Davis Square Real Estate

Davis Square is a culturally diverse neighborhood in Somerville located five miles outside of Boston. Bursting with charm and character, the neighborhood maintains a vibrant commercial, retail, nightlife and dining district popular with residents as well as students from nearby Tufts University. While the Square itself is a major intersection in the northwestern part of Somerville, the name is frequently used to refer to the West Somerville neighborhood surrounding the square as well. The iconic Somerville Theater is known for its indie films as well as housing the Museum of Bad Art in its basement. In recent years, the real estate market for the area has exploded as students, families and working professionals seek out neighborhoods that are close to Cambridge and Boston but still maintain their own local appeal. Properties in Davis Square range from luxury lofts to meticulously renovated Victorian single-family homes to updated duplexes for investment purposes.  Read more about Davis Square real estate.

Davis Square Homes & Condos For Sale

Davis Square Homes & Condos For Sale September 29, 2022
3
Listed
9
Avg. DOM
$692.30
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,150,000
Med. List Price
3 Properties
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,091
Sq.Ft.
1892
Year Built
23
Days on Site
73033702
MLS
Spacious 4+ bedroom house on a beautiful block in the heart of Davis Square. Corner location with bright, sun-filled rooms, high ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, seller-owned (not leased) solar...
Open 9/29
2 Cottage Circle Somerville, MA 02144
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,850
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
2
Days on Site
73042139
MLS
At the end of a sweet private way, nestled between Cottage Avenue and Orchard Street, is an expanded 2-family with exceptional southern exposures. Offered for the first time in over 50 years, the...
1
Beds
1
Baths
736
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
4
Days on Site
73041080
MLS
From the moment you step onto this cozy front porch and open the door to the grand staircase entry area, you'll notice the perfect blend of old charm and remodeled beauty! Wonderful condo with...

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 Davis Square Location

Davis Square is situated two miles from mid-Cambridge and approximately four miles from Downtown Boston. The community borders Powder House Square, Magoun Square and the Spring Hill neighborhoods and is within walking distance of Tufts University.

The Davis Square intersection marks the meeting point of several streets, including Holland Street, Dover Street, Elm Street, Day Street, and Highland and College Avenues. Davis Square is served by the Red Line MBTA and connects to several MBTA bus lines going into nearby towns.

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the convenience of easy access to the Alewife Linear Park which connects the Alewife MBTA Station with the Minuteman Bikeway, a 10-mile biking path that runs all the way to Bedford. 

Davis Square History

Davis Square saw a resurgence in interest in the area in the mid-1980s once the Red Line of the MBTA was extended there. When nearby Cambridge abolished rent control, newcomers looking for affordable housing flooded the area leading to a housing boom. Developers scrambled to convert former factories and other industrial spaces into condos and office buildings. Abandoned railroad tracks saw new life as the Somerville Community Path. Many of immigrants from the 90s brought with them their culture and food preferences, resulting in an eclectic mix of ethnic eateries available today in the Square. Davis Square has much appeal for artists and musicians who have helped establish annual music and cultural celebrations such as Honk! Fest; Artbeat; PorchFest; and SomerStreets. The beloved Somerville Theater, built in 1914 to house vaudeville productions, continues as one of the oldest operating movie theaters in the area.

From Our Blog - Davis Square
Davis Square Wonderfully Weird

Photo: James Filled with a mix of hip restaurants, quirky businesses and mom-and-pop shops, Davis Square is, to put it simply, wonderfully weird. This vibrant neighborhood is the place to find just ... Read more

Davis Square: One of the Hippest Places in America

Photo: David Salafia It’s certainly one of the hippest neighborhoods in Boston, but some might argue it’s actually one of the hippest places in America. At least that’s how at ... Read more

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