Map showing the original boundaries of Cambridge and other Massachusetts cities and towns
Saltonstall's landing spot in Watertown, also known as Elbridge Gerry Landing
George Washington in Cambridge, 1775
Edmund Fowle House, built in the 1700s and used by the Massachusetts government during the Revolutionary War
Map of Cambridge from 1873
Browne House, built c. 1694
1852 Map of Boston area showing Cambridge and regional rail lines and highlighting the course of the Middlesex Canal. Cambridge is toward the bottom of the map and outlined in yellow, and should not be confused with the pink-outlined and partially cropped "West Cambridge", now Arlington.
St. Stephen Armenian Apostolic Church
A view from Boston of Harvard's Weld Boathouse and Cambridge in winter. The Charles River is in the foreground.
Hairenik Association building – Watertown, Mass.
Buildings of Kendall Square, center of Cambridge's biotech economy, seen from the Charles River
Benjamin Robbins Curtis
Fogg Museum, Harvard
Eliza Dushku
Longfellow House–Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
Stata Center, MIT
Simmons Hall, MIT
Alewife Brook Reservation
Cambridge City Hall in the 1980s
Aerial view of part of MIT's main campus
Dunster House, Harvard
The 1888 part of the Cambridge Public Library
Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square
Central Station on the MBTA Red Line
The Weeks Bridge provides a pedestrian-only connection between Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood and Cambridge over the Charles River.
Engine 2, Paramedic Squad 2, Ladder 3 firehouse
Central Square
Harvard Square
Inman Square

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area as a major suburb of Boston.

- Cambridge, Massachusetts

Watertown is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and is part of Greater Boston.

- Watertown, Massachusetts

It is included in the Census Bureau's Boston–Cambridge–Newton, MA–NH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

- Middlesex County, Massachusetts

The county was created by the Massachusetts General Court on May 10, 1643, when it was ordered that "the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four shires." Middlesex initially contained Charlestown, Cambridge, Watertown, Sudbury, Concord, Woburn, Medford, and Reading.

- Middlesex County, Massachusetts

The first buildings were upon land now included within the limits of Cambridge known as Gerry's Landing.

- Watertown, Massachusetts

Located at the first convenient Charles River crossing west of Boston, Newtowne was one of several towns (including Boston, Dorchester, Watertown, and Weymouth) founded by the 700 original Puritan colonists of the Massachusetts Bay Colony under Governor John Winthrop.

- Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Waltham, Massachusetts

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Boston Manufacturing Company
Waltham, 1793
Map of Waltham, 1877
The Charles River in Waltham
Age Distribution
Waltham Supermarket on Main Street, established in 1936, was a large historic grocery store that closed in the 1990s. The building continues to be a supermarket, occupied subsequently by Shaw's, then Victory, and now Hannaford.
Brandeis University
Deena (Drossin) Kastor

Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution.

Waltham was first settled in 1634 as part of Watertown and was officially incorporated as a separate town in 1738.

1755 – Part of Cambridge annexed to Waltham.

Weston, Massachusetts

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Weston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts United States, about 15 miles west of downtown Boston.

Weston was originally part of the Watertown settlement of 1630, but until the end of the century, the land was used mainly for grazing cattle.

However, as of December 2019, only 10 inbound trips depart from the Cedarwood bus stop on weekdays—all during rush hour periods—with no weekend service. Bus Route 70 travels from Cedarwood to Central Square in Cambridge to connect with the MBTA Red Line.

Newton, Massachusetts

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Emily Lavan, Heartbreak Hill, 2005 Boston Marathon
Union Street, Newton Centre
The Jackson Homestead
Chestnut Hill Reservoir
Newton Public Library
A panoramic view of Newton North High School

Newton is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.

Newton was settled in 1630 as part of "the newe towne", which was renamed Cambridge in 1638.

The city is bordered by Waltham and Watertown on the north, Needham and the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston on the south, Wellesley and Weston on the west, and Brookline and the Brighton neighborhood of Boston on the east.

Greater Boston

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Metropolitan region of New England encompassing the municipality of Boston and its surrounding areas.

Metropolitan region of New England encompassing the municipality of Boston and its surrounding areas.

Light Blue represents the area in Massachusetts known as Greater Boston, while Dark Blue represents the Metro-Boston area and Red represents the City of Boston.
Cambridge and Boston; MIT and Kendall Square in the foreground, and Boston's Financial District in the background
Winthrop, MA
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Scituate, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County, the municipality with the highest percentage identifying Irish ancestry in the United States, at 47.5% in 2010. Irish Americans constitute the largest ethnicity in Greater Boston.
Boston's Chinatown, with its paifang gate, is home to many Chinese and also Vietnamese restaurants.
Boston gay pride march, held annually in June
Harvard University, a leading global university, is located in Cambridge, MA in Greater Boston
The MBTA district, with Commuter Rail lines in purple
The Salem Ferry, 92 ft. Catamaran is photographed approaching its dock off Blaney Street at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site in Salem, Massachusetts, United States.

Harvard University in Cambridge is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, with the largest financial endowment of any university, and whose Law School has spawned a contemporaneous majority of United States Supreme Court Justices.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Athenahealth, in Watertown, Massachusetts (headquarters)

Lincoln, Massachusetts

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Lincoln is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Because the new town was composed of parts "nipped" off from the adjacent towns of Concord, Weston (which itself had been part of Watertown) and Lexington (which itself had been part of Cambridge), it was sometimes referred to as "Niptown."

Belmont, Massachusetts

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Boston & Maine Railroad Station at Belmont Center; the platforms are now used for MBTA Commuter Rail, but the building itself is now privately owned
A small Wellington Hill Station building has been carefully preserved, having been relocated and repurposed several times after it was constructed in the 1840s.
Topography of Belmont and environs
Belmont Town Hall c. 1913, architects Hartwell and Richardson
Belmont Town Hall (2007)

Belmont is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Belmont was established on March 10, 1849, by former citizens of, and land from the bordering towns of Watertown, to the south; Waltham, to the west; and Arlington, then known as West Cambridge, to the north.

Belmont is bordered by Cambridge on the east, Arlington on the north, Lexington on the northwest, Waltham on the west, and Watertown on the south.