Cambridge Real Estate

Cambridge is a vibrant city recognized as a cultural hub as well as a center for higher education. Home to Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Lesley University, Cambridge is one of the more densely populated cities in New England with 106,000 residents. Cambridge is known as a “city of squares” as most of its commercial districts, or squares, are major street intersections, including Central Square; Harvard Square; Inman Square; and Porter Square, each with its own distinct personality. The Longfellow Bridge over the Charles River separates Cambridge from Boston at the eastern end of the MIT campus although several of the squares are very close to Boston’s city line. Cambridge’s innovative tech and biotech community is centered around Kendall Square which has helped drive a number of sustainability initiatives throughout the area as well as big ideas. Occupying 7.1 square miles, Cambridge is filled with historic buildings that have been preserved as elegant single-family homes and estates. Cambridge is also sprinkled with gracious Victorians and more traditional triple-deckers which have recently undergone extensive renovations to serve as multi-family dwellings. The Kendall Square area offers newer, thoughtfully designed condos and lofts with all the amenities.  Read more about Cambridge real estate.

Cambridge Homes & Condos For Sale

11 Brown Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,553 SqFt

11 Brown Street, Cambridge

$5,500,000
36 Lopez Avenue, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,345 SqFt

36 Lopez Avenue, Cambridge

$5,300,000
975 Memorial Drive #611, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,073 SqFt

975 Memorial Drive #611, Cambridge

$4,500,000
618 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 8,201 SqFt

618 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

$4,500,000 ↓ $175,000
47-53 Bay State Road, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 8,888 SqFt

47-53 Bay State Road, Cambridge

$4,000,000
148 - 154 Gore Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 12 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,922 SqFt

148 - 154 Gore Street, Cambridge

$3,990,000 ↓ $210,000
2222 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

2222 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

$3,500,000
10 Rogers #ph2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,928 SqFt

10 Rogers #ph2, Cambridge

$3,200,000
42-46 Lincoln, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 10 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 6,056 SqFt

42-46 Lincoln, Cambridge

$3,049,000
251-253 Broadway, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 8 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,100 SqFt

251-253 Broadway, Cambridge

$2,999,999
New
55 Regent #3, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,928 SqFt

55 Regent #3, Cambridge

$2,650,000
1498 Cambridge Street #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,800 SqFt

1498 Cambridge Street #2, Cambridge

$2,579,000
466 Putnam Avenue #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,684 SqFt

466 Putnam Avenue #2, Cambridge

$2,550,000
7 Beech #419, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,570 SqFt

7 Beech #419, Cambridge

$2,414,000
286 Broadway, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

286 Broadway, Cambridge

$2,400,000
286 Broadway, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,166 SqFt

286 Broadway, Cambridge

$2,400,000
23 Greenough Avenue #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,570 SqFt

23 Greenough Avenue #2, Cambridge

$2,399,900
120 Avon Hill Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,255 SqFt

120 Avon Hill Street, Cambridge

$2,395,000
466 Putnam Avenue #1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,509 SqFt

466 Putnam Avenue #1, Cambridge

$2,375,000
112 Holworthy #112, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,633 SqFt

112 Holworthy #112, Cambridge

$2,295,000
90 Thorndike Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,618 SqFt

90 Thorndike Street, Cambridge

$2,295,000
235 Third Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

235 Third Street, Cambridge

$2,250,000
1126 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,126 SqFt

1126 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

$2,149,999 ↓ $50,000
134 Thorndike Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 11 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,827 SqFt

134 Thorndike Street, Cambridge

$2,100,000 ↑ $225,000
7 Chalk Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,010 SqFt

7 Chalk Street, Cambridge

$2,048,000
150 Gore Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,001 SqFt

150 Gore Street, Cambridge

$1,995,000 ↓ $105,000
11 Flagg Street #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,762 SqFt

11 Flagg Street #2, Cambridge

$1,900,000
32 Vineyard Street #32, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,327 SqFt

32 Vineyard Street #32, Cambridge

$1,795,000
23 May Street #23, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,408 SqFt

23 May Street #23, Cambridge

$1,795,000 ↓ $150,000
13 Walden Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,700 SqFt

13 Walden Street, Cambridge

$1,700,000 ↓ $50,000
13 Walden #13, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,400 SqFt

13 Walden #13, Cambridge

$1,700,000 ↓ $50,000
24 Plymouth St, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,884 SqFt

24 Plymouth St, Cambridge

$1,649,000
2 - 4 Stearns Street #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,092 SqFt

2 - 4 Stearns Street #2, Cambridge

$1,625,000
6 Sargent Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 9 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,679 SqFt

6 Sargent Street, Cambridge

$1,575,000
7 Beech #315, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,145 SqFt

7 Beech #315, Cambridge

$1,529,000
61 Kelly Road #61, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,236 SqFt

61 Kelly Road #61, Cambridge

$1,529,000 ↓ $20,000
410 Norfolk, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,601 SqFt

410 Norfolk, Cambridge

$1,500,000
55 Union Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,472 SqFt

55 Union Street, Cambridge

$1,434,000 ↓ $15,000
50 Magoun Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,727 SqFt

50 Magoun Street, Cambridge

$1,395,000
155 Brookline Street #13, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,790 SqFt

155 Brookline Street #13, Cambridge

$1,379,900 ↓ $19,100
58 Lincoln Street #1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,830 SqFt

58 Lincoln Street #1, Cambridge

$1,379,000 ↓ $10,000
New
74-76 Dana Street #3, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,380 SqFt

74-76 Dana Street #3, Cambridge

$1,349,999
13 Walden #13a, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,400 SqFt

13 Walden #13a, Cambridge

$1,349,000 ↓ $50,000
7-9 Harrison Avenue, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,644 SqFt

7-9 Harrison Avenue, Cambridge

$1,299,000
236 Concord #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,419 SqFt

236 Concord #2, Cambridge

$1,298,000
New
74-76 Dana Street #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,260 SqFt

74-76 Dana Street #2, Cambridge

$1,249,000
178 Elm Street #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,173 SqFt

178 Elm Street #2, Cambridge

$1,200,000 ↓ $49,900
10 Rogers Street #701, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,119 SqFt

10 Rogers Street #701, Cambridge

$1,195,000

More About Cambridge Real Estate

Cambridge Location

Cambridge is located in eastern Massachusetts, bordered by the city of Somerville to the north; the town of Arlington to the northwest; the city of Boston to the south and east across the Charles River; and the town of Belmont and city of Watertown to the east. Most of its densely populated neighborhoods are connected by the MBTA Red Line which maintains stations at the main squares as well as a network of buses that run along the commercial areas during rush hour. Lechmere Square, adjacent to the CambridgeSide Galleria shopping mall, serves as the MBTA Green Line’s northern terminus at Lechmere Station, connecting Cambridge to Boston and other western suburbs.

Cambridge Recreation

Cambridge is one of the nation’s most walkable cities with an assortment of quaint shops, bookstores, pubs, and coffee shops spilling out of the squares. Despite the winter weather, Cambridge is also recognized as one of the best cities in the U.S. for biking. The area offers several scenic bike paths along the Charles River as well as the Minuteman Bikeway and bike lanes on many of the streets. At 17 acres, Magazine Beach is Cambridge’s second largest park located along the Charles River between the Boston University Bridge and Pleasant Street. The park is home to playing fields, an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool as well as natural wildlife. The Charles River Reservation is another option, offering outdoor recreation opportunities across all seasons.

While MIT is typically thought of as a hotbed of education and innovation, its campus includes architecturally significant buildings representing the work of renowned architects such as Frank Gehry and I.M. Pei. MIT also offers one of the most outstanding public art collections in the U.S. for MIT students and visitors alike to enjoy with works from Alexandre Caldo, Pablo Picasso and other major artists.

Cambridge History

Cambridge was founded in 1630 by the 700 original Puritan colonists of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Early settlers chose the location because it was safely upriver from Boston Harbor and deemed easily defensible from attacks by enemy ships.

With the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, Cambridge evolved into a working class neighborhood with a sizable immigrant population from Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Lithuania who spent their days on the factory assembly lines. A more recent wave of immigrants included people from the West Indies, South America and Africa, each leaving their stamp on the culture.

In the early 20th century Cambridge gained recognition as a manufacturing center for some of the nation’s top candy brands along a strip known as Confectioner’s Row. Junior Mint candies were first manufactured in 1949 on Main Street while Central Square served as the home of the Necco candy factory from 1927 to 2003.

Cambridge has served as the home of crusaders, academics, and other notable citizens — among them Dorothea Lynde Dix, an advocate for the humane treatment of the insane; John Forbes Nash, Mathematician; Patrick Ewing, Hall of Fame basketball player; and actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

Today Cambridge blends the old and the new with historic architecture and many of the world’s newest ideas.

 

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