North of Harvard Square lies Porter Square, renamed for the former Porter’s Hotel’s famous cut of beef, the porterhouse. The shopping district offers residents one-stop shopping for groceries, pharmacy and several eateries. Lesley University occupies much of the long-standing commercial space. Porter Square serves as a hub for commuters and residents alike with the MBTA red line servicing the neighborhood at the bottom of its infamous 199-step stairway and notable 46-foot aluminum kinetic sculpture installation on site.
Real Estate in Porter Square
Housing consists of mostly multi-family housing lining the side streets and neighboring Somerville to the east. The Agassiz area of Cambridge is nestled in the southeast with the midpoint between Harvard and Porter Squares dominated by student housing in classic brownstones and large, Victorian homes occupied by the many professors and authors residents.