Cambridge is an international center for innovation information. Industries include technology, life sciences, venture capital, health care, and education. Harvard and MIT are globally known universities that attract students for around the world. Companies that have a major presence include Moderna, Takeda, Novartis, Pfizer, Google, Akamai, Biogen, Sanofi. Located across the river from Boston, Cambridge is ideally located for commuters into Boston’s Financial District, Back Bay, and the Seaport. Fenway Park, TD Garden, the Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, and numerous other cultural attractions are just across the Charles River.
Notable residents of Cambridge have included Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Malkovich, Ben, and Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, Patrick Ewing, Julia Child, and Henry Louis Gates.
Cambridge is known for its diverse neighborhood and squares. Kendall Square is the business heart of Cambridge with numerous global life sciences and information technology companies and is adjacent to MIT. Central Square is downtown Cambridge and the seat of City Government. Harvard Square is adjacent to Harvard Yard, which is the historic heart of Harvard University. Inman Square is known for its wide array of local restaurants. Porter Square is the home to Lesley University and numerous shopping and restaurant destinations.
Residents of Cambridge enjoy countless shopping, entertainment, and dining choices. There are numerous restaurants in Cambridge, ranging from modest casual spots, coffee shops, and world-class fine dining. Cultural attractions include a wide variety of museums, galleries, and performing arts venues.
Cambridge real estate ranges from affordable entry-level condos, luxury full-service buildings, new construction townhomes, and large historic single-family homes along Tory Row. Architectural styles are widely varied in Cambridge, ranging from pre-Revolutionary War First Period and Georgian, Federal, Italianate, many fine examples of Victorian-era Queen Anne, Shingle, and Stick Style homes, functional deckers, and 20th-century Modern homes by renowned architects such as Philip Johnson, Paul Rudolph, Carl Koch, and Hugh Stubbins.
Recreational activities include a public golf course, jogging and hiking, and dog walking around Fresh Pond and the Charles River, softball, soccer, and picnicking at Danehy Park, and several public swimming pools.
Cambridge Public Schools are highly rated. Niche.com gives CPS an A+ overall rating. There are also numerous nationally known private schools in Cambridge, including Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Cambridge Matignon, Cambridge Montessori, Fayerweather Street, and Shady Hill.
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