Wellington-Harrington Real Estate
Wellington-Harrington, or Area 3 is a diverse neighborhood in Cambridge overlapping with both Inman and Kendall Squares. The neighborhood is primarily residential but maintains commercial areas along Commercial Street and in the One Kendall Square plaza which includes high-tech offices, labs, and several eateries and shops. The area is densely populated and has one of the highest immigrant populations in Cambridge, giving the neighborhood a multi-cultural vibe. Newer buyers are purchasing recently renovated town homes that preserve the external facades while offering all modern conveniences, including gleaming hardwood floors and spacious kitchens. Read more about Wellington-Harrington real estate.
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Wellington-Harrington is bounded by Somerville to the north; Hampshire Street to the south; Broadway on the southwest; and the Grand Junction railroad tracks on the east. The closet MBTA Stop Is Kendall Square on the Red Line.
The construction of the railroad in the 1850s helped promote new industries in the area, including woodworking, the manufacture of musical instruments, and soap-making. This growth helped attract several waves of immigrants, including northern and eastern Europeans and a large Portuguese population. Although the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood did not fully develop until after the Civil War, it was home to two prominent abolitionists — Lunsford Lane, a former slave and John J. Fatal, a supporter of the Underground Railroad. The neighborhood draws its hyphenated name from the names of two former schools located in the area — the Wellington Elementary School and the Charles G. Harrington Elementary School.