Next to everything, at the lively historic crossroads of Washington Street and Somerville Avenue, Union Square is just one mile from Harvard Square and Kendall Square and is closer to the downtown Boston than most of the City of Boston.
Union Square has the most genuine international flavor of any business district in New England. Union Square has food markets, retail boutiques, and dining & nightlife from all over the world. A growing personal, business, and professional services sector is supported by the City's central U.S. Post Office and is served by the city's community access television studio. The area is now the focus of a special city/business/resident initiative called Union Square Main Streets.
Washington Street was originally The Road to Newtown (Cambridge) in 1630. Somerville Avenue was Milk Row. Union Sq's history goes back over 375 years. General George Washington ordered the first raising of an American flag, the Grand Union Flag, on Prsospect Hill during the Siege of Boston. In the 19th Century the hill became a residential enclave for literary and merchant Boston and Cambridge. In the days of streetcars and commuter rail, Union Square was this City's central commuting hub and major business district. The Union Square area boasts some of the finest architecture in the urban region. In the future, a Green Line transit spur is expected to once again serve this major hub. © 2006 -2012
Helping to make all of Somerville a great place to visit, live, work, study, play and shop, the members of the Chamber's Union Square Business Group are: