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

167 Brattle Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 8,021 SqFt

167 Brattle Street, Cambridge

$15,750,000
157 Brattle Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 9,594 SqFt

157 Brattle Street, Cambridge

$14,000,000
1060 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 11,055 SqFt

1060 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

$9,000,000
372 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 15,734 SqFt

372 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

$8,000,000
6 Prentiss Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

6 Prentiss Street, Cambridge

$7,500,000
19 Fayette Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 8 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 7,234 SqFt

19 Fayette Street, Cambridge

$7,250,000
11 Gray Gardens, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 7,747 SqFt

11 Gray Gardens, Cambridge

$6,250,000 ↓ $500,000
370 Broadway, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 99 Beds
  • 148.5 Baths
  • 8,680 SqFt

370 Broadway, Cambridge

$6,000,000
6 Sacramento Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 18 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 11,610 SqFt

6 Sacramento Street, Cambridge

$5,950,000 ↓ $500,000
337-343 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 99 Beds
  • 148.5 Baths
  • 7,500 SqFt

337-343 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

$5,000,000
975 Memorial Drive #611, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,082 SqFt

975 Memorial Drive #611, Cambridge

$4,950,000 ↓ $450,000
7 Garden Terrace, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,900 SqFt

7 Garden Terrace, Cambridge

$4,450,000 ↓ $250,000
54 Bay State Road, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 13 Beds
  • 10 Baths
  • 6,808 SqFt

54 Bay State Road, Cambridge

$4,275,000 ↓ $24,000
381-383 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 12 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 6,351 SqFt

381-383 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue, Cambridge

$4,000,000
288 Harvard Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 18 Beds
  • 18.5 Baths
  • 8,742 SqFt

288 Harvard Street, Cambridge

$3,950,000 ↓ $500,000
18-20 Whittier Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 8 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,655 SqFt

18-20 Whittier Street, Cambridge

$3,800,000
19 Fayette Street #two, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,740 SqFt

19 Fayette Street #two, Cambridge

$3,485,000
48 Saville, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,382 SqFt

48 Saville, Cambridge

$3,450,000
New
15a Ellsworth Avenue, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 4,235 SqFt

15a Ellsworth Avenue, Cambridge

$3,398,000
500 Huron Avenue, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 3,916 SqFt

500 Huron Avenue, Cambridge

$3,285,000
2161 Massachusetts Aveune, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

2161 Massachusetts Aveune, Cambridge

$3,200,000 ↓ $199,000
243 Hampshire, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

243 Hampshire, Cambridge

$3,000,000
1099 Cambridge, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1099 Cambridge, Cambridge

$2,999,900
117 Gore Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,538 SqFt

117 Gore Street, Cambridge

$2,995,000
34 Buckingham Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,661 SqFt

34 Buckingham Street, Cambridge

$2,900,000
55 Regent Street #3, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,928 SqFt

55 Regent Street #3, Cambridge

$2,850,000
466 Putnam Avenue #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,684 SqFt

466 Putnam Avenue #2, Cambridge

$2,550,000
New
12 Bigelow Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,369 SqFt

12 Bigelow Street, Cambridge

$2,500,000
New
987 Memorial Drive #172, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,050 SqFt

987 Memorial Drive #172, Cambridge

$2,499,000
975 Memorial Drive #401, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,374 SqFt

975 Memorial Drive #401, Cambridge

$2,400,000
466 Putnam Avenue #1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,509 SqFt

466 Putnam Avenue #1, Cambridge

$2,375,000
New
383/385 Windsor Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,594 SqFt

383/385 Windsor Street, Cambridge

$2,275,000
22 Fairmont Street #22, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,334 SqFt

22 Fairmont Street #22, Cambridge

$2,250,000
235 Third Street, Cambridge
  • Lots and Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

235 Third Street, Cambridge

$2,250,000
33 Pemberton Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,460 SqFt

33 Pemberton Street, Cambridge

$2,250,000
106 Inman Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,060 SqFt

106 Inman Street, Cambridge

$2,250,000 ↓ $250,000
106 Inman Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,060 SqFt

106 Inman Street, Cambridge

$2,250,000 ↓ $250,000
74 Putnam Avenue #1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,827 SqFt

74 Putnam Avenue #1, Cambridge

$2,200,000
134 Thorndike Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 11 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,827 SqFt

134 Thorndike Street, Cambridge

$2,100,000 ↑ $225,000
26c Bradbury Street #26c, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,890 SqFt

26c Bradbury Street #26c, Cambridge

$1,995,000
120 Norfolk Street #120, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,859 SqFt

120 Norfolk Street #120, Cambridge

$1,995,000 ↓ $100,000
11 Frost Street #11, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,928 SqFt

11 Frost Street #11, Cambridge

$1,925,000 ↓ $70,000
24 Plymouth Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,884 SqFt

24 Plymouth Street, Cambridge

$1,925,000 ↓ $74,999
11-13 Haskell Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 8 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3,665 SqFt

11-13 Haskell Street, Cambridge

$1,895,000
73 Orchard Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,945 SqFt

73 Orchard Street, Cambridge

$1,799,000 ↓ $50,000
48 Saville #1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,449 SqFt

48 Saville #1, Cambridge

$1,799,000 ↑ $50,000
13 Ellery Square #13, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,972 SqFt

13 Ellery Square #13, Cambridge

$1,795,000
51 Cushing Street #1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,004 SqFt

51 Cushing Street #1, Cambridge

$1,759,900 ↓ $20,000

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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