Wellington Harrington - Neighborhood 3

Elm-Hampshire Street Plaza.

Wellington-Harrington, bounded by Somerville to the north, Boston & Albany Railroad to the east and Hampshire Street to the south, is a small, high-density residential neighborhood with around seven thousand residents. It has the second-highest average population density of all neighborhoods in Cambridge. The major commercial areas in Wellington-Harrington include Inman Square, which is at one corner of the neighborhood, and Cambridge Street, which lies along one edge. At one corner of the neighborhood is the One Kendall Square complex, which includes high-tech offices and labs as well as restaurants, stores, and a cinema.

Wellington-Harrington Neighborhood Map 

 Wellington-Harrington Statistical Profile


The objective of a 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.

2009  Neighborhood Study Update

2005 Neighborhood Study Update

1996  Neighborhood Study

The original neighborhood study was issued in 1996.

  • 1996 Wellington-Harrington Neighborhood Study

To request a printed copies of any neighborhood study please call Tracey Joyce in the Community Planning Division at 617/349-4650 or email her at tjoyce@cambridgema.gov

  • Typical residential street in neighborhood

    Typical residential street in Wellington-Harrington neighborhood.

  • Small long time neighborhood retail

    Wellington-Harrington neighborhood retail.

  • One Kendall Square, work, play eat.

    One Kendall Sqaure: eat, play, work.

  • Donnelly Park Water play.

    Water play at Donnelly park.

  • Gannett-Warren Pals Park

    Gannett-Warren Pals Playground

  • Cardinal Mederios Avenue

    Cardinal Mederios Avenue the boarder of the Wellington-Harrington Neighborhood.

  • Donnelly Field - Willow, York and Berkshire Streets 
  • Gannett/Warren Pals Park - Jefferson Street 
  • Gold Star Street Mothers Pool - Berkshire Street

Neighborhood Planner: Jeff Roberts, jroberts@cambridgema.gov, 617/349-4639.