Porter Square

Located in northwest Cambridge between Harvard and Davis Squares, Porter Square is a thriving mix of residential and commercial spaces that is also home to its own MBTA Station on the Red Line. The community is recognized for its arts, dining experiences, and social scene with proximity to universities, shopping, and home to one of Boston’s best live music venues, Toad.

The community derives its name from Zachariah Porter, who owned Porter’s Hotel, which was renowned for the distinct cut of steak called “the Porterhouse.” When the city extended the Red Line from Harvard through Porter and Davis Square, Porter Square inherited its most visible landmark — a 46-foot steel and aluminum sculpture entitled “Gift of the Wind.”

Lesley University is perhaps Porter Square’s most active tenant, continuing its expansion with the relocation of its College of Art and Design to the North Prospect Church.The art deco tower at University Hall figures prominently in the Porter Square skyline and was originally a Sears, Roebuck store until Lesley University started leasing space there, eventually purchasing the building.

The housing stock in Porter Square ranges from single-family Victorians to new construction condos to multi-family structures, reflecting the evolution of the community. The Square nicely blends historic structures with more contemporary designs, contributing to the neighborhood’s eclectic visual appeal. Many young professionals call the Square home, delighting in the neighborhood’s walkability.

Porter Square sits about one mile west of I-93 for easy access to Boston, serving both the MBTA Red Line and Commuter Rail Fitchburg Line.

Porter Square Homes & Condos For Sale

Porter Square Homes & Condos For Sale April 25, 2024
6
Listed
40
Avg. DOM
$1,058.26
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,525,000
Med. List Price
6 Properties
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,147
Sq.Ft.
1907
Year Built
100
Days on Site
73194384
MLS
Open 4/27
164 Elm Street #2 Cambridge,  MA 02140
$1,680,000
Condo: Elm Place Condominium
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,949
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
10
Days on Site
73224510
MLS
$1,550,000
Condo: Saint James Place
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,190
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
23
Days on Site
73219158
MLS
Open 4/28
1 Porter Park #1 Cambridge,  MA 02140
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,598
Sq.Ft.
1899
Year Built
50
Days on Site
73209755
MLS
$1,499,000
Condo: The Rand Condominium
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,109
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
16
Days on Site
73222317
MLS
Open 4/28
3 Porter Park #3 Cambridge,  MA 02140
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,486
Sq.Ft.
1899
Year Built
50
Days on Site
73209757
MLS

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