Cambridge Real Estate Information

Cambridge is one of the largest suburbs of the city of Boston, and is considered an independent and separately incorporated city of Massachusetts. Cambridge is situated in Middlesex County, and borders both the city of Boston and Suffolk County. Cambridge has a population of approximately one hundred and one thousand, four hundred residents, although that population may have changed substantially since the last census was taken in the year two thousand. Cambridge is the fifth largest city in the state of Massachusetts, and has a population which peaks during the school year, thanks to the large percentage of the community that attends college in either Boston or Cambridge. Cambridge takes its name from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, which is appropriate considering the strong influence that higher education has on the American city of Cambridge.

Cambridge is home to the most prestigious and respected college in the world, Harvard University, as well as another university that's pretty good if you like math, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The first non-Native American settlers arrived in what is now considered Cambridge during the first months of sixteen thirty one. At first, Cambridge was known as “Newe Towne”, and was founded partially because of its location near a crossing of the Charles River. Cambridge received its current name in the year sixteen thirty eight, a tribute to the alma mater of almost all the founders of the city. Cambridge grew rapidly in the first half of the nineteenth century, and was officially incorporated as a city in the year eighteen forty six.

Cambridge is known colloquially by the “city of squares”, thanks to a number of industrial and commercial centers such as Harvard Square, Central Square, Porter Square, Inman Square, Lechmere Square, and Kendall Square. Educational opportunities for residents of Cambridge properties are offered by the Cambridge Public Schools in addition to, of course, Harvard, MIT, Cambridge College, and Lesley University. Points of interest located near Cambridge real estate include the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Longfellow National Historic Site.