Cambridge, Massachusetts Real Estate, Cambridge Area and Community Information

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is the fifth largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the 2013 population set the number of residents at 107,300.

Cambridge is served by the Cambridge Public School District and educates children from Preschool through grade 12. The schools are highly rated by educational professionals, as well as parents and students. There are also several charter and private schools in the city providing an alternative to public school education. Adding to the educational foundation of the city are several colleges and universities. The diversity of education in Cambridge helps to make homes for sale in Cambridge quite appealing for families with school age children or for anyone interested in higher education.

For more information about Cambridge public schools, visit www.cpsd.us

Cambridge homes for sale include condominium and townhomes and single and multi-family homes. Cambridge properties can be found in a variety of price ranges from moderate to expensive. Cambridge is a culturally diverse city with tree lined neighborhoods and a wide variety of stores and restaurants. Cambridge also has a very large student population in addition to families and professionals.

Before choosing real estate in Cambridge it is advisable to secure the services of a Cambridge real estate agent. A Cambridge realtor will know the properties available and be able to help the Cambridge home buyer choose the home that is just right.

History

The original name for Cambridge was New Towne and was founded by the same Puritan Colonists that founded several of the suburban areas. The original village is where Harvard Square stands today. In 1638 the name New Towne was changed to Cambridge in honor of the university in Cambridge, England. The city of Cambridge grew slowly and the city was made up of farms and family estates. In 1792, a bridge connecting Cambridge to Boston was constructed and the population began to grow rapidly. Industry was attracted to Cambridge, but declined after the Great Depression. Today, Cambridge is home to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a great many bio-tech companies and start up businesses.

Parks and Recreation

Families with an eye towards recreational opportunities will appreciate all the city has to offer and families looking for Cambridge MA real estate should be sure to check out those opportunities as part of their home buying quest. The city operates and maintains a number of parks within the city. The amenities include playgrounds, picnic areas, sports fields, walking trails and places to relax and watch the world go by.


Attractions and Activities

Cambridge is a fascinating city with a lot going on. Families looking for Cambridge MA homes should check out the things to do in the city and will find a variety of things to do for the entire family. Some of the activities include historical and heritage tours, bicycling paths, theater and movies, boat tours and shopping and dining.


Events

The city of Cambridge is alive with events designed to bring the community together. Events include street festivals, charitable events, holiday and special event celebrations, beer and wine festivals, fitness and cultural events and comedy festivals. Anyone interested in Cambridge real estate should check out the events.


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