Apartments in Inman Square
Inman Square is a vibrant and culturally diverse neighborhood filled with great shops, restaurants, and a wide range of apartments for students, faculty from nearby MIT and Harvard, and working professionals alike. The oft-heard saying, “Inman Square is the new Harvard Square” is only partially true. While Inman Square does have a measure of the artistic and cultural feel that defined Harvard Square in the 1960s, it’s small size and close-knit neighborhood feel makes it a unique place distinctly different than its larger, wealthier neighbor. And that’s just fine with its residents. Fiercely independent Inman Square is perhaps the only square in Cambridge that lacks a Starbucks. Residents instead get their coffee and conversation at the neighborhood bedrock 1369 Coffeehouse.
Inman Square also has strong Brazilian and Portuguese influences, as can be seen in the storefronts lining Cambridge Street, especially to the East of Prospect Street. Inman Square has become famous not only for its Brazilian and Portuguese restaurants, but also for other great restaurants that line Cambridge Street. Now well known across the country, Legal Sea Foods got its start here in the 1950s, and today restaurants such as East Coast Grill attract out of towners and locals alike.
Inman Square has one foot in Cambridge, and the other in Somerville. While the main commercial district is technically Cambridge, much of the residential neighborhood surrounding the square is in Somerville.
Inman Square apartments for rent consist of spacious walk ups located over the commercial store fronts, single family homes, and duplexes. But by far the most common Inman Square apartment is the triple decker. This popular form of Inman Square real estate can be found lining the streets behind Inman Square towards Somerville.