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Living in West Cambridge Cambridge

West Cambridge is the 10th most walkable neighborhood in Cambridge with 8,216 residents.

West Cambridge has good public transportation and is a biker’s paradise.

Nearby neighborhoods: Peabody, Strawberry Hill, North Cambridge, Cambridge Highlands, Aggasiz / Harvard North, Riverside and Mid-Cambridge.

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Walk Score of West Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

West Cambridge is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Christ Church

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Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in West Cambridge Cambridge.

West Cambridge is the 10th most walkable neighborhood in Cambridge with a Walk Score of 78.

Find apartments in Cambridge's most walkable neighborhoods: The Port / Area 4, Riverside and Wellington-Harrington.

West Cambridge Neighborhood Ranking

Compare West Cambridge to other Cambridge neighborhoods.

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Population

8 Peabody 85 71 84 11,416
9 North Cambridge 84 68 86 12,013
10 West Cambridge 78 66 94 8,216
11 MIT 73 78 96 4,529
12 Strawberry Hill 70 49 84 2,204

Eating & Drinking

There are about 138 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in West Cambridge.

People in West Cambridge can walk to an average of 7 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Restaurant Choices Map

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thumbnail for Park Restaurant & BarDoesn't grab you from the street, but this is one of the best places to nab a well-made drink and really tasty food.

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Transit Score of West Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

West Cambridge has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find West Cambridge Cambridge apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

West Cambridge has good public transportation and about 10 bus and 1 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from West Cambridge on public transit.

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West Cambridge has about 10 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, Hertz On Demand and Enterprise CarShare.

Bike Score of West Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

West Cambridge is a Biker’s Paradise

Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike.

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Bike sharing is available from Hubway.

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Lowell School Playground

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Winthrop Square

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Lowell Park

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Longfellow Park

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Longfellow Park

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Brattle Square

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy Park

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New School of Music

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Collins Branch Library

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Park Restaurant & Bar

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