Welcome to Cambridge, Massachusetts! As the home of such notable institutions of higher education as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lesley University, and Longy School of Music, Cambridge has long been one of America's distinguished cultural and intellectual capitals. A total population of over 105,000 residents, a full 20,000 are enrolled in some type of degree program. With so many academic resources and people in the city, Cambridge is truly an ideal place to undertake any program of study.
Rent in Cambridge
Monthly rent in Cambridge can range anywhere from $1000-3000 per month, depending on neighborhood, number of roommates, etc. Click here for a detailed breakdown of the average rent throughout the city.
The most convenient neighborhoods in Cambridge for accessing Harvard University are Riverside, Mid-Cambridge, and Agassiz. Neighborhood 9 and Cambridgeport are also good options. Click here for maps of all Cambridge neighborhoods.
Getting Around Cambridge
The City of Cambridge is well-serviced by public transportation. The MBTA Red Line has a stop in the middle of Harvard Square (it also continues into downtown Boston). Numerous bus routes are also available throughout the city. In general, Cambridge is an extremely walkable place. Most necessary daily amenities are readily accessible within a 10-15 minute walk.
Places to Eat at Harvard Square
Harvard Square is home to a wide variety of both casual and fine dining eateries.
Popular Casual Restaurants and Cafes Near Campus
- B.GOOD (1 Elliot Street, menu)
- Cafe Pamplona (12 Bow Street, menu)
- Clover (1326 Massachusetts Ave, menu)
- Felipe's Taqueria (21 Brattle Street, menu)
- Flour Bakery (114 Mt Auburn Street, menu)
- Tasty Burger (40 JFK Street, menu)
- Tatte (1288 Massachusetts Ave, menu)
- Zinneken's Belgian Waffles (1154 Massachusetts Ave, menu)
Click here for a comprehensive list of all Harvard Square restaurants.
Map of Harvard
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