Cambridge's mottos - "a city where counter-culture still lives, classic culture thrives, and multicultural is a way of life" is a great reflection of the city's charm. Also known as "Boston's Left Bank: a little funkier, a little spunkier and definitely spicier than Boston" shows their fun side. Since 1630 when 700 Puritan colonists from the Massachusetts Bay Colony first settled the area, Cambridge has been an area of progressive thinking and industry.
Old World Charm, New Attitude
Beautiful historic buildings line the brick streets where so many have traveled before. When you live in Cambridge, it is impossible to not feel a part of something bigger. You become connected to the dreams of those who came before you. At the heart of the community is Harvard Square where the history spans four centuries and in preserved both in element and spirit.
From its earliest days, living in Cambridge has been filled with promise for people of many nationalities. The blend of agriculture and the emergent industrial development brought many Irish immigrants in the 1800s followed by peoples from many other nations. The Cambridge of today is diverse with culture and drawn to the rich heritage of a higher education.
Home to both the 365 year old Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge's history and culture is bound to higher education. The schools are part of the culture as well as major employers for the area.
Not only does living in the world renowned historical Cambridge offer old world charm, it also offers world -class arts, shopping and entertainment. Theaters offer a range from Rocky Horror Picture Show to foreign and current films. Living in Cambridge also offers the opportunity to live in the shadow of some of the most interesting historic sites around, such as the Longfellow National Historic Site which was Washington's headquarters during the siege of Boston in 1775; Longfellow called it home for 50 years. There are several museums that offer an outstanding collection of art that represents the diversity of the culture. You will also find the oldest museum in the world that offers a purely anthropological focus, also known as the Peabody Museum Archaeology and Ethnology.
Cambridge residents never need to tire of the same old thing with such a wide array of offerings in the community. Whether you like trendy clubs or intimate bars, quaint boutiques or upscale stores, quiet cafes or fine dining, Cambridge has it all. For those on the quiet side who enjoy a peaceful night at home with a good book, Cambridge is home to the largest concentration of book stores in the nation. Residents say you can take every tour available and spend s lifetime investigating all that there is to offer and still you would need a lifetime more to scratch the surface of all that makes the city worthwhile.
It is hard to not be inspired by the significance of the city both historically and architecturally.
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