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Somerville
Somerville
Massachusetts
20 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 20 ratings
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

Somerville ( SUM-ər-vil) is a city located directly to the northwest of Boston, in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. As of 2010, the United States Census lists the city with a total population of 75,754 people, making it the most densely populated municipality in New England. As of 2010, it was the 16th most densely populated incorporated municipality in the country. Somerville was established as a town in 1842, when it was separated from Charlestown. In 2006, the town was named the best-run city in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe. In 1972, in 2009, and again in 2015, the city received the All-America City Award.

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This is an up and coming hot spot for tech, restaurant, and everything in between.
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I live in Claredon hill towers. My community has events for the elderly. Also a van that picks them up for shopping and field trips.
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Because I had worked those city before my clients used to be very nice to me
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Transportation is a breeze and quiet neighborhood.
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I assume it's age friendly.

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How did Massachusetts earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Massachusetts has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Massachusetts does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Massachusetts has an effective property tax rate of 1.21%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Massachusetts earned its state tax grade of C.

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