West Cambridge Real Estate

West Cambridge, also known as “Area 10,” is a residential neighborhood located west of Harvard Square. Harvard Square is the major commercial and transit center for the area with smaller commercial areas occupying Huron and Concord Avenues. The neighborhood is relatively low density with approximately 8,000 residents. In the 18th century, the area in and around Brattle Street was known as “Tory Row” because of the wealthy pro-British families who built large homes there. Today, the existing estates and generously-proportioned lots are remnants of this earlier time. Other street patterns in the neighborhood follow those of former large farms, especially north of Brattle Street. The Larchwood area, tucked between Fresh Pond Parkway and Aberdeen Avenue features small, winding residential streets, reminiscent of its time as a large estate and working farm.  Read more about West Cambridge real estate.

West Cambridge Homes & Condos For Sale

167 Brattle Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 8,021 SqFt

167 Brattle Street, Cambridge

$15,750,000
157 Brattle Street, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 9,594 SqFt

157 Brattle Street, Cambridge

$15,500,000
975 Memorial Drive #611, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,082 SqFt

975 Memorial Drive #611, Cambridge

$5,400,000
17 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 7 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 6,488 SqFt

17 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge

$4,900,000
975 Memorial Drive #401, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,374 SqFt

975 Memorial Drive #401, Cambridge

$2,400,000
26 Bradbury Street #c, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,890 SqFt

26 Bradbury Street #c, Cambridge

$2,195,000
985 Memorial Drive #502, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,190 SqFt

985 Memorial Drive #502, Cambridge

$1,250,000
96 Fayerweather Street #3, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,500 SqFt

96 Fayerweather Street #3, Cambridge

$999,000
30-32 Granville Road #2, Cambridge
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 965 SqFt

30-32 Granville Road #2, Cambridge

$675,000

More About West Cambridge Real Estate

 West Cambridge Location

West Cambridge is bounded by Concord Avenue on the north; the Charles River on the south; JFK Street on the east; and Fresh Pond; Aberdeen Avenue; and the Watertown line on the west. Historic Mount Auburn Cemetery, a popular site for a breath of fresh air, is located at the southwestern edge of the neighborhood. The closest MBTA Stop is Harvard Square on the Red Line with the Porter Square and Alewife Stops as additional options.

West Cambridge History

The Fresh Pond area of West Cambridge featured a thriving ice industry, and by 1856 was also the main source of the City’s public water supply. The Fresh Pond ice industry accelerated the extension of the Charlestown Branch Railroad to Fresh Pond along what is now the Boston and Maine railroad. Similar to other Cambridge communities, West Cambridge was also home to many brickyards up until the early 20th century. The construction of new bridges into Boston and the new trolley routes opening along Mount Auburn Street paved the way for more residents to live in the area while working in Boston, driving further growth.

 

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