Situated across the Charles River from Boston, Cambridge is home to two of the most renowned universities in the world. It attracts all and sundry courtesy of the wide range of amenities it offers. The attractions range from vintage clothing and gift shops, libraries and cafes to theaters, museums and ethnic restaurants. In essence, it’s a contemporary city that attracts students and professionals of all age groups and backgrounds, offering more than enough to tickle their fancy.
This city’s population may have rather recently crossed 100,000. However, world-renowned universities such as Harvard and M.I.T, also among the top employers in the city, elevate the city’s overall standards to that of an international modern city. Undoubtedly, this global appeal has a definitive impact on the real estate industry. For instance, more people have sought Cambridge homes for sale rather than those for rent which is mainly attributable to relatively higher rates of rent.
If you happen to have just landed in the city, it is wise to get hold of a tour map which is available at the visitor’s information booth. For anyone who is fond of art and history, take the student-led tour offered by Harvard University that should take you through some of the most prestigious buildings and offer a peek at some of the most historic monuments. In this regard, you may not want to miss a tour of M.I.T campus either where sculptures by world-renowned artists like Picasso soothe your sights.
People who come to Cambridge with a view to study or set up shop try find it hard not to be tempted by the prospects of living in a city that encapsulates centuries of history within.
HAVARD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Anyone who wishes to take a step back in time should surely head to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Split in various sections displaying animals, plants and other historical exhibits, the museum is a great place, whether it be for a family science visit or just a solo campaign for half a day.
THE CHARLES RIVER
Known for recreational and competitive rowing and sailing, most famously, The Head Of The Charles Regatta, the Charles River also presents many places to go on a scenic drive, walk, run or bike ride. Memorial Drive, which follows along the north bank of the river, is a great place to start. Originally named Charles River Road, it was officially renamed “Memorial Drive” in 1923 to honor those who died in World War I. If you happen to visit at night, enjoy the view over the water with the mesmerizing reflection of buildings.