East Cambridge Real Estate

East Cambridge is a diverse neighborhood perhaps best known as the home of tech-hub Kendall Square. East Cambridge’s proximity to MIT, Downtown Boston, as well as easy access to public transit have all helped generate significant buyer interest in this former industrial area. The central part of the neighborhood is one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Cambridge and includes a major commercial and transit center at Lechmere Square. The southern part is home to many offices and research labs, including Kendall Square. The Charles River waterfront features hotels, luxury apartment buildings, a mall and the iconic Boston Museum of Science. The upper part of East Cambridge bordering Charlestown and Somerville is known as “North Point” and the focus of many current redevelopment efforts. North Point Park, a peaceful enclave with views of the Zakim Bridge, houses a playground and skate park and is popular with residents and dogs. Buyers can find a number of options in East Cambridge ranging from a “first condo” or attached row house — to two-family income properties for investors to a pied-a-terre in a luxury high-rise for empty nesters. The area’s 9,000 residents congregate along Cambridge Street as well as enjoy the Multicultural Arts Center. East Cambridge has typically been recognized as more affordable than other Cambridge neighborhoods such as Harvard Square but this is changing as more buyers discover the area.  Read more about East Cambridge real estate.

East Cambridge Homes & Condos For Sale

East Cambridge Homes & Condos For Sale September 29, 2022
28
Listed
48
Avg. DOM
$958.19
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,044,500
Med. List Price
28 Properties
Page 1 of 3
$4,500,000
Neighborhood: Kendall Square
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
4,345
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
23
Days on Site
73033718
MLS
Newly built from the ground up is this bright and airy 3 story converted warehouse with 4 bedrooms and 4 ensuite bathrooms with an additional 2 half baths. Situated in Kendall Square near the Biotech...
Open 10/2
115 Spring St Cambridge, MA 02141
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,195
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
13
Days on Site
73037991
MLS
In the heart of Kendall Square, minutes from both the Red and Green lines, is this one of a kind, newly built, single family home with 4 beds and baths, 2 patios, lush gardens, and an impeccably...
5
Beds
1F21/2
Baths
7,677
Sq.Ft.
1895
Year Built
71
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...
Open 10/2
154 Thorndike Street #154 Cambridge, MA 02141
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,522
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
121
Days on Site
72989991
MLS
Introducing 154 Thorndike Street, a detached luxury condominium located in East Cambridge. This home greets you with towering cathedral ceilings and a welcoming modern design. Capturing every square...
Open 10/2
118 Spring St #1 Cambridge, MA 02141
$1,399,900
Condo: 118 Spring Street Condominium
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,529
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
14
Days on Site
73037733
MLS
This building has just undergone a total transformation from top to bottom. Unit 1 of 118 Spring St. offers independent entrance, three bedrooms and three bathrooms with high ceilings throughout the...
$1,250,000
Condo: Regatta Riverview Residence
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,060
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
70
Days on Site
73016228
MLS
This sun-splashed corner unit 2-bedroom 2 bath at the Regatta Riverview Residences. Complete with sweeping views of the Charles River and Back Bay, this unit boasts full southern exposure to capture...
$1,235,000
Condo: River Court
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,282
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
41
Days on Site
73027722
MLS
Bright and spacious luxury two-bedroom home. Living/dining room has a balcony facing the Charles River. Hardwood floors throughout. Fully applianced gourmet kitchen. In-unit laundry. Lots of closet...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,199
Sq.Ft.
1841
Year Built
78
Days on Site
73012062
MLS
Cozy Colonial in the heart of charming East Cambridge, with hardwood floors throughout. The first floor has guest bedroom, an open concept living area that leads to the eat-in kitchen and first floor...
Open 10/1
118 Spring St #3 Cambridge, MA 02141
$1,199,999
Condo: 118 Spring Street Condominium
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,141
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
15
Days on Site
73037512
MLS
Unit 3 of 118 Spring St is all about the perks of top-level living: vaulted ceilings, streaming sunlight, and most of all, the coveted Cambridge private deck. Centerstage of this new unit is the open...
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,178
Sq.Ft.
1873
Year Built
23
Days on Site
73033186
MLS
Rare & stunning gut reno (2013) 3 level townhouse w/ walls of windows overlooking an enchanting 910 sq/ft private garden. Sit amongst mature plantings including a pear tree, grape arbor, & raspberry...
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,178
Sq.Ft.
1873
Year Built
7
Days on Site
73040414
MLS
Rare & stunning gut reno (2013) 3 level townhouse w/ walls of windows overlooking an enchanting 910 sq/ft private garden. Sit amongst mature plantings including a pear tree, grape arbor, & raspberry...
Open 9/29
76 6th St Cambridge, MA 02141
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,176
Sq.Ft.
1873
Year Built
16
Days on Site
73036378
MLS
Stunning move-in-ready single-family home in East Cambridge. A rare find in one of the most desirable neighborhoods and a short distance to Kendall Square. The house underwent extensive renovations...

More About East Cambridge Real Estate

 East Cambridge Location

 East Cambridge is also referred to as “Area 1” and is bounded by Somerville to the north; Kendall Square to the south; the Charles River to the east; and the railroad tracks on the west. The neighborhood is blocks from the Kendall/MIT Stop on the Red Line as well as the Lechmere Stop on the Green Line. Route 28 offers almost immediate access into Boston.

East Cambridge History

With the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, East Cambridge evolved into a working class neighborhood with a sizable immigrant population who spent their days on the factory lines. Immigrants arrived from Portugal, Italy, Poland, Ireland, and Lithuania, finding their home base in East Cambridge and joining a church parish that served as a touchstone for their local ethnic community. In the 1960s as the factories began to shut down, nearby Kendall Square grew into a technology stronghold, home to pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences, and investment firms bolstered by nearby Harvard and MIT. Kendall Square continues to define the neighborhood while coexisting with a wealth of diverse cultures and traditions.

Dorothea Lynde Dix is a notable resident of the area, known as an advocate for the humane treatment of the insane during the Antebellum era.

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