Homes for Sale in Ball Square, Somerville, MA

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Ball Square, Somerville, MA


Community and Real Estate Information

Ball Square is a largely residential area in Somerville, Massachusetts. To the southeast of Tufts University and to the southwest of Boston Avenue is the neighborhood. Ball Square, like other neighborhoods in the city, is a wonderful bedroom community with lovely housing options for families wanting to reside on Boston's western fringes. The area was named for John Nichols Ball, a prominent local merchant, and politician. The area was formerly a well-known commercial sector, with several of the businesses that opened in those early years still operating today. Lyndell's Bakery, Ball Square Cafe, Kelly's Diner, and many more local businesses are well-known. Today, the area retains its distinct blue-collar vibe, attracting professionals from neighboring commercial hubs as well as students from the nearby university.


Ball Square real estate consists of a mix of single-family and multi-family homes constructed in the early 1900s. The architecture of these residences is Colonial Revival, with steepled roofs, wood plank walls, brightly colored paints, wide framed windows, modest front porches, and no connected garage. The area's bigger homes have connected condo-style layouts, with duplexes and triplexes being the most popular housing styles. The region's property values range from $700,000 to $1.5 million. Home styles range from two to four bedrooms, with one to three bathrooms. The community's condo-style residences are arguably the most inexpensive, with living spaces ranging from 1,000 to 1,400 square feet. The majority of these homes were renovated from their initial single-family designs to add more dwelling units to each. Many single-family homes with original layouts may be found in the neighborhood, as well as some modern low-density apartment complexes. These houses typically range in size from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet of living area.


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Business Opportunities 

Because you're so close to Davis, you'll have easy access to everything it has to offer, as well as some fantastic local restaurants like Taco Party (Vegan), Lyndell's Bakery, Blue Cloud Gallery, and Ball Square Fine Wines. In the mornings, Ball Square comes'll have to pick your favorite among the top breakfast restaurants (Sound Bites, Ball Square Cafe, True Grounds, and Kelly's Diner).


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Important Considerations

The Pub, which has a terrific local vibe, is the only evening bar choice, so you may not need anything else! For a Bruins or Pats game, expect it to be crowded!


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Somerville, MA Market Report:

Households: 32,802
Median Listing Home Price: $840,000
Median Listing Home Price Per Sqft: $579
Median Rent: $2,600
Average Days on Market: 85
Home Ownership Percentage: 33.6%

Somerville, MA Community Report:

Population: 81,366
Average Household Income: $117,141
Median Age: 31.3
Associate's Degree or Higher: 7.65%
Elderly Percentage: 8.96%
Cost of Living Score: 169.9


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Comments (1)

Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Thanks for sharing your market update.  Great information for buyers and seller in the Ball Square Somerville market.

Jul 23, 2021 03:10 AM