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Harvard Square

Young Professionals/Students

Students, particularly undergraduates, live in the apartments and divided homes in the neighborhoods right around Harvard Square and Kendall Square (MIT). Some of the graduate schools for Harvard are across the river but most undergrads stay on the Cambridge side of the river.

Young Professionals tend to flock to Porter or Central Square or even Davis Square, which is right over the border of Cambridge in Somerville. They’re all on the Red Line of the “T” subway line and so are easy for getting into Boston for work or play. Any of these are good options and have tons of apartment rental options if you’re just getting started. All of these squares also have their own nightlife so you can go local or jump on the T and head into Boston if you prefer.

  • Harvard Square
  • Kendall Square
  • Central Square
  • Porter Square
  • Davis Square



Riverside is a nice “affordable” area of Cambridge for families that has condos and townhomes in the $500k range (we told you it was pricey). There are also plenty of full-sized homes that go up to 7-figures but regardless it has great local schools and big playgrounds and parks and has the cool Peabody Terrace Children’s Center for infant and preschool play.

If you’re ready for something more upscale check out West Cambridge. It’s the safest and priciest neighborhood in the city. Homes are always north of a million and you get big beautiful historic houses, amazing property and gardens and great access to the Cambridge Historical Society, JFK Memorial Park and some of the best public schools in the state.

  • Riverside
  • West Cambridge
  • North Cambridge
  • Agassiz-Harvard