 1842.

Somerville is an eclectic mix of blue-collar families, young professionals, college students and recent immigrants from countries as diverse as El Salvador, Haiti, and Brazil. Somerville celebrates its diversity through numerous ceremonies celebrating cultural traditions and holidays.

Somerville is defined by its city squares. Its city squares are active and vibrant "piazzas" where people come to connect with one another and enjoy the vast numbers of restaurants, bars, cafes and cultural offerings. Some of the most well known squares are: Davis SquareUnion SquareBall SquareTeele Square, and Magoun Square.


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Somerville High School was ranked #128 by Boston Magazine There are 14 K-12 schools in Somerville, MA, including 12 public schools and 2 private schools. Somerville public schools belong to two districts, Prospect Hill Academy Charter (District) and Somerville School District. For a complete description of school scores, visit


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Somerville is served by two subway stations, the Red Line station at Davis Square in the northwestern part of the city and the Orange Line station at Assembly Square in the eastern part of the city.