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Central Square

Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
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Located between Harvard and MIT, this city square boasts a diverse range of pubs, multicultural restaurants and festivals.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good40%
  • Average34%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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"mass ave"
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"goodwill store"
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"h mart"
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"coffee house"
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"harvard area"
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"homeless people"
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"gritty"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You would see some decent shopping options around the square, a nearby station for easy connectivity, some homeless people around which you might not like. Few small shops offering souvenirs and tshirts with Harvard or boston written on them and stuff which is likewise.

Thank Kapil M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Lots of great restaurants, there's a theater (Central Square Theater), modern Asian grocery store with food court (H-Mart), and lots of new construction. And there's lots of homeless folks and aggressive panhandlers and a Goodwill Store, etc, etc. But Cheapo Records and The Middle East...More

Thank Northern_Traveler00
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Go up and down Mass Ave and you'll be able to find interesting gifts, great food from all over the world, and lots of coffee and tea. Good place on a Sunday afternoon for the family.

Thank Indigo_Scott
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

There are some interesting shops and cafes (Life Alive, 1369 Coffee House, Mainely Burgers, Pandemonium Books & Games), but they were few and far between.

Thank necramirez
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

A delightful Bed and Breakfast. Wonderful, comfortable accommodations. Friendly, helpful staff, Great choices for breakfast. Drinks and snacks available 24 hours a day. Just lovely!

Thank bsskarf
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Gentrification is closing in on Central Sq. There are still plenty of homeless, panhandlers, etc. but more young hip nicely dressed folks than in times past. Nice restaurants too.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This area of Cambridge sits between MIT and Harvard and is just a regular neighborhood. There are shops and restaurants and it is less busy than either campus area gets. Nice break during my walk.

Thank jehenson81
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

central is a bustling square that lies between harvard and mit. There are interesting eateries and shops; however, the overall image is "dirty", unkempt. I've been to lots of cities around the world with plenty of poor and homeless people that are much better kept....More

Thank sharann2017
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Central square is always an interesting place to be. There are dozens of eating places, fancy shops, a nice sitting plaza on the South East corner of Mass Aven. and Prospect St. Walking along the Mass Aven. from Central square towards Harvard square brought nostalgic...More

Thank Subra A
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is one of the Train Stop close to Harvard , filled with restaurants and shops , very centrally located on the RED Line of the T.

Thank mk5705
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