An historic city located adjacent to Boston across the Charles River, Cambridge is a unique urban community with a vibrant mix of cultural, social and economic diversity. Intel-lectual vitality and technological innovation thrive in Cambridge.
Settled in 1630, the City has a rich history. Today, Cambridge honors its history while supporting contemporary life styles in a City that provides a range of services to a diverse group of residents, students and visitors. Proud of its historic sites as well as its solid and varied residential neighborhoods, Cambridge is also home to unparal-leled educational institutions—Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Lesley University, whose research labs have helped to spawn a world-renowned innovation economy.