Assembly Row is Somerville’s Comeback Kid
Photo: Chris Rycroft
With its dozens of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, Assembly Row might just be Somerville’s comeback kid. Somerville was once known for its industrial development, but when industries moved away, area leaders began to focus on other things, like bringing in retailers.
Somerville faced some ups and downs but began to see more of an upswing just in the past 10 years or so with the addition of Assembly Row. The mixed-use development includes retailers, restaurants, office space and residential space.
It also offers a cinema, hotel and some research and development space. In addition, you’ll now find bike paths, a revitalized waterfront park and a marina.
Assembly Row is now home to a number of major retail chains, dining establishments and more. You’ll find a boxing club, a cycle bar and even Pilates in the area, as Assembly Row makes room for its very own FitRow of independent fitness studios.
A fun place to visit, work or live, the area features a riverfront park, plus it commonly hosts classes, programs, and events. For those searching for a new place to call home, Assembly Row is now home to hundreds of condos and apartments.
The new Miscela community in Assembly Row offers its residents access to a two-story resident lounge, a speakeasy bar, a fitness center, and a courtyard swimming pool. Another option is Montaje in Assembly Row, which offers a sky lounge overlooking the Mystic River and the city.
There’s also a courtyard swimming pool, a bocce court, and an outdoor living room with a fireplace for residents to enjoy. With room for thousands of residents, office workers and retail employees, there’s plenty to do, see and explore in Assembly Row.
As a bonus, it’s only a short seven-minute ride from Downton Boston to Assembly Square on the Orange Line.