Boston Phoenix Says Somerville is Best Place to Live

It also says Davis is the best square and that Somerville is home to the best brunch, tattoo parlor, comic books store, film festival, wine and liquor store, non-gallery art space, bartender, dance night and more.

Somerville is the best place to live in Boston, according to the Boston Phoenix's "Boston's Best Readers Poll 2012."

The results of the newspaper's readers poll were published in an April 13 issue of the paper.

In calling Somerville "best place to live," the Phoenix lists the , , , famers markets, the "'Ville hipster fever" that has spread to Union Square, the city's sizable apartments, the , music venues, the restaurant scene and access to highways as reasons Somerville is a "residential paradise."

Not only is Somerville the best place to live, according to Phoenix readers, it's also home to Boston's best square: Davis Square.

But there's more. The Phoenix (well, its readers), declared Somerville as home to a number of "best" things in Boston: 

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kevin thomas crowley May 02, 2012 at 02:51 PM
and it all started with the red line and the end of rent control in cambridge. who knew? better to be hip than a hipster.most of the hip people left long ago. they took the last train for the coast. i think it started when the poet Denise Levertov(?sp.) saw what davis square was about to become and hightailed it to oregon. what is a hipster anyway? the dregs of the creative? coffee shop hippies with money? no matter. im glad they are here. somerville has always been a fine city to live in. most of are recent residents that i know are working couples, raising a family. just like the laboring class families i grew up with.
ed farinato May 02, 2012 at 07:09 PM
the kiss of death...good by reasonable rents if there r n e ,,seems like we had something like this in yje 70s that pretty much destroyed the average citizen of somerville ......like i said the kiss of death
Matt C May 02, 2012 at 08:32 PM
go Somerville!
Brian Casey May 03, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Would be if the Mayor didn't suck!
Lindsay O. May 03, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Please, Somerville is horrible now. People that actually LOVE the city of Somerville cannot even afford to live there anymore! And by the way, it's not hipster, it's yuppie! Yep, be proud The Ville is now Yuppieville, so Sad!
Sand Man May 09, 2012 at 02:06 AM
There's nothing "hip" about gentrification that's made the city unaffordable for the sons and daughters of native Villens--that's just plain old social/economic Darwinism... Paris in the twenties and New York in the fifties were hip, but Somerville nowadays? Dream on, unless you define Biff & Buffy sopping up the "vibrancy" of Union Square as hip. Isn't that SPECIAL?
Meagan O'Brien April 11, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Somerville is awesome but as a friend recently pointed out there are NO music venues in Davis Sq. with the exception of Johnny D's which costs a cover every night. What's that about? Where's the dancing, people?!


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