Looking for Open Houses? Take the T to Davis.

Davis Sqaure My introduction to Somerville was from the roofdeck of a Tufts frat house.  I’d just finished donating some skin to the City of Medford in the Beanpot Criterium, and was nursing my wounds with with a cold brew, talking with a friend of mine from high school. He was pointing out the sights to me, and after wrapping up said, “and this, right below us, is Slummerville.”

Safe to say, times have changed. Just 2 years after my first trip to Tufts, Davis Square sold its first million-dollar home. No one seems to be lacking an opinion on the region. Townies moan about the good old days.  Hipsters take issue with gentrification.  People moving out of Boston for more space whine about the distance from downtown (all of 20 minutes on the Red Line).  LiveJournal can clue you in to the other recurring issues.

If you’ve never been out to Davis,  or haven’t been in a few years, I highly recommend a trip out.  Despite the relative lack of greenspace, the neighborhood is gorgeous in the fall, and has seen a number of new businesses open in the past few months.  Yes, there are still homeless people in the T station, but plenty of folks see that as simply a touch of local flavor.

30 Day St
Somerville, MA 02144

4 Bed, 2 Bath
2,455 sq. ft.
$965,000

38 Meacham Rd #1
Somerville, MA 02144 

2 Bed, 2 Bath
17,22 sq. ft.
$539,600
Open House: Sunday, September 7, 2008 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

55 Grove St #55
Somerville, MA 02144 

3 Bed, 2 Baths
1,698 sq. ft.
$559,000
Open House: Sunday, September 7, 2008 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

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