Somerville is a special kind of big-city border town. It cultivates a diverse community of families, students, and trendsetters who seem to know one another. More importantly, this motley mix of individuals want to know one another—a quality not always found in the fringes of an urban center. Adding to the charm of its bodegas, eateries, and shops is Somerville’s metropolitan convenience. Its myriad public transit options swiftly get you to Cambridge and Boston proper.See 177 places to stay Save this neighborhood
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Somerville By Squares
Enjoy the panoramic views of Boston from nearby Prospect Hill - where the first true American Flag proudly flew in 1776."
Somerville After Sunset
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.
Brian Samuels is a Boston-based lifestyle photographer and writer. He is also the creator of A Thought For Food, a blog of recipes and personal anecdotes pertaining to cooking. His work has been featured in Edible Boston, the Improper Bostonian, the Boston Globe, Saveur and the Huffington Post. This Airbnb project has allowed him to explore and discover more of Boston.