Find Out What Our Neighbor MIT Has to Offer

Posted: Aug 03, 2020

Market Central is proud to be located in Cambridge’s bustling Central Square neighborhood, which is full of unique shops, a wide array of restaurants, top-notch entertainment venues and beautiful public spaces. Another perk of the neighborhood is how close it is to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the many life science and start-up companies that find value in its proximity to the talent pool created by the university.

If you aren’t an MIT student or faculty member, or don’t work in the Kendall Square area, there are still many reasons to venture over to MIT’s campus in your spare time. Here are a few activities you can do:

Take a self-guided walking tour: To first become acquainted with the campus, we recommend taking MIT’s self-guided walking tour. It will give you a good overview of what the campus has to offer, and from there you can zero in on which campus features are most of interest to you.

Visit several of their museums: MIT is home to many museums, so whether you’re looking for art, technological innovations, or history, there’s something there for you. Some of these museums include:

Be sure to visit museum websites for updates on reopening due to Covid-19, as well as their virtual events and activities.

Marvel at the architecture: There are many impressive buildings on MIT’s campus that illustrate a variety of architectural styles. The most well-known of these include the Great Dome, the MIT Chapel, and the Strata Center, but there are many others listed here that are also worth a visit.

Take in the public art: MIT is full of distinctive public art, from its famous Alchemist statue to The Borderline Mural Project, which features 200+ feet of murals in MIT’s underground tunnels. Check out this handy map of the campus’ public art pieces to get the full scope of what’s available to see!

Want to live near MIT in one of Cambridge’s culture-rich neighborhoods? Schedule your virtual appointment or take a 360° virtual tour today to learn more about how you can become a resident of Market Central!

[Featured image credit: @ritu.raman on Instagram]

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