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 December 1, 2022
11
Listed
69
Avg. DOM
$1,268.72
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$2,575,000
Med. List Price
11 Properties
5
Beds
5F41/2
Baths
8,009
Sq.Ft.
1883
Year Built
65
Days on Site
73041974
MLS
A prestigious residence with a commanding presence, this property is sited on sprawling landscaped grounds. Upon entering, you are greeted by soaring ceilings, custom millwork, and elegant spaces....
6
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
5,730
Sq.Ft.
1916
Year Built
59
Days on Site
73044062
MLS
An elegant residence completely re-imagined, this property exemplifies impeccable craftsmanship & design for comfortable living. Upon entering you are greeted by the three-story grand foyer with a...
$8,700,000
Condo: The Residences At Charles Square
3
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
2,720
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
233
Days on Site
72966587
MLS
Harvard Square. Overlooking the JFK Park and the Charles River through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, this exquisitely sublime residence with direct-access elevator is located in the most prime...
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,432
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
65
Days on Site
73041879
MLS
49 Hawthorn Street seamlessly combines home, life and style classically and elegantly on its southeast facing corner location across from Riverbend Park and the Charles River, and just minutes from...
Open 12/3
164 Lake View Ave Cambridge, MA 02138
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,806
Sq.Ft.
1888
Year Built
3
Days on Site
73061400
MLS
Beautifully Queen Anne single-family in the heart of Huron Village, close to Harvard Sq. Replete with lovely period detail, this modern, comfortable home. A gracious & welcoming layout with a chef's...
6
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,696
Sq.Ft.
1913
Year Built
178
Days on Site
72993396
MLS
Beautifully preserved as a monument of its time, 50 Concord Avenue is a single family residence located in historic Observatory Hill, Cambridge. Once embraced as a dormitory for Lesley University,...
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,884
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
50
Days on Site
73047881
MLS
A spacious condo in an awesome mid-century modern building with sweeping views of Cambridge. Through the entry hall is a study, leading to the living room and dining room overlooked by the eat-in...
Open 12/4
63-65 Alpine Street #63 Cambridge, MA 02138
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,928
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
72
Days on Site
73039373
MLS
Sophistication and elegance permeates throughout this European-style and architecturally perfect home. The grand entryway is both modern and subdued with a well placed private patio and once inside,...
Open 12/2
33 Lexington Ave #4 Cambridge, MA 02138
$1,580,000
Condo: The Lowell Condominium
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,013
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
2
Days on Site
73061892
MLS
A rare offering in The Lowell, this classic West Cambridge 2nd flr condo is on one of the loveliest tree-lined streets off Brattle. With over 2000 sqft., this generous floor-through 4+ bedrooms, 2...
$1,525,000
Condo: University Green
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,436
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
16
Days on Site
73059021
MLS
Rare & sophisticated southeast/courtyard facing 2 bed 2 bath in highly sought after University Green, one of Harvard Square's most desirable 24 hour concierge buildings. Professionally managed...
$850,000
Condo: 1010 Memorial Drive Tenants Corporation
1
Beds
1
Baths
859
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
23
Days on Site
73056712
MLS
Rare opportunity to own a one-bedroom unit in one of the most sought-after full-concierge buildings in all of Greater Boston. Located in the long-established COOP building at 1010 Memorial Dr. this...

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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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