Agassiz Real Estate

Agassiz is a triangular neighborhood located in Cambridge between Porter Square and Harvard Square. The area is also known as “Harvard North” or “Area 8.” The neighborhood comprises a large chunk of Harvard University, including the law school, as well as the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology. Lesley University also maintains a strong presence in the neighborhood. The area’s 5,200 residents congregate along a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue lined with small shops, eateries, and other housewares stores. Academic buildings are interspersed with gracious Victorian wood-frame homes. Agassiz is also home to a number of different condominium styles, including the more classic brick buildings, multi-families that have converted space to condos and newly built townhouses. The area’s tree-lined streets are eminently walkable and public transit options are located in both Harvard and Porter Square.  Read more about Agassiz real estate.

Agassiz Homes & Condos For Sale

Agassiz Homes & Condos For Sale November 29, 2021
10
Listed
18
Avg. DOM
$685.20
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$2,750,000
Med. List Price
10 Properties
9
Beds
9F91/2
Baths
6,821
Sq.Ft.
1862
Year Built
13
Days on Site
72921051
MLS
Presenting 1627 Massachusetts Ave. a 6,821SF, 2.75 story building located between Harvard Square and Porter Square in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Institutionally owned and maintained, and...
9
Beds
9F91/2
Baths
5,293
Sq.Ft.
1858
Year Built
13
Days on Site
72921060
MLS
Presenting 21 Mellen Street a 5,293 SF, 3 story building located between Harvard Square and Porter Square in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Institutionally owned and maintained, and offered...
99
Beds
9F91/2
Baths
6,220
Sq.Ft.
1883
Year Built
13
Days on Site
72921054
MLS
Presenting 7 Mellen Street a 6,220 SF, 2.5 story building located between Harvard Square and Porter Square in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Institutionally owned and maintained, and offered...
99
Beds
9F91/2
Baths
5,606
Sq.Ft.
1885
Year Built
13
Days on Site
72921057
MLS
Presenting 9 Mellen Street a 5,606 SF, 2.75 story building located between Harvard Square and Porter Square in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Institutionally owned and maintained, and offered...
99
Beds
9F91/2
Baths
4,545
Sq.Ft.
1836
Year Built
13
Days on Site
72921049
MLS
Presenting 11 Mellen Street, a 4,545 SF, 2.5 story building located between Harvard Square and Porter Square in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Institutionally owned and maintained, and...
9
Beds
9F91/2
Baths
3,358
Sq.Ft.
1858
Year Built
13
Days on Site
72921052
MLS
Presenting 17 Mellen Street, a 3,358 SF, 3 story building located between Harvard Square and Porter Square in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Institutionally owned and maintained, and offered...
99
Beds
9F91/2
Baths
5,086
Sq.Ft.
1859
Year Built
13
Days on Site
72921047
MLS
Presenting 13 Mellen Street, a 5,086 SF, 2.5 story building located between Harvard Square and Porter Square in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Institutionally owned and maintained, and...
Contingent
37 Prentiss St. #A Cambridge, MA 02140
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,301
Sq.Ft.
1876
Year Built
4
Days on Site
72901791
MLS
Built as a single-family in 1876, this 2nd Empire, mansard-roofed home features a 2-story front bay and a side-hall plan. It s located on an idyllic, tree-lined street in between Harvard and Porter...
9
Beds
9F91/2
Baths
2,721
Sq.Ft.
1858
Year Built
13
Days on Site
72921058
MLS
Presenting 19 Mellen Street a 2,721 SF, 3 story building located between Harvard Square and Porter Square in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Institutionally owned and maintained, and offered...
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,730
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
78
Days on Site
72893980
MLS
Opportunity awaits the next owner of this conveniently located landmark condo! Perfectly situated between Porter and Harvard Square, you'll be close to the Red Line, Commuter Rail, Lesley College,...

More About Agassiz Real Estate

 Agassiz Location

Agassiz is bounded by Porter Square on the north; the Somerville border on the northeast; Kirkland Street, Cambridge Street, and Quincy Street to the south; and Massachusetts Avenue to the west. The neighborhood is served by the Red Line MBTA stops at both Harvard and Porter Squares. The commuter rail stops in Porter Square while buses run up and down Mass Avenue during rush hour.

Agassiz History

Development of the neighborhood accelerated in the mid-1800s once the railroad stop at Porter Square opened in the 1840s. The elegant examples of Victorian architecture were built during the late 1880s while apartment buildings and three-family homes arrived in the early 1900s. The neighborhood draws its name from Professor Louis Agassiz, a professor of natural history who helped Harvard grow from a small college that trained clergymen to a full-fledged university. Agassiz founded the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard in 1860 and established a private school for girls along with his wife in their home on Quincy Street. In 1882, Mrs. Agassiz helped establish the Society for the Collegiate Instruction of Women, which later evolved into Radcliffe College.

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