Neighborhood Spotlight: Union Square

April 2, 2013

Union Square Map

I have said this so many times in the past year, I feel like a broken record: I believe Union Square is the best real estate investment opportunity in all of Cambridgeville right now. And I’m not just saying that because of the three amazing condos I will soon be listing at 11 Church Street (located at the star on the map above).

Property values have already started to rise with the recent influx of new shops and eateries, and in anticipation of the coming Green Line station (latest timing I’ve heard is that the Union Square stop should be complete and operational by 2017 – and that was from Mayor Curtatone himself). But you still can get a lot of bang for your buck here, and not only that, it’s a great place to live: super vibrant and with a great community feel, this is a place to call home. And even now, BGL (before Green Line), Union has great access to pretty much anywhere you want to go, whether by car, foot, bike, or public transportation.

Take a visual tour of Union Square on Pinterest:

Union Square Pinterest

Just a few of the many great places in Union:

Artisan’s Asylum — a “community craft studio” offering space and equipment rentals, classes, and events

Be Yoga — housed above Bloc 11, Be offers Vinyasa yoga for all levels

Bloc 11 Café — great coffee shop housed in a former bank, with wifi, art exhibits and frequent live music and events

Capone Foods — get your fresh pasta, cheeses and specialty items here. You can even take cooking classes!

The Independent — a great casual neighborhood restaurant and pub

Journeyman — a food lover’s delight with a rotating menu of seasonal dishes and a super-stealth cocktail bar: backbar

Market Basket — people drive for miles for this grocery store’s fresh produce and super low prices

Precinct — sit outdoors or in at this restaurant-bar-nightclub located in the former home of the Somerville PD

Prospect Hill Park — a tranquil park with great views of the Boston skyline

Ricky’s Flower Market — has a fantastic selection of flowers, plants and herbs

Saturday Farmer’s Market — fresh fruit, vegetables, breads, local jewelry and craft vendors, plus entertainment!

And coming soon:

Brooklyn Boulders — read more about this rock climbing gym/multi-functional community space in my recent post

Getting around:

Union Square offers easy access to the McGrath-O’Brien Highway (28) and Route 93.

Plus direct buses to Davis, Harvard, Central, & Kendall (Red Line), Sullivan Station (Orange Line), Lechmere Station (Green Line), Harvard Business School, the Fenway/Longwood area, Chestnut Hill Reservoir and more!

For more information:

City of Somerville’s official Union Square/Boynton Yards information page

Downloadable Union Square community brochure

Union Square Main Streets website

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