Welcome to Cambridge
Prestigious and historic city that is home to two of the nation’s top educational institutions
Etched in the history books as one of America’s most exclusive and lauded communities, Cambridge is a sought-after place to reside near Boston. Peaceful, tree-lined, and upscale, this city features stately homes, numerous amenities, an array of green spaces, and two of the most exclusive universities in the country. Cambridge is home to 116,632 year-round residents, and many more seasonal residents attending Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Situated a mere three miles from Boston, Cambridge is an exceptionally convenient place to live. Commuters working in the city, professors, university staff, and students find the area to be especially suited to their needs. Individuals working at or attending MIT or Harvard can find comfortable properties that are steps from campus.
What to Love
- The quaint, upscale environment in a historic city
- Home to world-class academic institutions Harvard University and MIT
- Museums, parks, and top conveniences at your fingertips
Take one stroll around Cambridge to see why so many have fallen in love with this city. For generations, people from a diverse set of backgrounds have called this community “home.” Individuals from around the globe have settled here to attend both Harvard University and MIT. These great thinkers — spanning a vast scope of disciplines — have inspired the area’s museums, landmarks, and more. Relocating to Cambridge allows you to be part of the story of this marvelous city, and to leave your unique imprint.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Cambridge isn’t solely focused on educational pursuits. While this is a major part of the city’s legacy, it also delights residents with an impressive selection of stores and restaurants.
Whether you desire a fine dining experience, or a casual bite to eat, local restaurants are exceptional. As you get to know the area, be sure to explore the menu offerings at The Lexington, Oleana, Pammy's, Little Donkey, Cafe Sushi, Alden & Harlow, The Red House Restaurant, Area Four, Clover Food Lab, and many more. Before or after your meal, grab your favorite drink at one of Cambridge’s bars or breweries. Top choices include The Plough and Stars, Shay's Pub & Wine Bar, The Longfellow Bar, and Lamplighter Brewing Co.
Accomplishing everything on your to-do list is simple when living in Cambridge. Popular retailers are scattered throughout the city, making it easy to get whatever you need, whenever you need it. Shop at stores such as Whole Foods Market, Marshalls, Target, REI, and more. The CambridgeSide mall is another major place to visit. Stores you’ll find at this complex include T.J. Maxx, Apple, ALDO, and H&M.
Things to Do
Serving as a hub for all things educational and culture-related, Cambridge is brimming with world-renowned places to explore in your leisure time.
In addition to the many things to see and experience at Harvard and MIT, Cambridge offers even more for its residents to enjoy. Finding your new favorite park is effortless once you’ve relocated to the city. The immediate area features an abundance of tranquil parks and outdoor spaces, including Danehy Park, Gerard Bergin Park, Kingsley Park, Fresh Pond Golf Course, Fresh Pond Reservation, and Pemberton Street Dog Run.
In addition to being home to Harvard University and MIT, Cambridge also features a selection of highly-rated public and private schools.