One First Street
150 Cambridge St
Renovated in 2008, this five-building, seven-story, 196-unit community is conveniently located in the rapidly-growing East Cambridge neighborhood. Constructed in 1898, the former candy factory is a blend of old and new and encompasses nearly an entire city block. A meticulously-landscaped courtyard with a peaceful fountain and wireless Internet access sits in the midst of the complex. The Lechmere Green Line MBTA stop, which takes you to Boston within minutes, lies across the street. If you prefer a to travel by foot, you can walk across the Charles River Dam, and in only 15 to 20 minutes, you'll be downtown.
Averaging 1,062 square feet and priced between $780,000 and $1.3 million, each condo features comfortable central air conditioning, tall ceilings, massive windows that let in plenty of natural light, beautiful hardwood floors and roomy walk-in closets. The contemporary kitchen boasts custom cherry cabinets; granite counters; sleek stainless steel appliances, including a microwave and a dishwasher and a garbage disposal. Each home includes cable/satellite TV access and a convenient in-unit washer/dryer hookup. Select units include private balconies or terraces where you can enjoy views of the beautiful common courtyard. Garage parking is available.
Community amenities include convenient elevator access to each floor of every building, a common roof deck, doorman/concierge service, a clubhouse, a fitness center/gym and an exclusive residents' library equipped with a plasma TV.
East Cambridge Neighborhood
Across the Charles River Basin to the west of Boston, East Cambridge is among the oldest neighborhoods in the area. Bounded by the Fitchburg and Grand Junction railroad tracks, Broadway and Main Streets and the Charles River basin, the neighborhood is home to working people and students who prefer to live near, but not in, the City of Boston or on campus.
Located in Science Park along the Charles River only a few blocks from the community, the Museum of Science (MoS) includes a museum and an indoor zoo that feature more than 700 interactive exhibits, daily live presentations and shows at the Charles Hayden Planetarium, "the most technologically advanced theater in New England."
An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the museum houses more than 100 animals, including several rescues. The Mugar Omni Theater utilizes the most up-to-date technology to project images on a five-story-high domed screen. Temporary and traveling exhibits are located in the Roger Nichols Gallery. Around 1.5 million persons visit the museum annually.
One of the museum's newest exhibitions, the Hall of Human Life, interactively lets visitors explore the latest discoveries in human biology and health. Another 10,000-square-foot exhibition, The Science Behind Pixar displays the concepts in science, technology, math and engineering used in creating Pixar animation.
Future exhibits will include the three-story Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River that will focus on the area's coexistence of the natural and engineering worlds and Tech and You, which will guide visitors to understand how they can use technology in everyday problem solving.