About Cambridge

Cambridge is a thriving, culturally rich and socially and demographically diverse city. It is located on the other side of the Charles River from Boston, and is home to world-renowned educational institutions, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as numerous high tech and biotech companies, such as Novartis, Genzyme, and Biogen Idec. Cambridge is a bustling international community with 28% of residents being foreign born.

Cambridge is often known as the ‘City of Squares’ where each city square acts as a neighborhood center. These include Kendall Square, Central Square, Harvard Square, Porter Square, Inman Square and Lechmere Square. Other neighborhoods include East Cambridge, Cambridgeport, and Strawberry Hill.

Cambridge is perhaps best known as a hub for higher education. Not only because of Harvard University and MIT, but also because it is home to Cambridge College, Episcopal Divinity School, Lesley University and Radcliffe College, among others.

Arts & Culture are a vital part of the community in Cambridge. The Cambridge Arts Council is a city agency that funds, promotes, and presents high-quality, community-based arts programming for the community. They put on annual, monthly and often daily events throughout the city with a focus on everything from poetry to the visual arts to large festivals. Also, on any given day you will also see many street performers throughout the City, for which the Cambridge Arts Council is responsible.