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West Cambridge real estate

Learn about West Cambridge real estate with top Realtor Charles Cherney.

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West Cambridge is a relatively low-density residential neighborhood with about 18,000 residents.

West Cambridge real estate - There are a a variety of residential real estate options in West Cambridge.

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The West Cambridge neighborhood is located west of Harvard Square and bordered by Concord Avenue, the Charles River, Fresh Pond Reservation and a portion of the CSX railroad line. Historic Mount Auburn Cemetery is located at the southwestern edge of the neighborhood.

West Cambridge map

West Cambridge neighborhoods

The residential neighborhoods of West Cambridge include

Brattle Street neighborhood Brattle Street itself is arguably the most prestigious residential address in Cambridge. Sometimes called Tory Row, Brattle Street is home to many large single family homes. The Brattle Street neighborhood is the residential heart of West Cambridge and the most expensive neighborhood in Cambridge. Generally speaking, the Brattle Street area includes the streets either side of Brattle Street, bound just shy of Huron Avenue to the north, Mount Auburn Street to the south, Longfellow House and Longfellow Park to the East and Fresh Pond Parkway and Gerry's Landing Road to the west. I myself lived in this neighborhood for a number of years and I am very familiar with it.

92 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
92 Brattle Street - Listed and sold by Charles Cherney in 2013.

Harvard Square The Harvard Square residential area is often thought of as being bound by Garden Street to the north, Memorial Drive to the South, JFK to the East and Hawthorn Street to the West. There are are not that many homes in this area. I happen to be in this neighborhood every day, as my office - Compass - is located on the edge of Harvard Square at 1073 Massachusetts Avenue.

West Cambridge Ash Street in bloomIn Bloom on Ash Street in Harvard Square.

Huron Village

The Huron Village neighborhood includes the streets found either side of Huron Avenue as it winds it way from Concord Avenue out to Fresh Pond Parkway in West Cambridge. Learn more about the shops and services in Huron Village at

11 Granville Road, Cambridge, MA11 Granville Road - Listed and sold by Charles Cherney of Hammond Real Estate in 2014.

Observatory Hill

The Observatory Hill neighborhood includes the residential streets located off of Concord Avenue between the Harvard Observatory (on Madison Street) and Walden Street. Learn more about the shops and services in Observatory Hill at

West Cambridge Biking on Concord AveInviting entrance on Concord Avenue in West Cambridge.


Located on the far side of Fresh Pond Parkway, the Larchwood neighborhood is a smaller residential neighborhood of single family homes defined by winding streets. Of all the neighborhoods of Cambridge, the Larchwood neighborhood feels the most like a hidden enclave. CLICK HERE to open magazine about Larchwood.

Larchwood residence, Cambridge, MA

Covered porch in Larchwood neighborhood. Visit

Coolidge Hill

Located off Coolidge Avenue and near Buckingham, Browne and Nichols upper school campus and the Shady Hill School, the Coolidge Hill neighborhood contains a small number of single family homes on just a couple of winding roads, known respectively  as Coolidge Hill Road and Coolidge Hill. CLICK HERE to open magazine about Coolidge Hill.

Coolidge Hill residence, Cambridge, MACoolidge Hill residence, Cambridge, MA. Visit

Concierge buildings in West Cambridge

University Green (Harvard Square) - Set back from Mount Auburn Street, University Green is a 50+-unit brick elevator building with garage parking.

The Residences at Charles Square - 975 Memorial Drive. Built in 1986, The Residences at Charles Square overlook JFK Park and the Charles River. Located next to the Charles Hotel and close to the shops and services of Harvard Square, the association is reported to have 72 units. There is garage parking. Residents enjoy easy access to the Wellbridge Athletic Club next door.

Riverview - 221 Mount Auburn Street. Built in the 1960s, Riverview is an 80-unit association. Residences overlooking the Charles River enjoy private balconies. There is off-street parking and a common garden.

Riverview - 221 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MARiverview. 221 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA. Visit

1010 Memorial Drive - Built in the 1960s, 1010 Memorial Drive is a co-op tower building overlooking the Charles River. Many units have private balconies overlooking the Charles River and the Boston skyline. Among the most stunning views in all of Cambridge are found on the higher flowers of 1010 Memorial Drive.

1010 Memorial Drive, Cambridge - Balcony View1010 Memorial Drive, Cambridge - Balcony view of the Charles River

Noteworthy buildings along Memorial Drive

The Residences at Charles Square  - 975 Memorial Drive - (Harvard Square)  Described above.

Longview Cooperative - 983-984-985-986 Memorial Drive. Dating from 1916 and designed by architect Charles Greco, the building is designed around two courtyards facing the Charles River. Around 1954, the Longview Corporation was formed and 983-984-985-986 Memorial Drive become a co-op.

Barrington Court - 987-988-989 Memorial Drive. Dating from 1924, Barrington Court is a condo association courtyard building overlooking the Charles River. I have listed and sold a number of units at Barrington Court over the years.

West Cambridge 988 Memorial Drive courtyardBarrington Court - 987-988-989 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.

Strathcona on the Charles - 992-993 Memorial Drive. Built in 1914, Strathcona on the Charles is the last in the row of courtyard buildings. I listed and sold a top floor corner one-bedroom residence at 993 Memorial Drive in 2012. Exceptional views from the upper floors of 992-993 Memorial Drive.

West Cambridge 993 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA993 Memorial Drive - Strathcona on the Charles - Cambridge, MA

Other noteworthy condo associations in West Cambridge The Aberdeen Lofts - Brick elevator building with 55 loft-style duplex units with sixteen-foot hight ceilings  and oversized windows. One and two bedroom units with parking. Located on western edge of West Cambridge near Aberdeen Road.

West Cambridge - Aberdeen lofts, Cambridge, MAThe Aberdeen Lofts are in West Cambridge off Aberdeen Road.

The Larches (240-244 Brattle Street) and The Birches (246-250 Brattle Street) - Designed by architect Roscoe Whitten in 1923-1924, the residences here are floor-throughs, with windows overlooking both Brattle Street and Mount Auburn Street.

The Larches, 244 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MAThe Larches entrance door, 244 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA.

For assistance with buying or selling in West Cambridge, please be in touch. I have assisted many buyers and sellers in the neighborhood and throughout Cambridge and Somerville since 1999, and I am here to help you!

I help buyers buy and sellers sell in Cambridge and Somerville, MA. Here to help you. Let's talk.

Call me at 617-733-8937 or email me.

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