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As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.

Cambridge Neighborhoods – Central Square Real Estate and More

Central Square in Cambridge Massachusetts

Central Square in Cambridge Massachusetts

The Central Square neighborhood has become very popular with Cambridge real estate buyers.

With a Red Line stop at its center and a location midway between Boston and Harvard Square, and with MIT and the Charles River just down the street, Central Square is number one on the list for many people moving to Cambridge.

I’ve often noticed that when people move to Cambridge from Manhattan or other large cities, Central Square is the Cambridge neighborhood that feels most like a city neighborhood to them.  Mass Ave in Central Square is lined with older, taller commercial buildings, there are plenty of small shops, restaurants, and clubs, and lots of pedestrian traffic.

While many lament that Central Square is becoming gentrified, it remains a grittier, funkier square than Harvard or Porter Square.  There’s a critical mass of bars, clubs with live music, and funky stores that have held on in the neighborhood for years.  There’s a great mix of ethnic restaurants with a few national chains mixed in.  A number of the restaurants have outdoor seating along Mass Ave.

Central Square Real Estate Options

Cambridge real estate buyers who want walk-to access to Central Square have several neighborhoods to choose from.  Mid-Cambridge, Inman Square, Cambridgeport, Riverside, and the blocks with the streets named after Massachusetts counties (Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, etc) all offer easy access to Central Square.

Looking only at the Cambridge real estate listings identified in MLS as in Central Square – keep in mind that many listings don’t include neighborhood and many properties may be listed in one of the other neighborhoods listed above  – here are the average sales prices in Central Square in MLSpin over the last two years:

Single family homes in Central Square:

  •  Sold between $305,000 and $780,000
  • Average sales price $608,310

Central Square condos:

  • Sold between $169,000 and $600,000
  • Average sales price $352,527
  • Average cost per square foot $412

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