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Somerville

Prospect Hill tower in Somerville offers sweeping views of Boston's skyline. Built in 1902, the tower is one of the city's oldest and grandest landmarks. Prospect Hill tower in Somerville offers sweeping views of Boston's skyline. Built in 1902, the tower is one of the city's oldest and grandest landmarks. (Patricia McDonnell for the Boston Globe/File 2005)
July 27, 2008

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THE GOODS: Long home to working-class families and immigrants, most of Somerville has managed to elude the gentrification and high housing prices of neighboring Cambridge. But it's an attractive place for students and young couples to call home because of its affordability and proximity to Boston. Davis Square is a hip stop with its wide offering of restaurants, lively bars, ... (Full article: 365 words)

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