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What Renters Like and Dislike About Harvard Square

Nothing about it is unique,there is a dunkin doughnuts,a dairy queen,a gas station,and a few other places near by,i like going to dunkin and dairy queen

I travel back home to where I am from a lot and my neighborhood is close to the highway I take to get there. It's also close to my work and also close to the mall and to the grocery store

Gas station is nearby. Fast food is nearby. Close to hospital, as I have been having health problems.

Living alone I have very helpful neighbors to do things for me. Still close to shopping centers & resturants

It's a quite and family oriented neighborhood. The area is in close proximity to downtown and our favorite brewery. Neighbors seem very nice but haven't been able to interact with them due to Covid-19.

Harvard Square Education


Top Schools in Harvard Square


Benjamin G. Brown School

Grades K-5 • Public


Maria L. Baldwin School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public


Haggerty School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public


Bowen Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public


Mason-Rice Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

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Living in Harvard Square, MA

Along with its reputation of hosting one of the world's more prestigious universities, the Harvard Square neighborhood in Cambridge also offers apartments with plenty of advantages.

Apartments in Harvard Square have quick access to the Red Line subway, which is run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Hopping on the line provides quick access to the downtown Boston area, along with other modes of getting around.

However, given the amenities provided for by Harvard Square, apartment hunters may not have much reason to leave the area. The area is known as a tourist attraction because of the Harvard University, which means plenty of shopping and eating options exist.

Harvard Square apartments may also be near the Charles River, which can prove to be a scenic spot to rest, exercise, or take a dog for a walk. A bike trail runs along the length of the river and can be used for jogging or pedaling.

Additionally, boating fans may want to get an alternative view of both Cambridge and Boston from the Charles River. Watercraft can be rented, and boat races are often featured.

Harvard University itself offers a number of attractions, including art and history museums. Apartments near and around the square will also have easy access to the many festivals that take place there.

The famous Harvard Yard is also a spot of interest, and the school offers tours for those who want a closer look. Other spots of historical significance include John F. Kennedy Park and a number of historic cemeteries.

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