The newbie’s guide to moving to Somerville!

So you decided that Somerville has a nice ring to it and you’re ready to call it home. For a town that is filled to the brim with style, diversity, and uniquely intimate neighborhoods, there is endless information for newcomers. WIth so much life bustling from Davis Square to Union Square to Assembly Row, you may feel like your attention span is being pulled in 10 different directions when you’re trying to map out the logistics of your move. What you really need to know are the basics- where to park, where to eat, where to shop. With a basic understanding of these three points you’ll be a local in no time!

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Where to Park:

On moving day especially, it is crucial to park with care. The city of Somerville covers all parking needs, whether it be 5 minute, meter, or resident only you should keep in mind that Somerville employs a LOT of meter maids and tow trucks! As for moving day, whether you are renting a Uhaul or hiring a moving company, you’ll need to pay for a permit and sign, as well as reserve the street space for $40 covering 1-3 days of your  move.

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Where to Eat: Hands down, Union Square. No…wait…Inman….or is it, Davis? The thing about Somerville is that no matter where you move to there will always be ethnically infused & high quality dining options….from the euro beer patio at Bronwyn in Union Square to the cricket sports bar Hit Wicket in Inman Square. There is never a dull moment for the culinary assortment that dazzles foodies in Somerville. We recommend exploring Somerville by square, weekend by weekend. You don’t want to miss any of the hidden gems like Clover Food Lab or Johnny D’s!

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Where to Shop: The good news iti that while you may be paying middle to high rent prices, the thrift shop scene in Somerville is competitive, trendy, and penny pickin’ affordable. Already been worn not your style? Not a problem. Assembly Row in East Somerville has got you covered with over 50 outlet stores coming soon! Until ground breaks at the extensive row of outlets you can visit their various events and find local artists selling one of a kind Somerville jewelry, bags, and more. When when it comes around to the time where you need to fill your cabinets in the new place, there are grocery stores aplently sprinkled throughout the city. Inman Square just opened its doors to a brand new Whole Foods and Teele Square just unveiled a new Stop and Shop on the corner of Broadway and Alewife parkway. Spend a day shopping in Somerville and get all your needs met without leaving town.

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There you have it- a low down on the top notch city of Somerville. Once you’ve successfully reserved street space and paid the fee to park your  moving truck settle in, and say hello to your neighbors. Prepare to carry quarters  in your console along with your appetite and you’ll have no problem getting around the squares. Take your time, wear your walking shoes, and hit the pavement with this guide to moving to Somerville.

 

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