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

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

167 Brattle Street, Cambridge

$14,950,000
1052-1060 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 14 Beds
  • 15 Baths
  • 11,055 SqFt

1052-1060 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

$6,700,000 ↓ $200,000
975 Memorial Drive #1105, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,170 SqFt

975 Memorial Drive #1105, Cambridge

$6,595,000 ↓ $400,000
15,16-28 Porter, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 15 Beds
  • 12 Baths
  • 9,663 SqFt

15,16-28 Porter, Cambridge

$6,500,000 ↓ $1,000,000
36 Lopez Avenue, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,345 SqFt

36 Lopez Avenue, Cambridge

$5,300,000
New
141 Coolidge Hill, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 5,673 SqFt

141 Coolidge Hill, Cambridge

$4,850,000
New
131-133 Spring Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 16 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 7,704 SqFt

131-133 Spring Street, Cambridge

$4,799,000
146 Brattle Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,779 SqFt

146 Brattle Street, Cambridge

$4,700,000 ↓ $150,000
975 Memorial Drive #611, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,073 SqFt

975 Memorial Drive #611, Cambridge

$4,500,000
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
248-254 Elm Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 12 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 6,756 SqFt

248-254 Elm Street, Cambridge

$3,900,000
New
65 Sparks Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 7 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5,960 SqFt

65 Sparks Street, Cambridge

$3,895,000
New
65 Sparks, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 7 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5,960 SqFt

65 Sparks, Cambridge

$3,895,000
2222 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

2222 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

$3,500,000
75-83 Cambridge Parkway #e1009, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,585 SqFt

75-83 Cambridge Parkway #e1009, Cambridge

$3,450,000
10 Rogers #ph2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,928 SqFt

10 Rogers #ph2, Cambridge

$3,200,000
117 Gore Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,538 SqFt

117 Gore Street, Cambridge

$2,999,000
1529 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 8 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,003 SqFt

1529 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

$2,695,000 ↓ $200,000
88 Highland #88, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,800 SqFt

88 Highland #88, Cambridge

$2,619,000
88 Highland Avenue, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,800 SqFt

88 Highland Avenue, Cambridge

$2,619,000
1498 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,800 SqFt

1498 Cambridge Street, 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
1 Royal Avenue #1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,176 SqFt

1 Royal Avenue #1, Cambridge

$2,549,000 ↓ $126,000
100 Winter Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 10 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,500 SqFt

100 Winter Street, Cambridge

$2,500,000
3 Carlisle Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 8 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,888 SqFt

3 Carlisle Street, Cambridge

$2,495,000 ↓ $100,000
466 Putnam Avenue #1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,509 SqFt

466 Putnam Avenue #1, Cambridge

$2,375,000
76 Dana Street #u1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,391 SqFt

76 Dana Street #u1, Cambridge

$2,290,000
New
7 Exeter Park #7, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,439 SqFt

7 Exeter Park #7, Cambridge

$2,285,000
235 Third Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

235 Third Street, Cambridge

$2,250,000
7 Beech #414, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,490 SqFt

7 Beech #414, Cambridge

$2,215,600
221 Mount Auburn Street #605, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,918 SqFt

221 Mount Auburn Street #605, Cambridge

$2,195,000
1126 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,126 SqFt

1126 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

$2,149,999 ↓ $50,000
7 Dana Place, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,748 SqFt

7 Dana Place, Cambridge

$1,999,900
33 & 35 Webster Avenue, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,307 SqFt

33 & 35 Webster Avenue, Cambridge

$1,999,000 ↓ $200,000
New
234 Brattle Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,468 SqFt

234 Brattle Street, Cambridge

$1,995,000
462 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,917 SqFt

462 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

$1,995,000 ↑ $800,000
152-154 Gore Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,921 SqFt

152-154 Gore Street, Cambridge

$1,945,000 ↓ $50,000
20 Lambert, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,190 SqFt

20 Lambert, Cambridge

$1,899,000
11 Flagg Street #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,762 SqFt

11 Flagg Street #2, Cambridge

$1,875,000 ↓ $25,000
New
38 Essex Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,306 SqFt

38 Essex Street, Cambridge

$1,850,000
New
48 Berkshire Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,555 SqFt

48 Berkshire Street, Cambridge

$1,699,000
2 Stearns #1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,309 SqFt

2 Stearns #1, Cambridge

$1,675,000
New
223 Prospect Street #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,790 SqFt

223 Prospect Street #2, Cambridge

$1,650,000
188 Prospect #5, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,795 SqFt

188 Prospect #5, Cambridge

$1,649,000
New
56 Magoun, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,700 SqFt

56 Magoun, Cambridge

$1,625,000
10 Rogers Street #918, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,720 SqFt

10 Rogers Street #918, Cambridge

$1,599,000
20 Mcternan Street #101, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,758 SqFt

20 Mcternan Street #101, Cambridge

$1,595,000 ↓ $100,000
73 Orchard Street, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,916 SqFt

73 Orchard Street, Cambridge

$1,500,000

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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