Porter Square/North Massachusetts Avenue

Porter Square MBTA Stop
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About Porter Square & North Mass. Ave.

With links to the subway and commuter rail, Porter Square is both a local and regional shopping destination with a mix of large and small retail shops. Along Mass. Avenue, an assortment of distinctive independent stores serves adjacent residential neighborhoods. The presence of Lesley University in Porter Square also brings the liveliness of student life to the area.

Porter and North Mass. Ave. Businesses

Porter Square and North Mass. Ave. Small Retailers and Restaurants Map (2019)

Porter Square Commercial District Locus Map
Porter Square/North Mass. Ave. Resources

Porter Square Market Profile (2018)

North Massachusetts Ave. Market Profile (2018)

Porter Square Neighborhood Association

Area Map of Porter Square and North Massachusetts Avenue Commercial District

North Massachusetts Avenue Commercial District Locus MapPorter Square/North Mass. Ave. 
Projects & Documents

Porter Square Customer Intercept Survey Report. Read the report to learn more about what residents and visitors want to see in Porter Square (2012)

North Massachusetts Avenue Study

Porter Square Bike Ban Area (2012)

Infrastructure Updates

Belmont, Cambridge and Somerville Path Improvements (active)

Yerxa Road Underpass Project (completed)

For More Information

For more information on economic development activity on Porter Square/North Mass Ave, please contact Christina DiLisio at cdilsio@cambridgema.gov, 617/349-4601.

For more information on community planning activity in Porter Square/North Mass Ave area, please contact Melissa Peters, Director of Community Planning, at mpeters@cambridgema.gov, at 617/349-4640.