Somerville Neighborhoods in Focus: Magoun Square

Magoun-SquareLocated in Somerville, Massachusetts, close to Tufts University at the intersection of Broadway and Medford Street, Magoun Square is a vibrant and flourishing community. Many of the residents who live here say that they can’t imagine living anywhere else, and with the street improvements and renovated Trum Field, Magoun Square has become a prime locale for others who are interested in moving to the neighborhood.

Named after the family of John Calvin Magoun of the Adams-Magoun House, Magoun Square has a distinct urban flair and is considered one of one of Somerville, Massachusett’s most classic neighborhoods. It has a wonderful small town feeling to it, yet there is still an interesting and diverse mix of people who live and work here. The Square is also known as being a sport enthusiasts’ hot spot. In addition, it’s conveniently located with easy access to public transportation.

With the extension of the Green Line slated for 2015 and $3 million recently invested in infrastructure improvements, this vibrant community and mixed-use urban business district is currently experiencing an economic improvement and is poised for even more new growth in the coming years. These improvements can be mostly attributed to the combined efforts of elected officials, business owners, residents, patrons as well as new businesses in the area. In fact, the area still offers many business and development opportunities, and office space is affordable and within close proximity to downtown Boston.

The Green Line (MBTA) Somerville-Medford extension also has a proposed stop immediately south of the commercial district on Lowell Street and west of the commercial district. According to a recently published timeline by MassDOT, both of these stops are slated to be “passenger-ready” by 2018. Phase one of the project has already started with construction on existing bridges in both Medford and Somerville.

The 2013 Summer Events Lineup in Somerville

All events are free of charge and open to the public and are as follows:

  • Sunsetters Performances

Concerts by the City’s youth performance troupe will be held from June 27 to late August at various locations and can be held in your neighborhood by request. See for the schedule and request performances at [email protected].

  • SomerMovie Fest

Eight outdoor movie showings will be shown from July 11 to August 29 at parks throughout the City. Check website for updated schedule.

  • Seize the Summer @ SomerStreets

Sunday, July 28, noon to 4 p.m., Highland Ave. (Walnut St. to Cedar Street.)

  • Going Green on Route 16 @ SomerStreets

Sunday, August 18, noon – 4 p.m. (Dilboy Field to Broadway)

  • Mayor’s Senior Picnic

Wednesday, August 7, 11 a.m., Powderhouse Park

The full Somerville Arts Council and ArtsUnion-sponsored summer events lineup can be found at

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