The Port Real Estate

The Port, or “Area Four," is a densely populated neighborhood in Cambridge located between Central and Kendall Squares. At one time, the neighborhood was recognized as one of Cambridge’s most diverse communities. Today, the area is largely residential but still features a cluster of low-key pubs, late-night eateries, and musical venues. The Port’s 7,000 residents enjoy the area’s many lunch spots and pizza joints as well as the science, industry, and art available at the nearby MIT Museum. Much of the Port lies in Central Square with the main commercial strip along Massachusetts Avenue. The former industrial center near the railroad is now home to high-tech labs and offices as well as facilities for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The balance of the neighborhood is residential and traditionally has been more affordable than other Cambridge neighborhoods although gentrification has resulted in rapidly appreciating prices. Properties range from condos and multi-families to newer town homes.  Read more about The Port real estate.

The Port Homes & Condos For Sale

The Port Homes & Condos For Sale July 5, 2022
6
Listed
18
Avg. DOM
$882.32
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,475,000
Med. List Price
6 Properties
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,978
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
14
Days on Site
73002331
MLS
New construction attached duplex with private fenced in yard, bluestone patio & spectacular top floor 260 sq ft deck with skyline views! This contemporary just built home offers 4 bedrooms & 3.5...
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,811
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
14
Days on Site
73002333
MLS
New construction attached duplex with private fenced in yard & patio! This contemporary just built home offers 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths on 4 levels. Spectacular top floor main bedroom suite with...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,691
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
26
Days on Site
72996034
MLS
Lovely free standing townhouse in the perfect location.Close to Inman, Central and Kendall Squares. With three bedrooms, two full baths and two parking, this home offers it all. You enter into a...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,691
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
26
Days on Site
72996027
MLS
Lovely free standing townhouse in the perfect location. Close to Inman, Central and Kendall Squares.With three bedrooms, two full baths and two parking, this home offers it all. You enter into a...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,403
Sq.Ft.
1877
Year Built
20
Days on Site
72999117
MLS
Nothing like this! Incomparable, In the heart of Inman! It's easy access east to Kendall Sq, MIT and Boston; west to Harvard Sq; south to the Charles River & Mass. The building characteristics were...
$749,500
Condo: 266-270 Windsor Street Condominium
2
Beds
1
Baths
827
Sq.Ft.
1927
Year Built
14
Days on Site
73001762
MLS
Beautifully appointed top floor 2 bedroom condominium located in the heart of Cambridge. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own this urban oasis near thriving Kendall, Inman, and Central Squares....

More About The Port Real Estate

 The Port Location

The Port is bounded on the north by Hampshire Street; to the south by Massachusetts Avenue; to the east by the Grand Junction Railroad Tracks; and to the west by Prospect Street. The neighborhood is served by the Central Square MBTA Stop on the Red Line and is also within walking distance of the Kendall Square Station.

The Port History

Similar to many of Cambridge’s neighborhoods, the Port was formerly a marshy area. After the filling in of Boston’s Back Bay and Charles River marshes, the name “Cambridgeport” went to what is now Area 5 where the waterfront is located. For decades Area 4 languished without a name although local residents referred to it as “the Port,” before town officials formalized the name in the 1980s. The nickname was a throwback to the 1950s when the entire area was part of Cambridgeport.

The Port claims a historic connection to the invention of the telephone. An office building served as the site of the first reciprocal telephone conversation, which took place between Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson in 1876. The Port was also an early hub for the manufacturing of candy, starting in the early 1800s. Notable facilities included Cambridge Brands, the makers of Junior Mints, and the Necco factory located across Massachusetts Avenue.

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