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Overview of Somerville

Tucked between Cambridge and the Mystic River in the historic and grand city of Boston, Somerville is one of Massachusetts' most sought-after cities. Boasting a diverse population, unique multicultural heritage, and thriving economic base, it is no wonder that so many people are calling Somerville apartments for rent their new home. According to 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the city is home to more than 75,000 residents, even though Somerville may appear small on the map.

Living in Somerville, MA

Somerville was largely a wilderness across the Mystic River from Charlestown, so early Massachusetts Bay Colony settlers didn't come into the area until around 1621. As Boston expanded and began to flourish in the years leading up to the American Revolution, the areas around Somerville quickly changed from wilderness into an independent city. After it was incorporated in 1842, Somerville only had slightly more than 1,000 citizens. Because of everything that this great city has to offer, the town has grown into one of the fastest-growing and densely populated areas of Boston. According to City-Data, people who live in Somerville enjoy a high median household income and low unemployment rate, based on 2012 data.

Somerville Attractions and Special Events

One of the biggest events that is held in the city is the Fluff Festival, sponsored by the Somerville Arts Festival. The sweet marshmallow spread was invented here by Archibald Query in 1917, and the city celebrates this piece of Americana by hosting a wide range of games, plenty of food featuring fluff, and fun activities like roller derby.

Another popular attraction is the Union Square Farmers Market, a great place for residents to get local and seasonal produce in the heart of the city. 

To find a Somerville apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

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Allston, MA 02134

$1,955 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Allston, MA (Allston)


$1,955 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Belmont, MA 02478

$2,208 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Belmont, MA (Belmont, Belmont Center)


$2,208 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
26

Boston, MA 02116

$3,660 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)


$3,660 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
49
56

Boston, MA 02199

$3,050 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(56)

$3,050 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
12

Boston, MA 02115

$1,737 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway, Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood)


$1,737 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
15
189

Brighton, MA 02135

$2,565 and up

2-3 Beds1 Bath

85

Boston, MA 02215

$3,098 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood)

(85)

$3,098 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02215

Contact for Pricing

1 Bed1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood)


Contact for Pricing

1 Bed1 Bath
74

Boston, MA (Fenway, Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood)

(4)

$1,600 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway, Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood)


$2,600 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
29
173

Boston, MA 02116

$3,759 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(173)

$3,759 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
5

Malden, MA 02148

$1,895 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Malden, MA (Malden, Malden Center)


$1,895 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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139

Boston, MA 02111

$3,190 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(139)

$3,190 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
62
130

Boston, MA 02116

$2,755 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(130)

$2,755 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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48

Boston, MA 02111

$2,600 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(48)

$2,600 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
32

Malden, MA 02148

$1,995 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Malden, MA (Malden, Malden Center)


$1,995 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
26
8

Boston, MA 02111

$2,875 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(8)

$2,875 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
35

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1,795 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Addison-Orange, Chelsea)


$1,795 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths