Homes for Sale in West Somerville, MA

West Somerville, as the name implies, is the westernmost neighborhood of Sommerville, MA. The neighborhood borders the town of Arlington, with the Alewife Greenway Bike Path serving as its border. To the east of the neighborhood, you have Tufts University, while to its south, you have Teele Square. The suburb is primarily residential, with some small groceries to the south of the neighborhood, perfect for your daily shopping needs. Parks are plentiful in the community, with the parkway to the west serving as an excellent outdoor space for various activities you can enjoy with the family. Although most of the supply in the area is the typical townhouse builds, there are some condominium and low-rise apartment buildings in the southern portion of West Somerville.

West Somerville is a lovely suburban neighborhood that provides a comfortable living environment for families looking for a new home in the city. Residents enjoy easy access to various conveniences, making the area quite attractive to buyers who plan to live here with their family. The extensive outdoor space to the west of the neighborhood offers fantastic amenities you can enjoy for yourself or with the family. Schools are also plentiful, with public and private educational institutions readily available to those living in the area.​

Real Estate in West Somerville is a collection of beautiful Colonial single-family and multi-family home builds. Properties in the area were built between the 1910s to 1930s, with a majority of them receiving rebuilds and remodels throughout the years. Apart from the standard single-family home builds, you can also expect to find duplexes, townhouses, and attached loft-style residences throughout the neighborhood. Prices of these homes range between $700,000 to $1.5 million, with the most affordable being the modest one to two-bedroom single-family home builds. These residences typically have between 1,100 to 1,700 sqft in floor space and one to three-level layouts. The larger residences in the area typically range around the one million-plus price range and feature multi-level designs, including a basement. Exteriors of these residences retain the classic New England and Colonial influences common in the city with wood panel walls, large framed windows, and steepled roofs. Inside you’ll find cozy living areas with fireplaces, a small kitchen, and dining space. There is street-level parking available throughout the neighborhood, and most residences feature driveways to the side with ample space for multiple vehicles. The back of these properties tends to feature small fenced yards with a small porch at the front.

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 spacious lots & greenery of West Somerville. The access to Davis Square and East Arlington solidify the friendly vibe. Walk to bike to Danehy Park in Cambridge and you won’t be disappointed! Whole Foods is truly a staple for many residents. The highly anticipated Mystic Greenways will connect 25 miles of paths & parklands all the way from the Mystic Lakes to the Boston Harbor.

What's Not To Love

Many of the homes are large multi-families or are converted Victorian homes so there are fewer options to have an exclusive yard. Being close proximity to Davis square, rental & sales prices are higher.

Is it for me?

Who is this neighborhood for

West Somerville is perfect for families looking for more space without moving too far from the city or for graduate students & professors looking to easily access Tufts University.

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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 West Somerville

Capen Park

0.77 neighborhood park providing kid-friendly outdoor spaces.

Tufts University

Private research university located directly east of the neighborhood.

George Dilboy Memorial Stadium

A comprehensive sports complex complete with a sports stadium, tennis courts, ball fields, and a park.

Medford Public Library

Public library providing research and educational resources for residents in the community.

Education

Schools in West Somerville

School Name
Grades
Admission
West Somerville Neighborhood School
PK – 8
Public
International School of Boston
PK – 12
Public
The Cambridge Matignon School
9 – 12
Private
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