Main Street Somerville today maintains most of its historical buildings, although many are now boutique specialty shops. Somerville has quite a diverse and large selection of restaurants that draw people from the surrounding area. In many ways, Somerville remains Somerset County’s downtown, and is the heart of its designated Regional Center. Several of the factories in Somerville were abandoned and replaced with modern office buildings or remodeled as apartments. The mix of modern amenities and an interesting and diverse past make Main Street, Somerville a unique destination for dining, strolling and visiting. In the warmer months, Somerville is host to Cruise Nights, where owners of specialty cars park up and down the streets to show off their wheels. There are sidewalk street vendors, live music and all sorts of food available. This event attracts grown ups and children of all ages.
The shopping center on the west side of the downtown area was demolished and a new shopping center, town homes and other amenities will be built on the shopping center land and on adjacent land in the former borough landfill to the south. Ground was broken for a new “World Class” ShopRite supermarket in March 2011, with completion anticipated in November 2011. Town planners envision a transit village style redevelopment centered around the Somerville train station.
“In today’s real estate market, you need to work with a real estate professional you can trust. Karen Bendall, is dedicated to providing the absolute finest service and expertise possible for all her clients. Whether you are buying or selling your primary residence, a second home, or relocating to a new neighborhood, Karen can help make your home ownership dreams come true.”
Call (908) 642-8132 or E-mail Karen Bendall for all of your Somerville real estate needs.