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College town with world-famous universities and home of many high-technology companies.


Great variety of shops, restaurants and many cultural offerings. Public College Campuses, Public Transportation, Waterfront


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The town of Cambridge is only steps away from the center of Boston and is probably best known for its world-class universities like Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  As a matter of fact,  one-fourth of all its residents are college students and almost 20% of all its jobs are in higher education.  

But Cambridge today is not just a college town but home to world-class companies and innovators in high-technology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and other emerging technologies. Former factory buildings which once turned out soap or socks are now reborn as the new home of high technology companies.

The city is rich in diversity with more than one in five residents being foreign born. Students from 64 nations attend the public schools, and their families speak 46 different languages. The most numerous immigrant groups hail from Haiti, Central America and Portuguese-speaking nations, including Brazil. And it is exactly this diversity and energy of its immigrants and entrepreneurs, students and street musicians, factory workers and professionals that gives Cambridge its unique flavor and vitality.     

Cambridge has been called the "City of Squares" by some as most of its commercial districts are major street intersections known as squares.  There you will find everything, from low-budget beer halls to high-end gourmet restaurants  and don't be surprised to see upscale fashion outlets right next-door to thrift shops.

Cambridge does not really have large parks but makes up for it by the many public spaces within colleges such as Harvard Yard, Radcliffe Yard and MIT.  The Esplanade along the Charles River is very popular not just among students and Fresh Pond is in high demand for a Sunday stroll with or without a dog.

Cambridge is well connected to Boston and neighboring communities by public transportation.  The Red Line subway connects the city with Boston, the airport and the Amtrak train system.  Buses connect the city with neighboring communities and  the Commuter rail can take you to many places in Massachusetts.



Harvard SquareHarvard University

World Famous Harvard University is embedded right in the center of Cambridge. Most of the university grounds are open to the public and are popular among natives and visitors alike.


Harvard SquareHarvard Square

Surrounded by Harvard University is Harvard square with many shops, restaurants and cultural attractions.


Charles RiverCharles River

Running, strolling or biking along the Charles river is a popular pastime of many Cambridge residents. Just across the river is downtown Boston and the popular Esplanade.



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This information is based on 2010 census data. No warranties are made as to the accuracy of this information. Please verify these numbers independently before making any purchasing decisions