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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 and Somerville Superlatives

Cambridge and Somerville are often recognized as “best places” by various groups and organizations.  Here are some of the accolades Cambridge and Somerville have received recently:

Cambridge and Somerville Win Awards

Cambridge and Somerville Win Awards

Cambridge was recognized as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance.  Cambridge has been recognized every year since the competition began five years ago.

Cambridge received a 2011 Massachusetts ECO Award for Excellence in Commuter Options for providing top notch commuter benefits to its employees including bicycle parking, transit pass programs and emergency rides home.

The Cambridge Public Library received a number of awards for programming and for its newly renovated main branch. 

Cambridge took home  four awards from the Massachusetts Library Association conference: first prize for the library newsletter, On and Off Broadway, first prize for the Friends of the Library book Cambridge Voices, and third prize for the library website and for its website for teens. 

The Boston Society of Architects awarded the new library with the Harleston Parker Medal for the “most beautiful building” in the Greater Boston area.

The new Cambridge Public Library was also honored with an Annual Design Review Award from Architect Magazine.

Those are only the most recent accolades for the CPL main branch.  Since the beautiful new library opened in 2009 the renovation project has received nine awards from architectural, design, and preservation groups.

Not exactly an award but certainly something to feel good about – in February Cambridge once again earned Triple A ratings from each of the three major credit rating agencies – a ranking held by just 30 or so municipalities in the US. 

Somerville also earned the designation of one of America’s 100 Best Communities for Young People for the 4th time.

The Massachusetts Health Council named Somerville the Healthiest City in Massachusetts for programs and iniatives that included Shape Up Somerville, school food service, and infrastructure upgrades to promote active living such as bike path improvements, sidewalk widening, and upgraded crosswalks. 

Somerville was named the 10th Most Walkable City in the US by WalkScore.

HUD presented Somerville with a Door Knocker Award recognizing the city’s work with affordable housing.

There’s lots to like about living and working in Cambridge and Somerville.  We’re happy that others recognize the benefits of living here too.

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