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VIDEO: What are the Squares of Cambridge, MA?

Charles Cherney

Passionate about teaching after graduating from Harvard, I ultimately found myself drawn into the world of real estate in Cambridge and Somerville...

Passionate about teaching after graduating from Harvard, I ultimately found myself drawn into the world of real estate in Cambridge and Somerville...

Jun 17 2 minutes read

What are the Squares of Cambridge, MA?

The squares of Cambridge are Porter Square, Harvard Square, Central Square, Inman Square, and Kendall Square.

Check out my video series on 5 Things I like about each square in Cambridge.

The interesting thing about the squares of Cambridge is that they are not square. At the heart of each square is a main intersection. In each instance, the square is defined as the area around the main intersection. The five main squares of Cambridge do not have clearly defined boundaries. The general area around the main intersection at the heart of the square defines the square.

You can think of each square as being located within a named neighborhood of Cambridge. So, then, Porter Square is in Neighborhood Nine (or perhaps one might say in North Cambridge); Harvard Square is in West Cambridge; Central Square is in the Port; Inman Square is in Wellington-Harrington; and Kendall Square is in East Cambridge.

With the sole exception of Inman Square, each one of the squares has a Red Line subway station. Got it?!?

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