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Mid Cambridge is broadly understood to be the neighborhood described by the boundaries of Kirkland Street to the north, Massachusetts Avenue to the south, Prospect Street to the east and Harvard Square itself to the west. Mid Cambridge is sought after for its excellent location between Harvard and MIT. It also is where you will find the public high school (Cambridge Rindge and Latin School) and the main public library, both on Broadway. Some speak of Mid Cambridge as "The Golden Triangle" - located between Harvard Square and Inman Square and Central Square.
The main streets serving Mid Cambridge are Cambridge Street, Broadway, Harvard Street, and Massachusetts Avenue. There are many pleasant side streets in Mid Cambridge. Residents enjoy having shops and services close by. It is easy to live here without a car. My mother lives in Mid Cambridge on Antrim Street!
Mid Cambridge is appealing for many different reasons, including the following:
• Easy access to the Red Line subway stations at Harvard and Central Squares is a plus.
• Mid Cambridge is (as the name suggests) in the middle of Cambridge, between Harvard and MIT.
• Eclectic mix of architectural styles.
Harvard University in Mid Cambridge includes the following:
Harvard Yard - As a freshman, I lived in Harvard Yard in Thayer.
Widener Library - As a Harvard student before the invention of the internet, I used to look up books here in the card catalog!
Harvard Art Museums - Free admission for Cambridge residents.
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts - Le Corbusier's only building in North America.
Harvard Film Archive - I have seen many great films here over the years.
Harvard Graduate School of Design - If I wasn't a Realtor, I think I would be an architect!
Sanders Theatre - I have seen a few concerts here over the years, including Suzanne Vega.
Other Mid Cambridge Highlights:
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) - Cambridge's public high school.
Cambridge-Ellis School - Popular pre-school on Trowbridge Street.
Cambridge Public Library - Glass addition is beautiful to behold at night.
War Memorial Recreation Center- Includes a swimming pool.
Savenor's Market - Shop where Julia Child once did!
Broadsheet Coffee - Opened in July 2017. Love the C O F F E E sign in the window.
Barismo Coffee - In summer, they open the windows wide.
Darwin's Limited - Cafe on Cambridge Street. Great selection of sandwiches.
Broadway Bicycle School - I like to travel by Vespa. This is a shop for the more traditional two-wheeled means of transport!
Cambridge City Hall Annex - Cambridge's municipal building. Pay your parking tickets here:)
Friendly Inn - Friendly.
Irving House at Harvard - I have had clients stay here.
Whole Foods on Prospect Street - Grocery store on a human scale.
Broadway Marketplace- Surprisingly large wine section.
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