West Somerville is the city's westernmost neighborhood, encompassing Tufts University, Teele Square and Davis Square as well as numerous other smaller neighborhoods. Dilboy Stadium, a multi-purpose public stadium named for World War I Medal of Honor recipient George Dilboy, is also located in West Somerville. West Somerville reaches from the Cambridge and Arlington border to Powder House Square.
The neighborhood is in close proximity to Tufts University, MIT and Harvard. West Somerville's easy access to downtown Boston and range of real estate properties available have also made West Somerville popular with mid-to-upper middle class commuters.
West Somerville offers properties to fit virtually any budget. Apartments, condos, single-family homes and multifamily houses can be found to rent or buy. Property prices throughout Somerville increased significantly between 1991 and 2003 -- almost quadrupling during those years
Public transportation is available in West Somerville. Commuters can catch the Red Line at Davis Square, and several bus routes provide service to the area. Easy access to the Alewife Brook Parkway and the Mystic Valley Parkway facilitate commuting by automobile.
The Middlesex Canal Historic and Archaeological District includes points in West Somerville along the route of the historic Middlesex Canal and the Mystic Water Works lies near the intersection of Capen Street and Alewife Brook Parkway.