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East Cambridge is bordered on the north by Somerville, on the east by the Charles River, on the south by Broadway, and on the west by the Grand Junction tracks. Most of the streets of East Cambridge form a grid. Cambridge Street is the main commercial and retail street in the northern part of the grid. Although located below Broadway, Kendall Square is thought of by many (myself included) as being a part of East Cambridge. Main Street is the main street of Kendall Square. And as Broad Canal and Third Street north of Broadway develops as a neighborhood, this emerging area is often thought of as an extension of Kendall Square - and of East Cambridge.
The intersection of Cambridge Street and First Street is sometimes referred to as Lechmere Square. Lechmere Station is found here, offering Green Line T service to Boston. North Station is just two stops away. The easiest way from Cambridge to get to TD Garden for a Boston Celtics or Boston Bruins game is to hop on the Green Line at Lechmere.
With over 120 shops and restaurants, Cambridgeside in East Cambridge is the one major mall in Cambridge. You'll find all the usual mall stores here. My favorite stop is the Apple Store! The Apple Store is slated to re-open in August 2017 after renovation and expansion.
East Cambridge is fortunate to have a number of green spaces in the neighborhood, including Charles Park near Cambridgeside Galleria Mall; Front Park by the Charles River; Lechmere Canal Park; Centanni Way by the Registry of Deeds; Hurley Park and Costa Lopez Taylor Park on Hurley Street; Ahern Field adjacent to the Kennedy-Longfellow School; Gold Star Mothers Park near the Twin Cities Plaza mall; and the new Rogers Street Park between Second and Third Streets.
Below is a map of East Cambridge.
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Concierge elevator buildings in East Cambridge
|The Esplanade - 75-83 Cambridge Parkway. Overlooking the Charles River and Boston. Completed in 1989 and designed by architect Moshe Safdie, The Esplanade contains 206 residences, many with water and skyline views. The distinctive design features two L-shaped towers sitting on a three-story base. CLICK HERE to see what is available at The Esplanade.|
|River Court - 10 Rogers Street. Built in 1989, this building has 166 units, many with balconies and views of the Charles River and Boston. Common roof deck and landscaped courtyards. Lap pool. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT RIVER COURT.|
|Thomas Graves Landing - Made up of two buildings (4 Canal Park and 6 Canal Park) with a concierge. 167 residences. Overlooking the Charles River canal. Built in 1988-89. Seasonal pool. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT IS NOW AVAILABLE AT 4-6 CANAL PARK (THOMAS GRAVES LANDING)|
|One First - Including 20 Second Street and 150 Cambridge Street. This association dates from 2008. 196 units in a 5-unit complex with a central courtyard. Entrance on Cambridge Street near the MBTA Lechmere Green Line T Station. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT IS NOW AVAILABLE AT ONE FIRST.|
|Regatta Riverview - 8-12 Museum Way. Built in 1998. 436 units in two towers. Concierge and valet service. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT IS NOW AVAILABLE AT REGATTA RIVERVIEW|
|NorthPoint. - There are presently two condo buildings (built in 2008) at NorthPoint: Sierra (1 Earhart Street) - 99 units. Mainly 1 bedroom and 1 bedroom plus study residences.. Tango (2 Earhart Street) - 230 units. A mix of studio, one and two bedroom residences. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT IS NOW AVAILABLE AT SIERRA (1 EARHART) AND TANGO (2 EARHART) - NORTHPOINT|
Kendall Square is home to offices for Google and Microsoft and many other tech companies. It is also major center for Biotech.
Below is a map of Kendall Square. The boundaries of Kendall Square are not clearly defined. The main arteries are Main Street and Third Street.
There is a a Red Line MBTA subway station in Kendall Square, connecting Cambridge to Boston via the Longfellow Bridge.