Riverside Real Estate

Located along the Charles River, Riverside, also known as “Area 7,” is one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Cambridge. The area is characterized by two, three- and four-story wood frame homes. New condos are springing up by sub-dividing older homes while Putnam Avenue is home to some elegant triple-deckers with exquisite details such as stained glass windows and undulating porch rails. Surrounding the residential areas are the institutional buildings of Harvard University to the west, including Harvard’s student housing as well as academic facilities.The neighborhood is nestled between Harvard and Central Square, providing convenient access to all of Cambridge and Boston. Massachusetts Avenue is the main corridor connecting the two squares and houses much of the retail, dining and entertainment options. In addition to trendy pubs and local neighborhood hangouts, Riverside also abounds with green spaces along the Charles River, including Riverbend Park, Corporal Burns Playground, and Riverside City Park. Riverside historically has served as a melting pot for many different immigrant populations and ethnicities.  Read more about Riverside real estate.

Riverside Homes & Condos For Sale

Riverside Homes & Condos For Sale July 7, 2022
6
Listed
24
Avg. DOM
$942.04
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,080,000
Med. List Price
6 Properties
Open 7/9
1 Blackstone Street #1 Cambridge, MA 02139
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,129
Sq.Ft.
1916
Year Built
38
Days on Site
72989446
MLS
This home might just be the most convenient property in all of Cambridge! Situated directly across the street from Whole Foods and Riverside Press Park, yet only 100 yards away from the beauty and...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,001
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
16
Days on Site
73002310
MLS
Perched atop the city, in one of the best maintained, full service, mid-rise buildings in Cambridge, lives this penthouse level 2br/2ba flat with exquisite western exposure. Complete with light maple...
Open 7/8
332 Franklin St #600 Cambridge, MA 02139
$1,100,000
Condo: Cyrus Fellows Crossing Condominium
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,060
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
23
Days on Site
72997804
MLS
This beautifully renovated top floor duplex is not to be missed. This sun-splashed corner unit has large windows lining the main living level featuring a modern white kitchen which opens to the...
Open 7/10
332 Franklin Street #702 Cambridge, MA 02139
$1,059,999
Condo: Cyrus Fellows Crossing Condominium
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,121
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
14
Days on Site
73003902
MLS
Location! Location! Location! Central Square Neighborhood - A top floor/PH corner unit w/ 2 bdrs and 1.5 baths. Offering amazing natural light w/southerly views of the Boston skyline. This home...
$938,000
Condo: 250-252 Western Avenue
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,571
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
36
Days on Site
72991616
MLS
Just steps to the Hoyt recreational field, 2 blocks to the Charles River and a short stroll to both Central and Harvard square, this 1st floor duplex condo with private entrance allows flex of use...
Open 7/10
369 Franklin St #503 Cambridge, MA 02139
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
923
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
22
Days on Site
72998838
MLS
Enjoy beautiful treetop views of Cambridge in this gorgeous 2 bed, 1.5 bath, southeast facing corner unit overflowing with natural light. Experience all the advantages of being in a newer boutique...

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 Riverside Location

Riverside is bounded by JFK Street on the north; Massachusetts Avenue on the east; River Street on the south; and the Charles River on the west. Residents can catch Red Line MBTA trains and buses at either Harvard Square or Central Square. Access to and from I-90 (Mass Pike) is just across the Western Avenue and River Street bridges, providing easy access to the western suburbs.

Riverside History

Riverside was largely a salt marsh until the 1850s when Henry O. Houghton set up Riverside Press near the river front; Little Brown and Company opened up a similar book bindery across the street. By 1890 Houghton’s Riverside Press employed 600 people. The success and subsequent expansion of the binderies and presses as well as the growth of Harvard and Central Square attracted new people to the area. Developers filled in the swamp to provide more housing to accommodate the new populations who came from Europe as well as the West Indies. As the factories closed and Harvard, as well as other academic institutions expanded its programs, they built new housing and administrative centers for their growing student bodies. Riverside today is largely distinguished by the presence of Harvard University and its academic institutions while maintaining its diverse character from its early settlers.

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