5.5 out of 10

Prescott St, Mid-Cambridge

42.3737684941892 -71.1137604459381
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Surprisingly calm and a good value"

I lived here for two years. Compared to other places near Harvard, I would say Prescott Street offers a good value (especially compared to the neighboring streets that cannot access Harvard's free Wi-Fi) It's strangely cheaper than places in North Cambridge and in Harvard Square, and yet actually much more convenient and quieter, as freshman dormitories and the Faculty Club dominate most of it. Because Harvard so dominates the street, the landscaping is well-maintained and it has frequent police patrols. Unfortunately, from Fall 2009, there will be construction on the Harvard Art Museums which will probably ruin its peace and quiet.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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