We are within ten minutes walk through a nice bike path to vibrant Davis Square (Red Line Train Station) and 7.5 miles (17 minutes) drive from the Boston Logan Airport. Available as a short term lease rental, our modern style apartment with kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry, hardwood floors and private parking facilities is a perfect place to live in a New England style home setting near safe, quiet yet one of the hippest neighborhood in US called Davis Square. Davis Square, in the city of Somerville, MA, is a quaint and thriving community made up of small, locally owned businesses, working professionals, long time locals, and Harvard, MIT and Tufts University students. Davis Square has been listed by the Utne Reader magazine as one of the fifteen 'hippest places to live' in the United States.
Davis Square is named for Person Davis (1819-1894), whose 10-acre (40,000 m2) estate included the present-day Davis Square. The brick-paved Davis Square contains a rich mixture of shops, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, a 1000 seat movie theater complex, a smaller 200 seat live performance theater, and other attractions. Earlier this March, 2009, the band U2 preferred to play at Somerville Theatre in Davis Sq. for an ultra-exclusive show as part of three "secret" U.S. concerts to promote new album and latest smash, "No Line on the Horizon."
Square itself is decorated with many colorful pieces of art, including tiles made by local schoolchildren, sculptures of prominent local figures, smiling sculptures and a flying cow. Davis Square hosts many popular arts institutions and events. The Somerville Arts Council's popular ArtBeat festival takes place here every year on the third weekend of July, while the HONK! Festival of activist brass bands occurs here every October, on Columbus Day weekend. The Public Radio International show, 'Living on Earth' is recorded in its local studios.
The Patch Palace is located within 10 minutes walk through a nice bike path or 5 minutes drive from the Davis Sq. Red Line Train Station.
It is 0.65 miles (1.05 km) from Porter Square, 0.84 miles (1.35 km) from Tufts University, 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from Alewife, 1.68 miles (2.70 km) from Harvard Square or Harvard University, and 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from Union Square.
Neighborhood = With in 5 to 10 minutes from grocery stores, restaurants, bars, theater, ice-cream shops, banks, post office, shopping, play ground
Banks = Within 10 to 15 minutes walk to major banks (Bank Of Amercia, CitiBank, Citizen Bank)
Restaurant = With in 10 to 15 minutes walk to several choice restautrants (Indian, Tibetan, Thai. Mexcian, Chinese, Amercian, Irish, Italian)
Grocery = 5 minutes walk to Seven Eleven, Close to grocery stores (Shaws, CVS)
Movies = Within 15 walk to Somerville Theatre
Bikepath = 10 minutes walk on the bikepath to Davis Sq. red line T
University = Within 15 to 20 minutes walk to Tufts, Harvard, Lesley & MIT (driving or T) campuses
Transportation = Within 10 minutes walk from Davis Sq. Red Line T; 5 minutes to busline