Cambridge MA, sitting right across the Charles River from Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and Allston is known as the home of Harvard University and MIT, but it is far more varied than that. It sits right across the Charles River from Boston. The type of real estate you can find in Cambridge runs from student rental/investment condos to large houses dating back to the 18th century, particularly around Harvard. The demographic is very varied, running from blue-collar, to student, to tech and pharma professionals to academic personnel.
Visit Harvard Square. Walk the ancient campus of Harvard University. Tour the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture and the Harvard Art Museums. Bike (or walk) along the Charles River, or at Fresh Pond Reservation. Visit the MIT Museum or the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology.
The Harvard Book Store is a great place to spend an afternoon or find a rare edition. Countless boutiques and stores and cafes in Harvard Square. Whole Foods on Alewife Brook, River St. and Prospect St. Trader Joe’s on Memorial Dr. A great curated selection of specialty foods and wines at Cardullo’s.
Cambridge is served by the Cambridge Public School System. In addition there are several internationally renowned private institutions here: Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols, serving K-12, Cambridge Montessori (pre-k though 8), the Fayerweather Street School (pre-k though 8), and so many more.
Cambridge is connected to the Beacon Hill neighborhood over the Charles River by the Emerson and Longfellow Bridges, to Back Bay by the Harvard Bridge near MIT, to Allston by the BU bridge and various bridges near Harvard including the iconic Weeks Footbridge.
For car travel, Cambridge is served by Memorial Drive along the Charles, and Storrow Drive/Memorial Drive on the Boston side.