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

North Cambridge Homes & Condos For Sale May 26, 2024
20
Listed
106
Avg. DOM
$1,065.99
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,337,000
Med. List Price
20 Properties
Page 1 of 2
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,147
Sq.Ft.
1907
Year Built
131
Days on Site
73194384
MLS
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,460
Sq.Ft.
1871
Year Built
10
Days on Site
73239775
MLS
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,350
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
12
Days on Site
73237904
MLS
$1,545,000
Condo: Saint James Place
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,190
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
54
Days on Site
73219158
MLS
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,598
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
81
Days on Site
73209755
MLS
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,218
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
243
Days on Site
73164247
MLS
$1,399,000
Condo: The Rand Condominium
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,109
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
47
Days on Site
73222317
MLS
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,156
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
391
Days on Site
73105800
MLS
$1,395,000
Condo: 2-4 Verdun St. Condo
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,824
Sq.Ft.
1926
Year Built
19
Days on Site
73235054
MLS
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,486
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
81
Days on Site
73209757
MLS
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,125
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
243
Days on Site
73164245
MLS
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,193
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
119
Days on Site
73197471
MLS

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 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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