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 December 8, 2021
77
Listed
49
Avg. DOM
$934.01
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,199,000
Med. List Price
77 Properties
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7
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
5,709
Sq.Ft.
1873
Year Built
85
Days on Site
72895776
MLS
The Bartlett House, one of Cambridge's very finest. Superb site close to Harvard Square and the 2nd largest house lot on Brattle. Secluded and private, stately center-entry Victorian set back behind...
5
Beds
5F41/2
Baths
8,021
Sq.Ft.
1883
Year Built
113
Days on Site
72815804
MLS
Majestic 1883 Queen Anne/Stick Style Victorian built by renowned architect Henry Van Brunt sits on sunny side of prestigious Brattle Street in historic Old Cambridge. Lush period gardens and outdoor...
9
Beds
9F91/2
Baths
6,821
Sq.Ft.
1862
Year Built
22
Days on Site
72921051
MLS
Presenting 1627 Massachusetts Ave. a 6,821SF, 2.75 story building located between Harvard Square and Porter Square in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Institutionally owned and maintained, and...
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,432
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
50
Days on Site
72910702
MLS
Located in the Half Crown Marsh District, this elegant Federal Colonial Revival single family home was designed by renowned architect Lois Lily Howe, one of the first women to graduate from MIT s...
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
4,345
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
66
Days on Site
72903813
MLS
ONE OF A KIND Cambridge/Kendall Square Single Family Home in the Global Innovation Life Sciences Hub & only 10 min. to Boston Logan International Airport. Warm & welcoming space with bountiful light...
7
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
10,413
Sq.Ft.
1838
Year Built
21
Days on Site
72921478
MLS
The Wyeth-Elliot House boasts over 10,400 Gross SF with an additional 1,998 GSF in the carriage house, ready to be skillfully restored to new life. Rich in history highlighted by its outstanding...
6
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
9,700
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
21
Days on Site
72921481
MLS
There's no time to waste on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a new single family home in West Cambridge on what is hailed by the Cambridge Historical Commission as "one of the most...
9
Beds
9F91/2
Baths
5,293
Sq.Ft.
1858
Year Built
22
Days on Site
72921060
MLS
Presenting 21 Mellen Street a 5,293 SF, 3 story building located between Harvard Square and Porter Square in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Institutionally owned and maintained, and offered...
99
Beds
9F91/2
Baths
6,220
Sq.Ft.
1883
Year Built
22
Days on Site
72921054
MLS
Presenting 7 Mellen Street a 6,220 SF, 2.5 story building located between Harvard Square and Porter Square in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Institutionally owned and maintained, and offered...
99
Beds
9F91/2
Baths
5,606
Sq.Ft.
1885
Year Built
22
Days on Site
72921057
MLS
Presenting 9 Mellen Street a 5,606 SF, 2.75 story building located between Harvard Square and Porter Square in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Institutionally owned and maintained, and offered...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,100
Sq.Ft.
1854
Year Built
7
Days on Site
72924533
MLS
Make a statement with this beautifully designed four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom residence at 57 Pleasant Street in Cambridge. The first level is an open concept layout that features generous...
$2,790,000
Condo: Garden Lane Condominium
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,432
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
41
Days on Site
72914143
MLS
This attractive 3 1/2 story townhouse is an ideal Cambridge address. Set on a private lane in the Radcliffe area it is just a short walk to Harvard Square. Its 2,432 sf of living space are graced...

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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