Cambridgeport, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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A row of flat-roofed triple deckers in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridgeport (“SOMA” or “South of Massachusetts Avenue”) is one of the neighborhoods of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, the Charles River, the Grand Junction Railroad, and River Street.[1] The neighborhood contains predominantly residential homes, many of the triple decker style common in New England. Central Square, at the northernmost part of Cambridgeport, is an active commercial district and transportation hub, and University Park is a collection of renovated or recently constructed office and apartment buildings. The neighborhood also includes Fort Washington Park, several MIT buildings, and Magazine Beach.

The neighborhood is Area 5 of Cambridge.[1]


In the late 1800s the Fig Newton cookie (named after nearby Newton, Massachusetts) was first manufactured in Cambridgeport at the F. A. Kennedy Steam Bakery.

Portions of the neighborhood would have been demolished as part of the Inner Belt highway project. The interstate would have followed the path of Brookline Street to the Boston University Bridge.[citation needed]


In 2010 the neighborhood had a population of 12,220 residents living in 5,391 households.[2] In 1999, the average household income was $45,294.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Cambridgeport - Neighborhood 5". Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
  2. ^ "Comparison of 2000 and 2010 Census Results for Cambridge" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
  3. ^ "Cambridge, Massachusetts Neighborhood Demographic Profile March 2004" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2012-05-18.

Coordinates: 42°21′36″N 71°06′27″W / 42.3600°N 71.1075°W / 42.3600; -71.1075