Cambridge and more specifically North Cambridge have a very rich history that stretches back to almost one hundred years before the birth of our nation. The first settlers came here in a fleet of eleven ships that carried some 700 passengers. Cambridge was once called Newtowne by these Puritan settlers but was renamed after the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom in May of 1638. Harvard College was founded only two years before as an institution where ministers and community leaders would be trained and educated. The original site of the village is now Harvard Square.
Today, Cambridge is home to thousands of students and has a population of about 100,000. Kendall square has been called “the most innovative square mile on the planet” due to the high concentration of entrepreneurial start-up businesses and the quality of innovation that has permeated the area. A trip through Cambridge will see you encounter beautiful architecture, jazz clubs, record stores, and plenty of coffee shops.