Kendall Square is a neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. The city of Cambridge is a suburb of Boston. Kendall Square is also the name of a square in the neighborhood, which is bordered by Main Street, Broadway, Wadsworth Street, and Third Street. Kendall square is located within 3 miles of Boston.
Kendall Square is the home of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The campus is on the south side of Main Street. Nearby MIT facilities include the Stata Center and the MIT Sloan School of Management. This presence of this university attracts high-tech companies to the area. Companies with office space or other facilities in Kendall Square include Akamai Technologies, Amazon.com, Amgen, Art Technology Group, AT&T Inc., Biogen Idec, Bitstream Inc., Broad Institute, Cambridge Innovation Center, and Computer Sciences Corporation.
Entertainment And Dining Out
One of the communities built within a block of the neighborhood square is the Kendall Square development. This is a mixed used community that offers an ice rink, a farmers market, parks, a recreational boating basin, as well as offices, a lab, residential, and retail buildings. Dining options in Kendall Square include Catalyst, Towne, Black Sheep Restaurant, Area Four, Meadhall, and Amelia’s Trattoria.
The nearest major airport is Logan International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Boston, Massachusetts and is 6 miles from the center of Cambridge. Another major airport is Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, which has domestic flights from Manchester, New Hampshire and is 52 miles from Cambridge. Cambridge is well-served by the Boston area transportation system. It is easy to walk to locations in the center of the city. Boston public transportation consists of commuter rail, train, bus, and water shuttles. The rapid-transit system serves the core city and many of the suburbs.