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Once upon a time, Porter Square was a smelly place known mostly for its train yards and slaughter houses. The Porterhouse steak was named for it, and people did not generally consider its real estate to be particularly valuable for their residences. But that was then and this is now. The famous Porter House Restaurant is long gone, but Porter Square is still a thriving, bustling place today, but for cleaner and more resident-friendly reasons. Porter Square gained popularity as a residential neighborhood when the Red Line subway was extended from Harvard Square to Porter and Davis Squares in 1984. This extension also gave Porter Square its most famous landmark  the 46-foot red kinetic sculpture “Gift of the Wind” by Susumu Shingu.

Porter Square is technically the main commercial area of the North Cambridge neighborhood, although the square itself stretches down the busy Mass Ave retail strip towards Harvard Square. Porter Square real estate has become sought after in recent years as the neighborhood started to enjoy the same real estate boom as the rest of the city.
Porter Square real estate includes everything from the large brick apartments that line Mass Ave and the surrounding side streets to grand Victorian homes, and tasteful triple deckers.

There’s no shortage of choices for shopping, dining, and recreation in Porter Square. Your Porter Square apartment will never be more than a few steps from the most vibrant commercial district in Cambridge. There’s an endless selection of fine restaurants, and the shopping ranges includes the Porter Square Shopping Center to the fine boutiques that line Mass Ave towards Harvard Square.








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