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 February 4, 2023
20
Listed
66
Avg. DOM
$972.12
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,187,450
Med. List Price
20 Properties
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$4,250,000
Neighborhood: Kendall Square
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
4,345
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
151
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...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,555
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
30
Days on Site
73068883
MLS
The ESPLANADE- Move right into this NEWLY RENOVATED 2 Bed 2 bath with a large deck offering 180 degrees of magnificent views of the Charles River and the Boston Skyline. The brand new kitchen has a...
$2,400,000
Condo: Thomas Graves Landing
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,574
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
18
Days on Site
73071764
MLS
A unique opportunity to purchase TWO adjacent units at the full-service concierge Thomas Graves Landing building in an unbeatable East Cambridge location just steps to the Esplanade, Kendall Square,...
$2,100,000
Condo: Regatta Riverview Residences
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,050
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
129
Days on Site
73042771
MLS
Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to own the LARGEST unit at the Regatta! First time on the market since the developer sold. Over 2000sf ,this marvelous and bright 4 bedrooms,3 full bathrooms...
Open 2/4
152 Charles Street #1 Cambridge,  MA 02141
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,244
Sq.Ft.
1854
Year Built
19
Days on Site
73071339
MLS
Set in thriving East Cambridge, 152 Charles Street condominiums are two brand-new redesigned townhouse-style homes. Entering this beautiful home, you are welcomed by an open-concept kitchen and...
Open 2/4
152 Charles Street #1 Cambridge,  MA 02141
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,244
Sq.Ft.
1854
Year Built
19
Days on Site
73071336
MLS
Set in thriving East Cambridge, 152 Charles Street condominiums are two brand-new redesigned townhouse-style homes. Entering this beautiful home, you are welcomed by an open-concept kitchen and...
$1,200,000
Condo: Thomas Graves Condominium
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,287
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
18
Days on Site
73071843
MLS
Spacious 2 bed / 2 bath canal-facing residence at the full-service concierge Thomas Graves Landing building in an unbeatable East Cambridge location just steps to the Esplanade, Kendall Square,...
$1,200,000
Condo: Thomas Graves Landing
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,287
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
18
Days on Site
73071848
MLS
Spacious 2 bed / 2 bath canal-facing residence at the full-service concierge Thomas Graves Landing building in an unbeatable East Cambridge location just steps to the Esplanade, Kendall Square,...
Open 2/5
135 5th St #135 Cambridge,  MA 02139
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,396
Sq.Ft.
1880
Year Built
66
Days on Site
73062263
MLS
East Cambridge Single Family Cottage Turned Contemporary Showpiece. On a quaint tree-lined street, this Recently Renovated home offers a gracious open plan perfect for entertaining. Upon entry, one...
Open 2/5
135 5th St #135 Cambridge,  MA 02141
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,396
Sq.Ft.
1880
Year Built
65
Days on Site
73062522
MLS
East Cambridge Single Family Cottage Turned Contemporary Showpiece. On a quaint tree-lined street, this Recently Renovated home offers a gracious open plan perfect for entertaining. Upon entry, one...
Open 2/5
118 Spring St #3 Cambridge,  MA 02141
$1,179,900
Condo: 118 Spring Street Condominium
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,141
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
143
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...
Open 2/4
169 Monsignor Obrien Hwy #PH816 Cambridge,  MA 02141
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,201
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
4
Days on Site
73075219
MLS
Located at the historic Glass Factory, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse boasts stunning corner views of the Boston and Cambridge skyline and is flooded with natural sunlight. This unit...

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 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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