Strawberry Hill - Neighborhood 13

Fresh Pond from Strawberry Hill Neighborhood

Strawberry Hill, with about 2,500 residents, is the smallest neighborhood by land area in Cambridge. Strawberry Hill is mostly residential, and includes multifamily homes and a few apartment buildings. There is a small commercial area along Mount Auburn Street that extends into Belmont and Watertown, both of which border the neighborhood. Mount Auburn Street and Huron Avenue are at the southern and northern edges, respectively, and serve as the main thoroughfares through the neighborhood. Across Huron Avenue from the residential neighborhood is the Fresh Pond Reservation and part of the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Municipal Golf Course. Four MBTA bus routes serve Strawberry Hill, with connections to Harvard and Watertown Squares.

Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Map

Strawberry Hill Statistical Profile


The objective of the neighborhood study and subsequent updates is to identify planning issues in the neighborhood and articulate recommendations to address those issues. The study recommendations are the key part of the neighborhood study and updates. The recommendations are used not only to guide neighborhood planning efforts for the Community Development Department but in many cases are included as work items for other City departments when appropriate.

In 2006 the Community Development Department held two public meetings in April and June to discuss updating the Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Study. At these meetings Department staff reported on progress made on recommendations from the 1999 study. The staff also sought neighborhood comment on new recommendations regarding land use and zoning, transportation, housing, economic development and open space.

2007 Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Study Update

In 2007 the Department published the Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Study Neighborhood Study Update: Summary, Recommendations, and Action Plan, which reviews the discussions at the neighborhood meetings, describes recommendations proposed there, and updates the status of recommendations from the 1999 study.

1999 Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Study

The Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Study was conducted from 1997 to 1998 and issued in 1999.The objective of the Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Study and subsequent updates is to identify planning issues in the neighborhood and articulate recommendations to address those issues. The study recommendations are the key part of the neighborhood study and updates. The recommendations are used not only to guide neighborhood planning efforts for the Community Development Department but in many cases are included as work items for other City departments when appropriate.

If you would like to receive a printed copy of the Update, please contact Tracey Joyce in the Community Planning division at 617/349-4650 or tjoyce@cambridgema.gov.

  • Haggerty School

    Haggerty School seen from Cushing Street.

  • Holworthy Street traffic calming

    Holworthy Street neighborhood traffic calming project.

  • Glacken Field Payground

    Glacken Field play structure.

  • Belmont Street retail

    Small neighborhood retail cluster.

  • Strawberry Hill residential street

    Typical neighborhood residential street in the Strawberry Hill.

  • Fresh Pond Meadows

    Fresh Pond Meadow passive open space.

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