Old nickname of Somerville, MA, a geographically small (but most densely-populated space in New England) area bordering Cambridge, MA, five minutes from downtown Boston. This term of classist disdian came into being in the 1950s as it was a student refuge from Cambridge real estate prices (Somerville is a minutes walk to Harvard) and a haven for immigrants and blue collar workers. Within the last twenty years, Somerville housing has skyrocketed and is now seen as one of the hippest places to live in the Boston area, as excellent bars, nightclubs, and restaurants proliferate the areas around Porter, Davis, Union, and Inman squares.
by artsettechniques September 03, 2009
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