Assembly Square Real Estate
Assembly Square is a vibrant neighborhood in Somerville located just 2.5 miles from Downtown Boston. Although the neighborhood didn’t exist in its current configuration until fairly recently, it is now one of Greater Boston’s hottest neighborhoods. Curbed Boston recently anointed the 145-acre community as one of the “best brand-new neighborhoods” in the eastern U.S. The area is anchored by Assembly Row, a 50-acre mixed use-space that broke ground in April 2012. Today Assembly Row is home to apartment buildings, luxury condos, a hotel, offices, and a number of retail outlets, eateries and boutique fitness studios. Residents enjoy a marina, bike paths, green spaces, and a revitalized waterfront park. Read more about Assembly Square real estate.
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Assembly Square Location
Assembly Square is located along the west bank of the Mystic River, bordered to the north by Ten Hills and Massachusetts Route 28; to the south by the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston; and with Interstate 93 to the west for easy access to the Boston suburbs. The neighborhood is served by the MBTA Orange Line at Assembly Station, which is three stops from Downtown.
Assembly Square History
Assembly Square draws its name from its days as the site of a Ford assembly plant, which opened in 1926 and served as a major employer during WW II. Despite the fact that the factory closed in 1958, the name still stuck — even as the land was redeveloped into a supermarket distribution center before its conversion to a mall in 1980. The mall in turn was gutted and reconfigured in 2005. The new site opened up as the Assembly Square Marketplace in early 2006 with the objective of being an “urban-style” development where residents can live, work, and play.