An intellectual enclave right next door to Boston
With two world-class universities, the town of Cambridge is centered around academia and innovation. As a result, the more than 100,000 people that live here are both intelligent and creative. Located right on the border of Boston (and home to its northernmost stop on the T), Cambridge offers convenience along with distinctive culture and nightlife.
Cambridge real estate ranges from condos and townhouses to single-family homes, but Cambridge has a higher homeownership rate than the rest of the state. Luxury properties with backyards are prevalent, although due to the number of university students in the area, renters make up nearly half of the population.
Cambridge is the kind of place where you can find anything and everything. From music to art to food, good times are always just around the corner in Cambridge. Cambridge has something for everybody with an ethnically diverse population and world-class universities like Harvard and MIT.
The local music scene is incredibly vibrant, with venues hosting countless live shows and performances every week. Cambridge is an incredibly walkable city, and most residents get around on foot. There's also plenty of public transportation to help those that need a ride, as well as Zipcars.
You won't have any trouble finding a place to eat in Cambridge, as there are hundreds of renowned restaurants and fun food trucks. You can expect plenty of cafes and coffee shops too.
The Red House Restaurant is a popular Cambridge restaurant that celebrates the taste of New England with a 4-season patio setting. Stop by and enjoy a selection of wines, beers, and spirits, along with an innovative menu that changes regularly.
Harvest is another upscale dining experience in the heart of Cambridge. Open since 1975; the restaurant features a popular brunch, lunch, and dinner menu alongside an ever-changing array of daily specials.
Artists and musicians make up a big part of the population in Cambridge, so it's no surprise that there are countless art galleries and performance venues here. The city hosts its film festival and an ongoing artist market at the MIT Museum.
Cambridge residents are blessed with countless outdoor activities for all four seasons. It's home to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, a beautiful greenhouse where you can catch a glimpse of more than 1,000 butterflies. If you prefer a view of the skyline instead, take a walk along the Charles River Esplanade during sunset.
Families love to spend time in Cambridge, and there are plenty of kid-friendly activities here. The Harvard Square Chocolate Festival celebrates everything chocolate with a tasting, vendor marketplace, and live entertainment.
The Cambridge Science Festival is the perfect place to expose your kids to science in a fun way—with dancing robots, 3D printing demos, and even a petting zoo!
There's no shortage of culture either! The Fashion History Museum will teach you everything you never knew about the history of fashion and how clothing has influenced society.
Cambridge's public schools are some of the best in the state. Below are some of the best educational opportunities in Cambridge:
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