Cambridge

Cambridge is home to a culturally diverse population of over 100,000. College students from around the world study at Harvard, Radcliffe, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Lesley University. Founded in 1630 by a group of Puritans who had set sail from England the city is rich in American history. Today it is filled with eclectic restaurants, shops and entertainment. You'll never be short of new places to explore and learn!

Homes

Schools

The Cambridge school district is home to 12 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 3 high schools. There are also 13 private schools in the area. Not to mention a college University you may have heard of, Harvard. Learn more about the Cambridge school system here!

Entertainment

  • Regattabar - Located in the Charles Hotel this venue has a calendar packed with great performances! Also has a kids series, a jazz fest and a courtyard series!
  • TOAD - Great place to listen to live music! They have a great selection of beers on tap as well as a full bar and there's never a cover charge!
  • The American Repertory Theater - A pre-Broadway and locally produced plays & musicals!
  • The Harvard Art Museum - Everything from animation and drawing to prehistoric Chinese pottery! Cambridge residents get in for FREE!
  • The Harvard Museum of Natural History - Africa, anthropoids and evolution are just of the few of exhibits you can run into at this expansive natural history museum

Dining & Shopping

  • Forage - A small, special restaurant that specializes in local food
  • Toscano - Tuscan inspired food in the rustic elegance of their dining room!

 

  • The Friendly Toast - A fun and colorful place with lots of personality. They have breakfast, lunch and dinner! Get there early for a weekend breakfast, the place is always hopping but well worth the wait!
  • The World's Only Curious George Store - Located right in the heart of Harvard square you can't miss its colorful yellow exterior! A staple in the community and fun at any age!

 

  • The Harvard Book Store - This privately owned and independent bookstore was established in 1932. You will find a wide array of subjects as you wander through the shelves!
  • Cambridgeside Galleria - Three levels of shopping housing 102 stores and restaurants!

Parks And Recreation

  • Community Rowing Inc. - Out of the Harry Parker Boathouse you can learn to row! Get ready for the Regatta!
  • JFK Memorial Park - Run, walk, bike, read or simply people watch at this historical park named after President John F. Kennedy, a Harvard alumnus.

Commute

Numerous train stops are located in Cambridge, Hop on the Red Line and be in the city in minutes. There is also plenty of bus transportation. Check out MBTA's website for more information.