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 May 23, 2022
12
Listed
62
Avg. DOM
$1,420.32
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,800,000
Med. List Price
12 Properties
7
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
5,709
Sq.Ft.
1873
Year Built
251
Days on Site
72895776
MLS
The Bartlett House, one of Cambridge's very finest. Superb site close to Harvard Square and the 2nd largest house lot on Brattle. Secluded and private, stately center-entry Victorian set back behind...
7
Beds
7F41/2
Baths
9,080
Sq.Ft.
1894
Year Built
84
Days on Site
72947243
MLS
An awe-inspiring reinvention of a manor home using only the most high-end finishes and refined taste throughout. This elegant property offers four levels of elevator accessible living space,...
$9,500,000
Condo: The Residences At Charles Square
3
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
3,243
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
41
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...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,037
Sq.Ft.
1880
Year Built
8
Days on Site
72982153
MLS
172 Brattle Street (c.1880) proudly sits on Harvard Square's coveted Brattle Street. Set on a large, level ~.34 acre lot highlighted by its landscaped gardens and private usable yard spaces, this...
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,432
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
216
Days on Site
72910702
MLS
Located in the Old Cambridge Historic District, this elegant Federal Colonial Revival single family home was designed by renowned architect Lois Lily Howe, one of the first women to graduate from MIT...
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
3,587
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
26
Days on Site
72973442
MLS
Tucked far away from the street, this alluring property is surrounded by mature trees and gardens. Through the foyer is a 25' living room with custom built-ins and a fireplace. The large dining room...
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,002
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
13
Days on Site
72980048
MLS
Have you been waiting for the perfect, turnkey home in West Cambridge? Look no further! Abundant light, clean lines, and attention to detail define this brand-new 2022 custom-designed home. The...
$2,295,000
Condo: Riverview-In-Cambridge
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,890
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
48
Days on Site
72963401
MLS
For buyers seeking quality, location & service in Cambridge, one often has to take on significant renovations. Not so with this beautifully redone 3-bed duplex in one of Cambridge s premier luxury...
4
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
1,968
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
13
Days on Site
72980152
MLS
In the heart of Huron Village and close to Fresh Pond, this 4-bedroom, end-unit townhouse provides the ideal locale for all things Cambridge. Surrounded by lovely gardens with light filled spaces,...
2
Beds
1
Baths
851
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
27
Days on Site
72972851
MLS
Sought-after Riverview, close to Harvard Square and the Red Line, next to the Charles River and its many recreational opportunities. Bright, rare 2-bedroom, 1-level handicap-accessible apartment:...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,138
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
6
Days on Site
72983314
MLS
Tucked away on a quiet side street in Huron Village, your new home is waiting for you at 43 Royal Ave! Discover this beautiful condo with updated kitchen and two full baths, gorgeous hardwood floors,...
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,012
Sq.Ft.
1912
Year Built
28
Days on Site
72971986
MLS
Beautiful 3 bedroom unit in wonderful Cambridge neighborhood. Step right into this sunlit penthouse unit, and feel the original charm in every room. The unit features an open layout, with hardwood...

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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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