Agassiz - Neighborhood 8
Agassiz is a small, moderate-density residential neighborhood with around five thousand residents. Harvard Square and Porter Square, both major commercial and transit centers, lie at either end of the neighborhood, and Massachusetts Avenue, which connects the two squares, serves as the neighborhood’s retail center. Universities are a major presence in the neighborhood, which contains academic and student housing facilities for both Harvard University and Lesley University. To the east, Agassiz shares a border with the City of Somerville.
Agassiz Neighborhood Map.