The neighborhood of East Cambridge was originally an Island in the Charles River Estuary. British troops used the island as a staging area as they prepared to march to Lexington and Concord at the outset of the War for Independence. Today the marshes of East Cambridge have been reclaimed and the area is the launching point for revolutionary advancements in high tech, bio and life sciences.
First a major industrial center, East Cambridge was home to foundries, distillers, hosiery and soap manufacturing. Later came power planes, boiler and tank production and automobile assembly. Today you will find a knowledge based economy of pharmaceutical, bio technology and information technology firms including Amgen, Momenta, Genzyme, Biogen, Microsoft and Akamai. They are is also host to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology a world renowned research and educational institution.
Residents and guests of East Cambridge will find a variety of options in shopping and entertainment from the Cambridgeside Galleria, Tommy Doyle’s Irish Pub, the Bosse City Club & Spa to Cambridge Brewing Company and Legal Seafood. The Kendall square section of East Cambridge is also the home of the British Consulate General, no hard feelings we suppose.