Homes for Sale in Union Square, Somerville, MA

Union Square is a mixed-use neighborhood in the southeastern part of Somerville, MA. The neighborhood is centered around Union Square, an intersection of Washington Street, Webster Avenue, and Somerville Avenue. Union Square was derived from the Union Army’s mustering site during the American Civil War, with a plaque commemorating the site located on the southwestern corner of the square. Originally the area, same as other communities in Somerville, was mainly agricultural. However, as more and more development came into Boston, the suburb, like many others, was developed for residential and commercial use for working-class families living in the city. Today, the neighborhood features a combination of well-developed residential areas and a major commercial center with lots of stores, bars, restaurants, and other establishments. There has been significant gentrification throughout Union Square as wealthy families opted to move into the comfortable suburban homes on the outskirts of Boston.

Union Square is a well-developed neighborhood known for its many stores, cafes, and restaurants. The neighborhood also features a well-established business center with multiple office buildings and commercial establishments. Public parks and schools are plentiful in the area providing all of the conveniences a family would need. Real Estate prices in the suburb are quite diverse, with a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, condos, and more.

Homes in Union Square is a mix of different home builds and styles developed between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Houses built during these decades feature charming Colonial and New England architectural styles. Exteriors include iconic wood panel walls, large framed windows, small patios, steepled roofs, and bright paint colors. Many of the structures have been rebuilt and remodeled, with a good number of them being converted into multi-family residences, townhouses, and duplexes. Prices of properties in the neighborhood start at $600,000 for the smaller residences and up to $2 million-plus for the larger multi-floor homes. Floor spaces for these homes range between 600 sqft to 3,500 sqft, with home models coming in one to five-bedroom layouts.

Market Overview

Somerville Real Estate Information

Median Home Price

$879,000

Median Sale Price

$840,000

Median Price Per Sqft

$579

Number of Households

32,802

Median Days in Market

85

Median Rent

$2,600

What's To Love

You’ll love the new Green Line Extension (GLX) that will give greater access to this unique neighborhood. The countless dining options and Bow Market are a must! Brass Union is an excellent neighborhood bar & hidden gem! You can’t leave without stocking up on Union Square donuts or grabbing a coffee from BLOC Cafe.

What's Not To Love

Parking can be a little tough at times. With the revitalization of Union square comes some construction and re-developments that can be temporarily less aesthetically pleasing.

Is it for me?

Who is this neighborhood for

This area is great for people looking to get into a neighborhood that will continue to be transformed over the years. Over a billion dollars will have been invested in the area and it will show!
Find Your Home

Latest homes for sale in Union Square

18
Contingent

$2,550,000

45 Holden Street

Cambridge, MA, 02138
Beds5Baths4SqFt2,987MLS#72894163
42
Active

$2,350,000

1500 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA, 02139
Beds4Baths4SqFt2,800MLS#72825901
20
New

$1,599,000

18 Loring St

Somerville, MA, 02143
Beds3Baths3SqFt2,279MLS#72899395
40
Active

$1,295,000

103 Beacon Street

Somerville, MA, 02143
Beds3Baths3SqFt2,319MLS#72853576
39
Contingent

$850,000

48 Oak Street

Somerville, MA, 02143
Beds4Baths2SqFt1,300MLS#72895368
17
Open House
New

$775,000

17 Virginia St

Somerville, MA, 02145
Beds3Baths1SqFt1,520MLS#72899576
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Meet the locals

Who Lives in Somerville

Population

81,366

Median Age

31.3

Median Household Income

$117,141

Home Ownership Percentage

33.6%

Education: Associates Degree or Higher

67.65%

Cost of Living Score

169.9

Entertainment

Things to do in Union Square

Unioin Square

The Union Square Shopping District is a long-standing commercial area home to various stores, restaurants, and more.

Bow Market

Trendy shopping mall with boutique stores, cafes, and art galleries.

Prospect Hill Park

A lovely outdoor space featuring lovely fields, mature trees, and an iconic stone tower.

Lincoln Park

Multi-purpose recreation space complete with a variety of outdoor, sports, and recreational amenities.

Education

Schools in Union Square

School Name
Grades
Admission
Albert F. Argenziano School
PK – 8
Public
Somerville High School
9 – 12
Public
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