Huron Village / West Cambridge

Huron Village, located about a mile west of Harvard Square, has a slightly different vibe from the rest of Cambridge. Centered around a stretch of boutiques and cafes, such as Formaggio Kitchen and Hi-Rise Bakery, this community has a residential feel while maintaining sophistication and accessibility. It is also close to Mt Auburn Cemetery, which, despite its connotations, is one of the most beautiful green areas in the city. Several bus lines run directly to Harvard, and a little farther north, convenient shopping centers are joined together by traffic circles along Fresh Pond.