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
5 Haskell Street #35, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 390 SqFt

5 Haskell Street #35, Cambridge

$399,000
36 Parker Street #10, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 440 SqFt

36 Parker Street #10, Cambridge

$448,000 ↓ $12,000
18 Centre Street #g3, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 448 SqFt

18 Centre Street #g3, Cambridge

$449,500
2-4 Emmons Place #2a, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 522 SqFt

2-4 Emmons Place #2a, Cambridge

$469,900
New
199 Prospect Street #6, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 596 SqFt

199 Prospect Street #6, Cambridge

$495,000
New
373 Western Avenue #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 474 SqFt

373 Western Avenue #2, Cambridge

$498,000
107 Gore Street #7, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 574 SqFt

107 Gore Street #7, Cambridge

$505,000 ↓ $2,500
6 Hancock Place #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 438 SqFt

6 Hancock Place #2, Cambridge

$519,000
New
2456 Massachusetts Avenue #104, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 526 SqFt

2456 Massachusetts Avenue #104, Cambridge

$520,000
599 Cambridge Street #403, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 618 SqFt

599 Cambridge Street #403, Cambridge

$549,000
New
227 Hurley Street #1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 448 SqFt

227 Hurley Street #1, Cambridge

$550,000
New
37 Sargent Street #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 768 SqFt

37 Sargent Street #2, Cambridge

$595,000
1783 Massachusetts Avenue #b, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,800 SqFt

1783 Massachusetts Avenue #b, Cambridge

$599,000
New
2192 Massachusetts Avenue #3-3, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 693 SqFt

2192 Massachusetts Avenue #3-3, Cambridge

$599,900
20 Lambert #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 730 SqFt

20 Lambert #2, Cambridge

$648,000
2 Chestnut Street #32, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 803 SqFt

2 Chestnut Street #32, Cambridge

$650,000
52 Garden Street #27, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 771 SqFt

52 Garden Street #27, Cambridge

$659,000
373 Broadway #4, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 698 SqFt

373 Broadway #4, Cambridge

$669,000
47 Lopez Street #6, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 897 SqFt

47 Lopez Street #6, Cambridge

$674,900 ↓ $15,000
10 Rogers #417, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 722 SqFt

10 Rogers #417, Cambridge

$679,000
New
4 Arcadia Street #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 809 SqFt

4 Arcadia Street #2, Cambridge

$689,000
New
253 Norfolk Street #3-7, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 757 SqFt

253 Norfolk Street #3-7, Cambridge

$698,000
New
103 Fayerweather #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

103 Fayerweather #2, Cambridge

$715,000
New
33 Madison Avenue #1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 948 SqFt

33 Madison Avenue #1, Cambridge

$725,000
New
2440 Massachusetts Avenue #6, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,058 SqFt

2440 Massachusetts Avenue #6, Cambridge

$725,000
305 Webster Avenue #105, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 817 SqFt

305 Webster Avenue #105, Cambridge

$728,000 ↑ $10,000
375 Walden Street #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,012 SqFt

375 Walden Street #2, Cambridge

$734,000
4 Canal Park #208, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 838 SqFt

4 Canal Park #208, Cambridge

$746,000
New
52 Garden Street #9, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 921 SqFt

52 Garden Street #9, Cambridge

$749,000
305 Webster Avenue #100, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1,502 SqFt

305 Webster Avenue #100, Cambridge

$750,000
305 Webster Avenue #103, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 908 SqFt

305 Webster Avenue #103, Cambridge

$768,000
New
5 Exeter Park #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 782 SqFt

5 Exeter Park #2, Cambridge

$795,000
New
4 Newport Road #6, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,147 SqFt

4 Newport Road #6, Cambridge

$795,000
262 Monsignor Obrien Highway #402, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 743 SqFt

262 Monsignor Obrien Highway #402, Cambridge

$799,000
19 Clifton Street #19, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,206 SqFt

19 Clifton Street #19, Cambridge

$799,900 ↓ $30,000
256 Western Ave #1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,552 SqFt

256 Western Ave #1, Cambridge

$799,999
New
90 Inman Street #4, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 997 SqFt

90 Inman Street #4, Cambridge

$800,000
305 Webster Avenue #104, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 967 SqFt

305 Webster Avenue #104, Cambridge

$818,000 ↑ $10,000
New
80 6th Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,054 SqFt

80 6th Street, Cambridge

$820,000
New
262-264 Western Avenue #1, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,035 SqFt

262-264 Western Avenue #1, Cambridge

$824,900
New
32 Standish Street #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 965 SqFt

32 Standish Street #2, Cambridge

$825,000
2 Earhart Street #119, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 948 SqFt

2 Earhart Street #119, Cambridge

$829,000
1716 Cambridge Street #12, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 833 SqFt

1716 Cambridge Street #12, Cambridge

$835,000
New
1 Earhart Street #710, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,039 SqFt

1 Earhart Street #710, Cambridge

$839,000
1 Earhart Street #714, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 927 SqFt

1 Earhart Street #714, Cambridge

$849,000
1 Earhart Street #112, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 924 SqFt

1 Earhart Street #112, Cambridge

$850,000 ↓ $25,000
1 Earhart Street #321, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 929 SqFt

1 Earhart Street #321, Cambridge

$885,000
305 Webster Avenue #109, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,252 SqFt

305 Webster Avenue #109, Cambridge

$918,000 ↑ $10,000

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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