Neighborhood Spotlight: Davis Square

    Somerville has become a major destination for college students, Gen Xers, and just about everyone in between. Within the Somerville city lines, lies the eclectically famous, Davis Square. Davis square is known for its upbeat vibe, diverse food options, and friendly locals. With shopping, dining and public transportation right outside your doorstep, Davis Square makes an exceptional place to call home! There are a wide variety of entertainment options for just about anyone of any age. If you are new to the area or looking to move, here are some of our favorite things to do and places to go:

    Restaurants:

    For all you foodies out there, Davis Square is where you want to be! From Sunday funday to an extensive selection of dinner options, there is no shortage of delicious grub.

    • Mr. Crêpe– Sweet crepes, savory crepes, and custom crepes. We may be bias, but this is the best breakfast spot in Davis Square. The line is usually long so be prepared to wait- totally worth it!
    • Five Horses Tavern- A menu full of comfort food and enticing flavors, Five Horses is a fantastic place for Sunday funday or date night! Great selection of local and non-local craft beers on draft and in bottles.
    • Dave’s Fresh Pasta – This small and local sandwich shop is the place to go if you are in need of a light and tasty lunch. Their fresh made pastas and sandwiches do not disappoint. Grab it to-go because seating is limited.
    • Pokeworks– New to Davis is the highly anticipated, Pokeworks, which we would describe as a modern chipotle for fresh sourced fish. An endless amount of fresh Hawaiian Poke bowls, burritos, and salads are right outside your doorstep if you live in the area.
    • Redbones- This is as close to Texas BBQ as you will get in Massachusetts. Definitely a MUST if you are a beer lover and red meat connoisseur.
    • Rosebud- What’s not to love about comfort food? If you’ve ever walked around Davis Square and seen a little dining car, that’s Rosebud. This is another great option for Sunday brunch or dinner.

    Nightlife:

    Where do we even begin? From movies, bowling, bars, live music, dancing, and hidden speakeasy’s, planning a date night will never be an issue!

    • Built in 1914, the historical Somerville Movie Theater is a great place to watch a motion picture. The theatre is also home to the annual Independent Film Festival of Boston, which hosts a dazzling assortment of film screenings, panel discussions, and special guests. While you’re there, be sure to check out The Museum of bad art housed in the basement of the Somerville Movie Theater.
    • If you are looking for something different to do, Sacco’s Bowl Haven is a fun place to enjoy pizza, beer, and partake in a friendly candle pin bowling competition- bring the whole family!

    There is no shortage of good music and good times in Davis Square! With over a dozen bars on Davis square’s main street, Elm Street, you can certainly have a night to remember- or not! Some of our personal favorites include:

    • Saloon– a hidden, refined speakeasy-style pub known for its beer & whiskey options also serves elevated bistro eats. The staff is friendly and the drinks are strong!
    • Sligo Pub- quite simply, the perfect dive bar. If you want to find a place to watch the game or drink a couple of beers with the boys, this is the place for you. If you want to dance or go on a date, you are better served going somewhere else – make sure you bring cash because it is cash only!
    • The Burren- a local favorite with an authentic Irish ambience, live music, a huge dance floor, and an immense assortment of drinks.

    Exercise:

    • The Minute Man Bike Path is a 10-mile paved multi-use rail that caters to biking, walking, and jogging. Don’t own a bike? That’s okay, with Hubway Rental Bikes in 3 locations (Davis Square, Linear Park- Mass Ave, and Teele Square) biking is made simple for all Somerville and Cambridge Residents.
    • If you’re in the mood to pump some iron, you can find Boston Sports Club in the heart of Davis Square. Boston Sports club offers an array of workout options from cardio machines, weight lifting equipment, and even fitness classes.

    Public Transit:

    • If you commute to work VIA public transportation, Davis Square is the ideal place to live! The MBTA redline and buses are only a short walk or bike ride from most neighborhoods in the area.

    Interested in moving to Davis Square? We have the place for you! Check out our newest residential condominium development, 290 Highland Ave– Coming Summer 2017.

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