North Cambridge borders Somerville, Arlington, and Belmont. It includes a range of single and multi-family homes as well as some large apartment buildings.
The neighborhood used to be dominated by slaughterhouses. Today it's a blend of NPR culture and town-center appeal. Vegan fare, farmers markets, taverns, and young families are everywhere. Porter Square is the main commercial and transit center, with a Red Line stop, commuter rail, and bus stations. Massachusetts Avenue cuts right through the area featuring a variety of retail, office, and residential space.
Points of Interest:
Anna's Tacqueria - A local chain for quick service tacos and other Mexican favorites.
822 Somerville Avenue, Cambridge
Down Under School of Yoga - Reputable yoga studio with a number of class styles.
2000 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Porter Square Shopping Center - Open shopping complex with a convenient mix of shops and restaurants.
1-37 White Street, Cambridge
Sugar and Spice - Cozy and casual Thai restaurant serving up fair-priced favorites.
1933 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Summer Shack - A well-known fish restaurant famous for its classic and casual dishes.
149 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge
The Table at Season to Taste - Acclaimed and upscale restaurant serving mainly French inspired dishes.
2447 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge