East Cambridge, that is.

At least that’s what some people think.

The Herald gives the neighborhood a review, in today’s paper:

Long a working-class enclave, East Cambridge is attracting more and more professionals … [by] offering a downtown-like location for less than downtown Boston prices.

Running south from the McGrath Highway to the Charles River and encompassing Kendall Square, the neighborhood is less than a mile from the Boston city line. Two T stops – the Red Line Kendall Square station and Green Line Lechmere stop – offer quick access to downtown.

East Cambridge has the best combination of quality and affordability without sacrificing location said Samit Dasgupta, a Harvard University professor who also recently bought a One First condo.

Territory RE chimes in with more With what must be the longest run-on sentence I’ve ever read):

East Cambridge will be the next “South End. Combining affordable residential and retail prices with a rapidly growing job base (ever expanding MIT, MGH constant turnover and Google massive Cambridge expansion) and an incredibly central location (less than a mile from the Boston city line, encompassing Kendall Square and including both red and green line T stops), East Cambridge is poised to transition away from its heritage as a working-class enclave and become a vibrant neighborhood attracting young professionals and empty nesters from Boston and the suburbs.

Both stories include reviews of all the new condo developments.

More: A downtown vibe at a discount price, East Cambridge has urban feel, lower costs
By Paul Restuccia, The Boston Herald

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Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

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