Observatory Hill Real Estate

Cambridge’s Observatory Hill neighborhood is an enclave just west of Harvard Square. Named for the Harvard College Observatory, the retail and business center of the area sits at the intersection of Concord and Huron Avenues. Continuing down Huron Avenue toward Fresh Pond, residents enjoy a small set of specialty shops known as Huron Village, noted for its variety of restaurants, unique retail and housewares. Pockets of leafy residential streets are tucked away behind the retail area. The housing stock in Observatory Hill is small and exclusive ranging from recently renovated Victorian manses to elegant, period single-family homes that offer every modern convenience while preserving their original historic charm.   Read more about Observatory Hill real estate.

Observatory Hill Homes & Condos For Sale

Observatory Hill Homes & Condos For Sale November 29, 2022
2
Listed
96
Avg. DOM
$670.62
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$2,687,450
Med. List Price
2 Properties
8
Beds
3
Baths
4,344
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
19
Days on Site
73057780
MLS
RARELY AVAILABLE HARVARD SQUARE... 19TH CENTURY QUEEN ANNE VICTORIAN with OVER 4300 INTERIOR SQ FT ON APPROXIMATELY 10,000 SQ FT OF LAND! This property is not currently habitable. Many redeeming...
6
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,696
Sq.Ft.
1913
Year Built
176
Days on Site
72993396
MLS
Beautifully preserved as a monument of its time, 50 Concord Avenue is a single family residence located in historic Observatory Hill, Cambridge. Once embraced as a dormitory for Lesley University,...

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 Observatory Hill Location

Observatory Hill is located one half mile west of Harvard Square and Fresh Pond. Garden Street marks the northern and northeast boundary; Sparkle Street is to the southwest while Walden Street is to the north and northwest. The Cambridge Highlands neighborhood lies to the west while Porter Square and Davis Square are further north and Harvard University is to the East. The closest MBTA Stop is at Porter Square on the Red Line which also provides access to the Fitchburg Commuter Line. Buses run regularly from Huron Avenue during rush hour to the station.

Observatory Hill History

Observatory Hill draws its name from the Harvard College Observatory, a complex of buildings used for astronomical research by the Harvard University Department of Astronomy and open to the public. The Great Refractor telescope is one of the Observatory’s most treasured instruments, installed in 1847. While visitors can no longer look through this telescope, they can still see take part in guided stargazing and attend free lectures on a regular basis.

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