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Cambridge Squares

Video courtesy of Cambridge Office for Tourism


Cambridge is fondly referred to as the City of Squares.  The “squares” of Cambridge are charming neighborhoods rich in fine dining, eclectic shopping, theaters, museums and historical sites. You will find 5 squares, including Harvard Square, Kendall Square and Central Square along the Red line subway route in Cambridge.

Cambridge is famed for a couple of notable colleges – you might have heard of them, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT for short.  These elite schools are located within 2 miles of each other, settled near the banks of the Charles River.  Both universities house renowned museum collections and offer tours that are open to the public.

Beyond education, Cambridge offers a diverse musical scene, a creative art culture and eclectic, multicultural dining.

While you are visiting Boston, make sure you pop across the river and explore the squares of Cambridge.

Cambridgeport

Hugged by the Charles River to the south, this primarily residential neighborhood is a picturesque...

Central Square

Don't let Central Square's size fool you - this small neighborhood is home to big things....

East Cambridge

To be perfectly honest, this neighborhood is probably the most "below the radar" for...

Harvard Square

Any trip to Cambridge isn't complete without a proper stroll through storied Harvard Square -...

Inman Square

If you have the patience to walk for ten minutes from the nearest subway stop, you don't have...

Kendall Square

It's difficult to comprehend how much of the future is created in these parts. Between web...

North Cambridge

As Mass. Ave. unfurls northward from Porter Square, things start to get weird - and wonderful....

Porter Square

Look up! It's impossible to ignore Gift of the Wind-huge, bright red, and whirling on its own...

West Cambridge

This sprawling neighborhood isn't so much easily defined by a single persona as it is by its...

Thank you Cambridge Office for Tourism for these unique descriptions of the Cambridge Squares.