5.4 out of 10

Madison Ave, North Cambridge

42.3994645000045 -71.1360959998537
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Nice little corner of Cambridge"

First off, calling this road an avenue is absurd. A one way street with a car or two coming down in any given 5 minute period, it borders one of the parking lots for Grace Construction. While there are drawbacks to this - traffic really picks up in the morning and when work lets out and there are mildly intrusive alarm sirens that go off in the early evening every month or two - the company does give everyone in the neighborhood a parking spot to use during non-business hours if they want it, so there is never any trouble finding parking for yourself or guests. You can also cut across the lot and reach the Alewife T stop in about 5 minutes via a well lit bike path. The area is amazingly quiet considering that the intersection of Alewife Brook Parkway and Mass Ave is a hop and a skip away. The residents are a diverse group that include both owners and renters; they range from young couples to families to retirees.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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