One of the world’s most unique, culturally diverse cities, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is architecturally rich and varied. Each of its neighborhoods offers its own charm and a wealth of housing stock – both old and new – accessible to the breathtaking array of amenities that make Cambridge one of the nation’s most desirable living areas.

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Avon Hill

The residential district known as Avon Hill was developed largely between 1870 and 1900 from land comprising the Cooper-Frost estate. The oldest complete house, built around 1690, is located here. The handsome 19th and early 20th century homes form a tranquil neighborhood, close to Harvard Square and public transportation.


The former Port of Cambridge is one of the city’s oldest residential neighborhoods, sought after for its many historic and architecturally interesting homes and its location near the Charles River. Minutes from Harvard University, MIT and Boston University, the neighborhood is convenient to the Massachusetts Turnpike, rapid transit services, Harvard Square and Boston.

East Cambridge

During the 19th Century, East Cambridge was one of the city’s principle centers, now undergoing an historic revival, with technology companies reclaiming handsome brick factory buildings; an internationally-acclaimed restoration of the Bulfinch Building and courthouse complex; and the development of the Cambridge Side Galleria and park along the Charles River. Minutes from Boston by foot or public transportation.


Dana Hill, a fashionable 19th Century residential district of Mid-Cambridge – the site of Cambridge City Hall, Cambridge Public Library and other City offices – has a rich array of architecturally fine and varied housing stock, originating in the 1830′s and built largely on the former Francis Dana estate.

North Cambridge

Beginning in the 19th Century, residences began to be built on land surrounding upper Massachusetts Avenue, which had been the route to areas north and west of Cambridge since the 17th Century. Today the varied architecture of Victorian and early 20th Century single- and multi-family homes co-exist with handsome new home construction on quiet streets and closely knit neighborhoods near Porter Square, Alewife and the Arlington town line.

West Cambridge

The city’s most famous district, West Cambridge is noted for its many pre-Revolutionary houses, as well as the subdivision of land that enabled the intensive development and varied housing built in the 19th and 20th centuries.