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.
Boston Manufacturing Company
Cambridge and Boston; MIT and Kendall Square in the foreground, and Boston's Financial District in the background
Saltonstall's landing spot in Watertown, also known as Elbridge Gerry Landing
Waltham, 1793
Winthrop, MA
Edmund Fowle House, built in the 1700s and used by the Massachusetts government during the Revolutionary War
Map of Waltham, 1877
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.
Browne House, built c. 1694
The Charles River in Waltham
Boston's Chinatown, with its paifang gate, is home to many Chinese and also Vietnamese restaurants.
St. Stephen Armenian Apostolic Church
Age Distribution
Boston gay pride march, held annually in June
Hairenik Association building – Watertown, Mass.
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.
Harvard University, a leading global university, is located in Cambridge, MA in Greater Boston
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Brandeis University
The MBTA district, with Commuter Rail lines in purple
Eliza Dushku
Deena (Drossin) Kastor
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.

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, 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

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

- Waltham, 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

Thrice portions have been added to Cambridge, and it has contributed territory to form the new towns of Weston (1712), Waltham (1738), Lincoln (1754) and Belmont (1859).

- Watertown, Massachusetts

Middlesex County, Massachusetts

- Greater Boston

Waltham

- Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Due to its proximity to the center of the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a number of state highways are within a few miles.

- Waltham, Massachusetts

Athenahealth, in Watertown, Massachusetts (headquarters)

- Greater Boston

AstraZeneca, in Waltham (R&D)

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Map showing the original boundaries of Cambridge and other Massachusetts cities and towns
George Washington in Cambridge, 1775
Map of Cambridge from 1873
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.
A view from Boston of Harvard's Weld Boathouse and Cambridge in winter. The Charles River is in the foreground.
Buildings of Kendall Square, center of Cambridge's biotech economy, seen from the Charles River
Fogg Museum, Harvard
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.

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.

The second area is the larger Hobbs Brook and Stony Brook watersheds, which share borders with neighboring towns and cities including Lexington, Lincoln, Waltham and Weston.