West Cambridge - Neighborhood 10

Charles River

West Cambridge, also referred to as Neighborhood Ten, is a relatively low-density residential neighborhood with about eight thousand residents. The major commercial and transit center in West Cambridge is Harvard Square, while smaller commercial areas exist along Huron Avenue, Concord Avenue, and Mt. Auburn Street. The neighborhood is located west of Harvard Square and bordered by Concord Avenue, the Charles River, Fresh Pond Reservation, and a portion of the CSX railroad line. Historic Mount Auburn Cemetery is located at the southwestern edge of the neighborhood.

West Cambridge Neighborhood Map 

West Cambridge 3D Map

West Cambridge Statistical Profile

The objective of the neighborhood studies and subsequent study 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.

The West Cambridge Neighborhood Study was conducted from 2004 to 2006 and issued in 2007.

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.

  • Charles River
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Huron Village
  • house on Lakeview Street
  • Collins Branch Library
  • Longfellow Park
  • Memorial Drive
  • residential
  • residential
  • Larch Road Park
  • Kinglsey Park (Fresh Pond Reservation) - Fresh Pond Parkway
  • Fresh Pond Reservation - Fresh Pond Parkway
  • Father Callanan Playground/Tobin Field - Concord Avenue
  • Larch Road Park - Larch Road
  • Lowell Memorial Park (DCR) - Brattle Street
  • Lowell School Park - Mount Auburn Street
  • Memorial Drive Tot Lot (DCR) - Mount Auburn Street
  • Riverbend Park/Charles River (DCR) - Memorial Drive
  • Longfellow Park - Mount Auburn Street
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Park (DCR) - Memorial Drive
  • Winthrop Square - JFK Street
  • Cambridge Common - Garden Street
  • Flagstaff Park - Massachusetts Avenue

Neighborhood Planner: Lev McCarthy, lmccarthy@cambridgema.gov, 617/349-9164