All you need to know about Cambridge

Cambridge is a city in Massachusetts, USA. Part of Middlesex County, it has a population of over 105,000 and a total surface area of roughly 7.13 square miles. It’s bordered by the following places: Somerville, Arlington, Watertown, and Boston. The main language spoken in Cambridge is English and the predominant currency used is the US Dollar. As the fifth most densely populated city in the state, Cambridge remains popular with business travellers and offers a generous selection of serviced apartments and corporate housing.

Cambridge was founded in 1630, and was officially incorporated in 1636. The area then went on to become a city in 1646. In the very beginning, Cambridge was regarded as a good strategic base, given its location on the Boston Harbour, and served to protect against invasions from enemy forces. Cambridge originally went by the name Newe Towne, and was one of several towns founded by the prominent colonialists of the day. These founders established not only accommodation in the area, but also local businesses.

In 1638, Newe Town’s name was changed to Cambridge, and, with that, the settlement began to grow in stature. At this stage, Cambridge was a predominantly agricultural village made up of farms and estates. Many of its settlers were Puritan colonialists who made their livings from investments and trade. These early business travel professionals set the pace for future developments in Cambridge including the emergence of corporate housing.

Nowadays, Cambridge is a historic city, home to a vast array of cultural and artistic attractions. Its main points of interest include Harvard Yard, Harvard University and the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Other things worth seeing include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tory Row. SilverDoor offers a generous selection of serviced apartments and corporate housing close to all such attractions.

Cambridge is linked by the following major roads: Route 16, Route 2 and Route 28. It’s also connected by Interstate 93 and U.S. Route 1. The city is served by the Massachusetts Bay Transpiration Authority, which offers a mass transit service to and from the city. The closest airport to Cambridge is Logan International Airport, at roughly 8 miles away. With a stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment, you can live in close proximity to all these attractions and reap the benefits of great accommodation in Cambridge.

Complete your business travel experience in Cambridge with a stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment or corporate housing.