Finding other Somervilles in North America
July 11, 2014 11:08 AM Subscribe
What neighborhoods or towns in the metro areas of NYC, DC, Toronto, Vancouver, SF, Seattle, and Portland are similar to Somerville, MA (north of Boston)?
posted by acridrabbit to Society & Culture (24 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Characteristics of Somerville that are most relevant include: location is well-served by public transit, within half an hour by train or bike from downtown, densely populated but plenty of green space, diverse (lots of queers and people of different ethnic/racial backgrounds), "hipster" vibe with lots of funky, cool restaurants and shops, wide range of rental properties and rents, walkable and bikeable. Thanks!