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

West Cambridge Homes & Condos For Sale April 24, 2024
23
Listed
45
Avg. DOM
$1,428.68
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$2,899,000
Med. List Price
23 Properties
Page 1 of 2
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,376
Sq.Ft.
1854
Year Built
15
Days on Site
73222522
MLS
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,822
Sq.Ft.
1894
Year Built
15
Days on Site
73222513
MLS
$12,000,000
Condo: The Residences At Charles Square
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,894
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
13
Days on Site
73223462
MLS
5
Beds
5F41/2
Baths
8,005
Sq.Ft.
1883
Year Built
31
Days on Site
73216103
MLS
Open 4/27
5 Channing St Cambridge,  MA 02138
$6,900,000
Neighborhood: West Cambridge
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,807
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
8
Days on Site
73225203
MLS
Open 4/25
201.5 Lakeview Ave Cambridge,  MA 02138
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,400
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
9
Days on Site
73224471
MLS
Open 4/28
58 Lexington Avenue Cambridge,  MA 02138
6
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,452
Sq.Ft.
1916
Year Built
85
Days on Site
73198022
MLS
$5,595,000
Condo: The Residences At Charles Square
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,073
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
189
Days on Site
73172212
MLS
Open 4/28
72 Lexington Avenue Cambridge,  MA 02138
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,910
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
85
Days on Site
73198024
MLS
Open 4/25
975 Memorial Dr #507 Cambridge,  MA 02138
$3,600,000
Condo: Residences At Charles Square
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,605
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
1
Day on Site
73228113
MLS
Open 4/27
130 Mount Auburn St #507 Cambridge,  MA 02138
$3,000,000
Condo: University Green
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,720
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
52
Days on Site
73200573
MLS
$2,899,000
Condo: The Residences At Charles Square
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,374
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
22
Days on Site
73219513
MLS

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 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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