Harvard Square

Intellectual and Offbeat Atmosphere
Harvard Square is adjacent to Harvard University making it a hub of intellectual and cultural activity, attracting students, faculty, and visitors from around the world. Residents and visitors can easily walk around to explore the area, enjoying the lively atmosphere and diverse offerings. Harvard Square is an urban neighborhood with a mix of commercial and residential spaces. While it may not have the typical suburban feel, it offers a dynamic environment with a rich history and architectural charm. The neighborhood combines the energy of a city with a distinct academic and cultural ambiance.

Since the area is predominantly populated by students, young professionals, and academics it may not be the most family-oriented neighborhood. Harvard Square offers a rich array of entertainment and cultural experiences, home to renowned theaters, art galleries, and music venues, showcasing performances ranging from live music to theater productions. Housing in Harvard Square can be competitive and pricey due to its desirable location. While housing options may be limited within the immediate neighborhood, nearby areas in Cambridge and surrounding suburbs provide a wider range of choices for residents. Harvard Square is highly acclaimed for its vibrant nightlife and dining options to suit a variety of preferences and occasions. Harvard Square attracts individuals seeking an intellectually rich and vibrant living experience in the heart of an academic and cultural hub.
What Harvard Square Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
6.0
value
6.0
amenities
3.0
social
5.0
management
6.0
Median rents in Harvard Square
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedroom
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Living in
Harvard Square

Harvard Square — 8/10 Rating (based on 1 neighborhood reviews)
Very safe, well lit. Mostly students in the area and Harvard’s campus security is always around.
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Neighborhood Rating
Longfellow Apartments


Getting to Know
Harvard Square

Neighborhood Boundaries
dining
Algiers Coffee House
Crema Cafe
JP Licks
LA Burdick Handmade Chocolates
OTTO
OTTO Pizza
Pinocchios Pizza & Subs
grocery
CVS Pharmacy
Whole Foods
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
Cambridge Common Park
Karma Yoga Studio
parks
Body & Brain Cambridge
Cambridge War Memorial Recreation Center
coffee
Caf Anthony
LA Burdick Handmade Chocolates
bus
1 (bus)
1/69 (bus)
69 (bus)
parking
Harvard Square Parking Garage
Propark Church St. Lot
Vpne University Place Garage

Best Apartments
in Harvard Square


1 Bed $2,810
2 Beds $3,335

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Studio $2,400
1 Bed $2,500
2 Beds $3,200

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Studio $1,495
1 Bed $1,695
2 Beds $2,225

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7 Beds $1,500

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Studio $2,650
1 Bed $2,765

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