Cambridge Neighborhoods in Focus: Huron Village

Huron Village is a lovely residential neighborhood located in West Cambridge, MA.    This European-style village features beautiful streetscapes with shops and other amenities located within a comfortable walking distance of residential areas.

About Huron Village

Huron Village is part of West Cambridge, which can be described as the area of Cambridge which is West of Harvard Square.  Huron Village gets its name from Huron Avenue, the main thoroughfare running the neighborhood.  Shops and restaurants line this vibrant street that is the focal point for the community.  The neighborhood is close to Fresh Pond, so residents have easy access to a golf course as well as a playground for kids and a pleasant two mile walk around the pond.  It’s a popular spot for locals to exercise, play with the dog and watch the birds.

Single family homes in Huron Village have become very popular in the last few years, and as a result carry a heavier price tag.  Homes vary in price from $600,000 to over $2 million.  In addition there are condo units located in buildings that have been converted to multi-family dwellings.  Brick condo buildings can be found along Concord Avenue, as well as some buildings that feature six to ten units.  There are also some newer townhouses in the neighborhood.  Condos and townhouses generally sell between $350,000 to $1 million.

Huron Village Shopping and Dining

Huron Village has a wonderful array of shops and restaurants to satisfy every taste.  Some of the great places found here include:

  • Armando’s Pizza
  • Bryn Mawr Bookstore (used books)
  • Didrik’s (home furnishings)
  • Easy Chairs (antiques)
  • European Country Antiques
  • Farmaggio Kitchen (gourmet food market)
  • The Fishmonger
  • Fresh Pond Market
  • Full Moon
  • Gray Mist Studio and Shop
  • Hallie’s Flower Garden
  • J. Miles (women’s apparel)
  • Magic Beans Baby Gear
  • Marimekko
  • Matthew Feldman Gallery
  • Mobilia Gallery (fine art and gifts)
  • Raining Cats and Dogs
  • Reside (modernist home furnishings)
  • The Salon at Huron Village
  • Sarah’s Market and Café
  • Susi’s – a Gallery for Children
  • Trattoria Pulcinella
  • The Village Kitchen
  • William Henry Furniture

In addition, there are several supermarkets nearby including Star Market, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

Huron Village Transportation

Huron Village is easily accessed by public transportation, making it a great place to live in Cambridge.  The electric trolley runs down Huron Avenue, and several bus lines run down Concord Avenue.  Bus lines serving Huron Village include the 71, 72, 74, 75, and 78.  Routes are from Almont Village, Belmont, Waverly Square and Watertown Square to Harvard Square.  There are three Red Line subway stations in the neighborhood at Harvard Square, Porter Square and the Alewife T stop.

Huron Village can be accessed by car from Memorial Drive, Storrow Drive, the Massachusetts Turnpike and Route 2.  Zipcars at available at the Citgo station on the corner of Huron Avenue and Concord Avenue.  Parking can be difficult in the area without a resident permit.  Best options for parking without a permit are on Huron Avenue from the edge of the shopping district to Concord Avenue.  Be sure to obey all parking signs.

More Information about Huron Village

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