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 April 22, 2024
10
Listed
38
Avg. DOM
$908.93
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,699,999
Med. List Price
10 Properties
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,646
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
6
Days on Site
73205742
MLS
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,282
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
52
Days on Site
73207769
MLS
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,498
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
53
Days on Site
73207477
MLS
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,929
Sq.Ft.
1871
Year Built
27
Days on Site
73216808
MLS
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,979
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
103
Days on Site
73192689
MLS
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,979
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
98
Days on Site
73193796
MLS
Open 4/28
41 Market St Cambridge,  MA 02139
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,456
Sq.Ft.
1873
Year Built
5
Days on Site
73226046
MLS
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,034
Sq.Ft.
1873
Year Built
6
Days on Site
73225500
MLS
$895,000
Condo: 150 Hampshire St Condominium
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
944
Sq.Ft.
1877
Year Built
7
Days on Site
73224655
MLS
2
Beds
2
Baths
824
Sq.Ft.
1867
Year Built
34
Days on Site
73214793
MLS

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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