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

Cambridge Homes & Condos For Sale August 8, 2022
99
Listed
45
Avg. DOM
$981.33
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$925,000
Med. List Price
99 Properties
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7
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
5,709
Sq.Ft.
1873
Year Built
328
Days on Site
72895776
MLS
Located at one of Cambridge's very finest sites close to Harvard Square. Secluded and private, stately 1873 Victorian set back behind lovely flower-bordered gardens. Twice-recipient of MA...
$9,500,000
Condo: The Residences At Charles Square
3
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
3,243
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
118
Days on Site
72966587
MLS
Harvard Square. Overlooking the JFK Park and the Charles River through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, this exquisitely sublime residence with direct-access elevator is located in the most prime...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,037
Sq.Ft.
1880
Year Built
85
Days on Site
72982153
MLS
172 Brattle Street (c.1880) proudly sits on Harvard Square's coveted Brattle Street. Set on a large, level ~.34 acre lot highlighted by its landscaped gardens and private usable yard spaces, this...
6
Beds
8F11/2
Baths
5,878
Sq.Ft.
1897
Year Built
48
Days on Site
73002397
MLS
An 1890's Shingle-style Victorian, 8 Highland St is a glorious house with amazing light & a beautiful setting on one of Cambridge's best streets. Designed by renowned architects Hartwell &...
5
Beds
1F21/2
Baths
7,677
Sq.Ft.
1895
Year Built
19
Days on Site
73015698
MLS
The last mansion built in East Cambridge, this Queen Anne style Victorian, with a nod to Greek Revival, single-family home built in 1895 is comprised of 4 levels totaling 7,500 sq. ft. Owned by the...
$3,250,000
Neighborhood: CambridgePort
4
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,930
Sq.Ft.
1830
Year Built
6
Days on Site
73020967
MLS
LOCATION LOCATION CAMBRIDGEPORT This house 156-R and 158 - 2 Single Family Homes for sale as a package, will consider offers on each house individually. This home was completely stripped outside 5...
$3,250,000
Neighborhood: CambridgePort
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,933
Sq.Ft.
1805
Year Built
6
Days on Site
73021032
MLS
CambridgePort-Colonial built in 1805, renovated in 1980's, stripped down to the studs and completely rebuilt, new roof, doors, windows, TWO GARAGE ADDED, power door opener, large driveway located...
6
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,696
Sq.Ft.
1913
Year Built
63
Days on Site
72993396
MLS
Beautifully preserved as a monument of its time, 50 Concord Avenue is a single family residence located in historic Observatory Hill, Cambridge. Once embraced as a dormitory for Lesley University,...
$2,150,000
Condo: Upland Place Condominium
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,423
Sq.Ft.
1897
Year Built
48
Days on Site
73002197
MLS
2400+ SF Avon Hill Victorian renovated "down to studs" in 2017. Two floors of superb design & function: contemporary details on main floor & more traditional look on lower level. Abundant windows,...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,929
Sq.Ft.
1871
Year Built
20
Days on Site
73015198
MLS
1 Pine Street is a sought-after single family with a legal auxiliary unit in an unbeatable location. Just a block to the hustle and bustle of Central square with beautifully landscaped outdoor...
$1,990,000
Condo: Riverview-In-Cambridge
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,890
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
125
Days on Site
72963401
MLS
For buyers seeking quality, location & service in Cambridge, one often has to take on a significant renovation. Not so with this beautifully redone 3-bed duplex in one of Cambridge's premier luxury...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,035
Sq.Ft.
1873
Year Built
19
Days on Site
73015381
MLS
Lovely renovated end-unit 3-bedroom townhouse with a single family sensibility. Located on a pleasant side street in Cambridgeport, close to the Charles River. Inviting open plan on the main living...

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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