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 November 27, 2021
11
Listed
48
Avg. DOM
$1,065.19
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,775,000
Med. List Price
11 Properties
7
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
5,709
Sq.Ft.
1873
Year Built
74
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...
5
Beds
5F41/2
Baths
8,021
Sq.Ft.
1883
Year Built
102
Days on Site
72815804
MLS
Majestic 1883 Queen Anne/Stick Style Victorian built by renowned architect Henry Van Brunt sits on sunny side of prestigious Brattle Street in historic Old Cambridge. Lush period gardens and outdoor...
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,432
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
39
Days on Site
72910702
MLS
Located in the Half Crown Marsh 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 s...
Contingent
157 Coolidge Hill Cambridge, MA 02138
$4,398,000
Subdivision: Coolidge Hill / West Cambridge
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,639
Sq.Ft.
1926
Year Built
17
Days on Site
72919325
MLS
Elegance plus elbow room! This sophisticated, rational, and eminently comfortable Colonial Revival is tucked into leafy Coolidge Hill, just a mile from Harvard Square, and yet offers suburban...
7
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
10,413
Sq.Ft.
1838
Year Built
10
Days on Site
72921478
MLS
The Wyeth-Elliot House boasts over 10,400 Gross SF with an additional 1,998 GSF in the carriage house, ready to be skillfully restored to new life. Rich in history highlighted by its outstanding...
6
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
9,700
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
10
Days on Site
72921481
MLS
There's no time to waste on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a new single family home in West Cambridge on what is hailed by the Cambridge Historical Commission as "one of the most...
$1,599,000
Condo: The Longview
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,535
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
81
Days on Site
72891404
MLS
Harvard Square! Unique Longview Co-op, elegant early 20th-c. elevator building on Charles Riv. Spacious, 4th floor gem, high-ceilings, flex floor plan, could be configured as 3BR/2BR w/ formal DR....
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,405
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
132
Days on Site
72868049
MLS
On the easily accessible raised 1st floor of sought-after beautiful Longview. Early 20th-c. brick cooperative. Just a few blocks from Harvard Square & Red Line, very close to Harvard Business School....
$1,050,000
Condo: 22-24-26 Sparks Street Condominium
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,232
Sq.Ft.
1929
Year Built
39
Days on Site
72910693
MLS
This enchanting townhouse is in the sought after Half Crown-Marsh District. Built in 1884 as a 3 family, the property was renovated & converted to condominiums in 1983. 26 Sparks is a unique, end...
Open 11/28
54 Concord Avenue #303 Cambridge, MA 02138
$799,000
Condo: Concord Arms Condominium
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,133
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
6
Days on Site
72922455
MLS
Just outside Harvard Sq and only .06 miles Harvard Law or .05 miles to the renowned Formaggio kitchen; this sun-filled, spacious, corner unit condo features two bedrooms, 2 full baths, deeded PKG &...
$424,900
Condo: 25-31 Homer Ave. Condominium
1
Beds
1
Baths
615
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
24
Days on Site
72916759
MLS
Why rent when you can own a fantastic condo in convenient, vibrant West Cambridge? Look what you get for about the same price as renting. This professionally managed, meticulously maintained...

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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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