Crossing over the Charles River from Boston sits Cambridge, Massachusetts. Home to two of the world's most prestigious universities, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge is a hot spot for best-in-class research and learning. Though the town is a haven for intellectuals who come and go, its global clout has brought families and individuals from all over the world who have set down roots in this desired location.
Cambridge's housing landscape is as diverse as its people, with East Cambridge boasting mostly traditional three-families to stately single families with endless New England charm at the West and North. The town is broken up by squares, with the most popular ones being the foodie paradise of Kendall Square and, of course, Harvard Square and its famous Harvard Yard in the center of campus, surrounded on four sides by the school's signature red brick buildings.
Residents enjoy a variety of outdoor activities on the Charles River, including kayaking and sailing, or scenic walks or runs along the river's banks where one can take in what is arguably the best view of Boston. On rainy days, catch a movie at the indie Kendall Square Cinema then walk across the square to enjoy award-winning BBQ at The Smoke Shop or a sky-high Reuben on rye at Mamaleh's, two of Cambridge's brand new eateries.
Cambridge has a vast and picturesque layout with abundant green space, mature plantings and a long established, suburban feel. The town offers an excellent quality of life with the convenience of downtown Boston just a few subway stops away.