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Victorian elegance and breakfast

SuperhostSomerville, Massachusetts, USA
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During January through March, guests booking month-long (30-day) stays will receive a 50% discount. If you wish to make such a reservation, please click on "Contact Host" below and send a message. You will receive a "special offer.

Location: We are on Prospect Hill, 1.4 miles to Harvard Sq.; 1.3 to Central Sq.; 2.0 to Tufts University, 2.3 to MIT, and 2.6 to downtown Boston. Steps from fabled Union Square. with cafés, pubs, live music, Best-of-Boston restaurants, ethnic grocers, gym, 2 yoga studios, three craft breweries and community acupuncture. Neighborhood is friendly, diverse and the safest in Somerville.

Description: Pleasant room in a Victorian home on the hill where the first American flag was flown. Glorious morning sun. Queen-sized bed. Shared bathroom. Interior of the home has been restored and exterior is in process.

Transportation: Ample on-street parking. 6-minute walk to 7 bus lines including direct lines to the Orange, Red, and Green Subway Lines (10-minute rides), MIT, Harvard, Tufts University, Boston University, Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard Medical School, Central Square, Davis Square, Kendall Square, Innman Square, Copley Square, Harvard Square, and downtown. Blue Bikes rentals in Union Square: $2.50 for a one-way trip; $10 for 24 hours.

Breakfast: Select crumpets, bagels, muffins, juice, coffee, tea, and dairy and soy milk. No additional charge. (The city prohibits airbnb hosts from serving cooked food.)

Amenities: Broadband wifi, central HVAC, free laundry facilities for longer-term guests.

Please review house rules before booking.

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Deep weekly and monthly discounts are available January through March, but without breakfast.

Makeup, , creams, and particularly sun-block and tanning products stain towels. We ask guests to use only wash cloths to remove such products. Guests will be charged for towels with stains that can’t be removed.
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During January through March, guests booking month-long (30-day) stays will receive a 50% discount. If you wish to make such a reservation, please click on "Contact Host" below and send a message. You will receive a "special offer.

Location: We are on Prospect Hill, 1.4 miles to Harvard Sq.; 1.3 to Central Sq.; 2.0 to Tufts University, 2.3 to MIT, and 2.6 to downtown Boston. Steps from fabled Union Square. with cafés, pubs, live music, Best-of-Boston restaurants, ethnic grocers, gym, 2 yoga studios, three craft breweries and community acupuncture. Neighborhood is friendly, diverse and the saf…

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Somerville, Massachusetts, USA

In cities that were built before the automobile, neighborhoods surrounded commercial centers so that no one had to walk more than a few minutes to buy the necessities of life, meet a friend, worship, or enjoy food and drink.

In Europe, these are variously called plätzen, pleinen, places, piazzas, and plazas. In New England, they are called “squares.” Our neighborhood surrounds Union Square.

A crossroads for trade routes created a market for a tavern here. It opened around 1770. Paul Revere road down what is now called “Washington Street” on his midnight ride.

Our home is on Prospect Hill, which forms the northern edge of Union Square. American militia forces retreated here after the June 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill because it afforded an excellent view of everything that the British were doing in Boston. They called it the “Citadel.” George Washington joined them, and they spent the winter here, raising the USA’s first flag on January 1, 1776.

In the early 19th Century, the neighborhood became an industrial center with major meat packing, brick making, glass manufacturing, and other industrial operations. Abolitionist firemen erected a liberty pole here in 1853 and dubbed it “Liberty Pole Square.” But its name changed to its present one in 1861, when it became a recruiting and mustering center for Union Army troops.

The slaughter houses on the south side of Union Square (Boynton Yards) were then dumping their offal into the Miller’s River. By 1874, the pollution, smell, and associated health problems were so vile that the Commonwealth ordered it filled. This order became the basis for subsequent U.S. environmental protection laws.

For much of the 20th Century, Union Square enjoyed the highest levels of commerce of the city’s seven squares. Beginning in late 1950s, the lure of the suburbs and deindustrialization produced a drop of at least 30% in its (and the city’s) population. Rents declined. And while Somerville had always been an immigrant city, new arrivals from Brazil, Central America, Haiti and Southern Asia began replacing their European predecessors.

By the 1990s, Somerville had the highest proportion of resident artists of any U.S. city, and gentrification was gradually increasing. It accelerated after a 1996 Massachusetts ballot measure banned rent control. While the neighborhood remains ethnically diverse, economic diversity continues to decline. The upside of of gentrification has been that the Square now hosts twenty restaurants--some of them excellent--and four live music venues. A Green-Line extension to the Square is under construction.

Guests who make reservations will receive a guide to the Boston area.
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My checkered career has included work as a community organizer, consultant to small businesses, consultant to Fortune 500 companies, sociologist, social entrepreneur, and executive at an ecommerce start up. At present, I am an unemployed malcontent. I have Bachelors and Masters degrees in sociology from UC Santa Cruz and Rutgers, and an MBA from Yale University. The quality that most inspires me about human beings is our capacity to transform ourselves. My greatest pleasure is spending time with friends and looking at the world through their eyes. I also like to read, write, listen to music, teach community development (for NeighborWorks America), and in warm months, ride my bike. I write a biweekly column for the Somerville Times. Yo hablo español como un niño retrasado. Pero si usted tiene la paciencia de un santo conmigo, nos podemos comunicar.
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