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Buying Renting Cambridge Somerville
This spacious kitchen has shiny, black floors, white walls and a white ceiling. A track of spotlights hangs from the ceiling, and natural light enters through the sliding glass doors in the back wall. There is a tall table with a wood counter and four red stools and two grey stools set up around it. The stainless steal refrigerator is to the right of the room, and wood cabinets hang above and sit below the white counters. There is a peloton bike set up next to the sliding glass doors.
Unit 704 at 9 Medford St. in Somerville is on the market for $689,000. It has one bedroom and one full bath. Via MLS

The Green Line has finally found a home in Somerville’s Union Square. 

The first subway car rolled out of the long-awaited station early Monday morning, marking the  fulfillment of a more than 30-year promise from the state to mitigate the impacts of the Big Dig on transit in the neighborhood. 

The new Union Square Station is good news for those seeking an easier commute into the city, but for longtime residents, there’s concern about the impact it could have on housing costs. The neighborhood was already facing gentrification, and now “the changes are coming quicker,” Katie Johnston of the Boston Globe reported.

Here are 10 properties available to rent or buy now, including five for under $3,000 a month:

247 Pearl St., Unit 203, Somerville

The kitchen has a tile-look floor, white walls and a white ceiling. There's a wood door at the back of room. White marble-look counters run along the sides of each room, with light gray cabinets underneath them on each side of the room. The sink is built into the counter on the left side of the room, and there's a white oven and stove on the right. More light gray cabinets hang from the walls on each side.
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The front of the floors in this room are tile and the back half is wood. There's a ceiling fan light in the center of room, and there are three windows in the right wall letting natural light into the room.
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The bathroom has a tile floor, white walls and a white ceiling. There's a single-sink vanity with white cabinets underneath. There's a small mirror with three spotlights overhead. The shower-tub combo takes up the space a the back of room.
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Rent $1,700 a month

Studio / 1 full bath 

400 square feet

0.9 of a mile from Union Square Station 

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124 Summer St., No. 4, Somerville

This kitchen has wood floors and wood cabinets both hanging from the wall and under the dark, stone counter. There's a sink built into the counter on the left side, and the oven is built in on the right. There's a white door in the far left along the back wall.
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This room is open with wood floors and light gray walls. There's a ceiling fan light over part of the room, and two pendant lights hanging over an island toward the back of the room. The island has a dark stone counter and wood cabinets underneath. There's a small portion of exposed brick wall in the right foreground of the room.
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This room has wood floors and light gray walls. There's a ceiling fan hanging in the center of the room. There's a small closet to the right of the entrance and an exposed brick wall is visible in the the room over.
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Rent $2,050

1 bedroom, 1 full bath

500 square feet 

0.8 miles from Union Square Station

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29 Lambert St., Unit 3L, Cambridge

A stackable washer and dryer are visible in the left foreground of this photo of the kitchen. Next to this along the left wall there are wood cabinets hanging above the counter, which is a dark colored stone. There is a white dishwasher just to the right of the washer and dryer, and more cabinets to the right of that. The oven sits at the end of the counter. The floors are white tile, and there's a black and white striped sug between the counter and a small white table. Two wood chairs are set up at the table, which has a plant and a small of stack of book on it.
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A queen size bed with a wooden headboard sits against left wall in the room. The floors are a dark, shiny wood, and the walls and ceiling are white. There's a ceiling fan with a light over the bed in the center of room, and two woven foot stool sit at the foot of the bed. There's a closet with a sliding door in the background. A lively house plant sits to the right of the closet.
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Rent $2,050

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath 

600 square feet

0.7 of a mile to Union Square Station 

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145 Columbia St., Unit 1, Cambridge

The room is all gray and white, with a stainless steal refrigerator on the far left, white cabinets overhead, and a stainless steal oven and dishwasher to the right of the fridge. There's also a stainless steal farmhouse sink to the left of the dishwasher. The floors are a gray, wood-look material.
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This bathroom has gray, wood-look floors and a gray tile walk-in shower. The room is small, and the toilet sits against the wall across from the shower. The white sink is just barely visible in the foreground.
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This room has gray, wood-look floors and off-white walls. There is a door in the far left corner and one in the back of the room.
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Rent $2,500

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom

431 square feet

0.8 of a mile from Union Square Station 

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170 Gore St., Unit 408, Cambridge

White cabinets hang from the wall over the dark, stone counters in this kitchen. The dishwasher is visible in the foreground, and the oven and wall-hanging microwave are against the back wall. There is a thick, wood cutting board to the left of the sink, which sits just to the right of the dishwasher.
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An L-shaped couch stretches around much of this living room. The floors here are wood, and the ceiling and walls are white. There's a massive window at the back, covered by an opaque, white shade. there are two foot stools in front of the couch, and a TV sitting on a short wood hutch. There are several pieces of art hanging above the TV.
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This view of the bathroom shows the toilet at the center of the room, which is lit with three sconce lights. These lights hang above a geometric mirror. A vessel sink sits under the mirror, atop a white counter and a dark cabinet. The walls and floors are decorative tile.
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Rent $2,550

1 bedroom, 1 full bath 

650 square feet

0.7 of a mile from Union Square Station

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9 Medford St., Unit 704, Somerville

This spacious kitchen has shiny, black floors, white walls and a white ceiling. A track of spotlights hangs from the ceiling, and natural light enters through the sliding glass doors in the back wall. There is a tall table with a wood counter and four red stools and two grey stools set up around it. The stainless steal refrigerator is to the right of the room, and wood cabinets hang above and sit below the white counters. There is a peloton bike set up next to the sliding glass doors.
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A double bed has a white cover in this bedroom. The floors are an off-white carpet, and one of the walls is glass. There's a bedside table with a lamp to the left of the bed, and the living room is visible in the background.
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A vanity with a white countertop has a sink built in and dark wood drawers and cabinets underneath. The walk-in shower is to the right of the vanity, and has a detachable shower head and white, subway tile walls. There is a frameless mirror over the vanity.
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Listed $689,000

1 bedroom, 1 full bath

799 square feet 

0.7 of a mile to Union Square Station

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305 Webster Ave., Unit 105, Cambridge

A double-door, stainless steal fridge sits in the right side of the kitchen. There are several wall-mounted, white cabinets along the wall, and there's a waterfall island in the foreground of the photo. There are four black, backless stools at the island.
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A modern bookshelf leans against the right wall of the room, which is lit with a lamp in the corner of the room. A cushioned chair is set up at a desk against the far wall. There is a patterned rug covering most of the floor in the room.
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The shower-tub combo has a marble-look, tile wall, and sits in the right side of the room. The toilet sits to the left of that, and a vanity with a white counter and white cabinets sits to the left of toilet. There's a large sconce light about a borderless mirror, which sits above the vanity.
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Rent $4,500

1 bedroom, 1 full bath

817 square feet

0.3 of a mile to Union Square Station

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115 Highland Ave., Unit 16, Somerville

A large bed with a white comforter and sits against the left wall, under a piece of art. A white bedside table holds a lamp to the left of the bed. The floors are wood, though there is a white rug that takes up a significant amount of space under the bed. A white dresser sits against the wall opposite the bed. The wooded yard appears lush through the large window in the back wall.
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There is a stainless steal refrigerator and a row of wood cabinets along the back wall of this kitchen. A peninsula with a black countertop sit across from that. The room is brightly lit with a row of track lights, and the floor is wood. The hallway is visible on the left.
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This living room has light colored wood floors and off-white walls. There is recessed lighting and a pendant light hanging over a table to the right of the sitting area. These is a white couch against the back wall under a large window, and a modern, cushioned chair against the left wall. A black coffee table and another off-white, cushioned stool sit in front of the chair.
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Listed $725,000

3 bedrooms, 1 full bath

1,170 square feet

0.9 of a mile to Union Square Station

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10 Wigglesworth St., Unit 2, Somerville

A white checkered rug takes up much of the floor space in this living room. There are two matching couches that are light grayish purple with several colorful, decorative pillows at each. There is a window behind one couch on the left side of the room, and a door opposite that.
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White cabinets hang above and sit below the white counter in this kitchen. There is large island with room for sitting across from those, and there is one turquoise stool visible at the island. The island also has a built-in sink in middle. There is a class door in the back wall, and the dining room is visible to the right.
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There is shower-tub combo with marble-patterned walls at the back of the room. The toilet sits in front of that, and a sink with white drawers underneath sits in front of that. A medicine cabinet mirror hangs about the sink.
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Listed $725,000

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths

1,086 square feet

0.9 of a mile from Union Square Station

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59 Dana St., Cambridge

The kitchen has all black appliances and black cabinets along the left wall. There is a sliding glass door at the back of the room, and floors are wood. The space is well-lit with recessed lighting.
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The living room has recessed lighting, white ceilings and white walls. There is a fireplace with a sand-colored tile surround in the right wall and a white and blue area rug on the floor in front of it. There is a brown leather love seat against the wall opposite the fireplace. In the background, there is a small Christmas tree in the corner and three windows letting in natural light.
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This bathroom has a walk-in shower with blue tile walls and a glass door in the left side. There is a window to the right of that, with white shutter, and a sink atop a dark wood vanity. The toilet is to the right of the sink. The same blue tiles line the bottom half of the walls outside the shower.
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Listed $2,500,000

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath

2,200 square feet

0.14-acre lot

Sits on 0.14 of an acre.

0.9 of a mile to Union Square Station 

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