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“Living near Davis Square”
Review of Davis Square

Davis Square
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Somerville
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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Living near Davis Square”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

This is my second winter living near Davis Square. I chose this area because of the many different places to eat and visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“unique. Great nightlife, food, shopping.”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

I live here, so how can I not love it? There are many restaurants and bars in Davis Square, and a growing number of small local businesses selling everything from fresh pasta to unique fashions. In the summertime, come in the evening and get an ice cream at JP Licks and sit out in the square, listening to live music - or catch a movie at the nearby park when outdoor movies are shown. Many festivals like Honk and Artbeat take place here throughout the summer and fall. Davis Square is unique in a way that Harvard Square hasn't been in a long time - you won't find many places in the world like Davis Square!

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Level 6 Contributor
738 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
“Davis Square vs Porter Square”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Of the two squares, I really prefer Davis since it has little gems like Magpie, Davis Squared, and Boston Burger Company (just a few of my favorite stops) There are some great festivals that happen in Davis Square too, like HONK! fest. Really both squares are quite different, but it seems that Davis always has new cute stores popping up, but Porter seems almost unchanged over the past 5 years.

Visited January 2012
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A 'MUST SEE' location”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

Davis Square offers up some of the best pubs, restaurants and entertainment in the Boston area. This 'square' is located on the Somerville/Cambridge border with easy access on the red line of the T into Boston (less than 10 minutes) and into Cambridge. Harvard Square is just a mile away. The square not only has some great pubs..but excellent choices of restaurants and cafes. There is a fabulous movie theatre that offers up to date released movies as well as Independent/Foreign film and holds several film festivals throughout the year. There are a few music venues and some great funky shops. There is something for everybody in Davis Square.

Visited August 2011
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Plenty to do in Davis Square”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

Bars & parks with live music, good food, ice cream, Anna's Tacqueria, Linear Park, Somerville Theatre, etc.

Visited January 2012
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