Davis Square is a major intersection in the northwestern section of Somerville, Massachusetts where several streets meet: Holland Street, Dover Street, Day Street, Elm Street, Highland Avenue, and College Avenue.
Today, Davis Square is a mix of the old and the new. Restaurants, coffee shops and stores catering to students and young urban professionals coexist with working class diners and tailors that predate Davis Square's trendy period. A growing LGBT presence is evidenced by a smattering of rainbow flags on neighborhood churches and homes.
The brick-paved square contains a rich mixture of shops, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, a movie theater and other attractions.
In 1997, Davis Square was listed by the Utne Reader as one of the fifteen "hippest places to live" in the United States.
In 2005, The Boston Globe reported the first million dollar condo sale in Davis Square, which marked a major shift for a neighborhood once known as affordable. It now contains some of the priciest homes in Somerville and is significantly more expensive than the average for Eastern Massachusetts.