North Cambridge Real Estate

North Cambridge, or “Area 11," is a neighborhood located at the northernmost part of the city bordering Somerville, Arlington, and Belmont. Massachusetts Avenue is the main corridor running through the community, extending from Porter Square to the Arlington border and offering a number of ethnic food and local eateries. North Cambridge can be divided into two sections: a busy dense area off Cedar and Massachusetts; and the western section which is full of green spaces, bike paths, and recreational fields. Russell and Comeau Fields are popular with residents looking for a scenic run or a breath of fresh air. Notably, North Cambridge is one of the few Cambridge neighborhoods offering relatively affordable housing options. Its approximately 11,000 residents live in single-family and multi-family residences as well as high rise condos and apartments. Easy access to public transit and Cambridge’s excellent school system are draws for young families and working professionals.  Read more about North Cambridge real estate.

North Cambridge Homes & Condos For Sale

2222 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

2222 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

$3,500,000
7 Beech #414, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,490 SqFt

7 Beech #414, Cambridge

$2,215,600
32 Seven Pines Avenue, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,276 SqFt

32 Seven Pines Avenue, Cambridge

$2,150,000
New
48 Orchard Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,320 SqFt

48 Orchard Street, Cambridge

$1,950,000
New
1-2 Reed Street Court, Cambridge
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,196 SqFt

1-2 Reed Street Court, Cambridge

$1,850,000
56 Magoun, Cambridge
  • Lots and Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

56 Magoun, Cambridge

$1,450,000
52 Washburn Avenue #52, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,817 SqFt

52 Washburn Avenue #52, Cambridge

$1,199,000 ↓ $100,000
New
109 Harvey Street #109, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,578 SqFt

109 Harvey Street #109, Cambridge

$1,190,000
1 Russell Street #107, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,991 SqFt

1 Russell Street #107, Cambridge

$1,049,000
7 Beech #219, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 750 SqFt

7 Beech #219, Cambridge

$985,000
New
2 Reed Street Court #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,098 SqFt

2 Reed Street Court #2, Cambridge

$899,000
19 Clifton Street #19, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,206 SqFt

19 Clifton Street #19, Cambridge

$799,900 ↓ $30,000

More About North Cambridge Real Estate

 North Cambridge Location

North Cambridge is bounded by the city of Somerville on the northeast; Alewife Brook and the town of Arlington on the northwest; by Porter Square and the Fitchburg Line railroad tracks on the south; and by the town of Belmont on the west. The neighborhood is served by the MBTA Alewife Red Line Station as well as stops within walking distance at Davis and Porter Squares.

North Cambridge History

When the colonists arrived, they attempted to farm the area in 1630 but the marshland was too high in salt content. Instead the colonists turned to the clay naturally occurring in the soil, using it for small-scale building and pottery. During the Industrial Revolution in the 1840s, the area fueled the demand for non-flammable building material with clay pits and brickyards dominating the area. The brick industry flourished in North Cambridge for little over a century. As the railroad arrived, the area evolved into a cattle-trading center and commuter suburb and it wasn’t until the early 1900s that the streets and houses began to rise.

North Cambridge is also known as a neighborhood with a wide range of ethnic diversity. Historically the area has been a stronghold for generations of French Canadians, Irish, and Italian families. More recently, immigrants from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America have brought their own culture and influence to the community.

 

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