Make Life Central in a 10-Minute Village

Posted: Dec 02, 2020

10-Minute Village is a community concept also seen in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Helsinki. It not only reduces reliance on cars, but also promotes wellness with walkability to everything you need to live, work, and play. Whether you’re walking, biking, or riding the T, everything you need can be found in our own 10-Minute Village!

On foot? Harvard Square, Kendall Square, and MIT are within walking distance of Central Square.

Riding public transit? We’re located directly on the major thoroughfare of Mass Ave, just feet from the Central station on the MBTA Red Line. Harvard Square and Kendall/MIT are each one stop in either direction; Park Street in downtown Boston and Davis Square in Somerville are a few additional stops. If you’re boarding a larger bus or catching the airport shuttle, you can reach South Station in 10 minutes from Central as well. Bus routes CT1, 1, 47, 64, 70, 70A, 83, 91 and two EZRide shuttles are all within three blocks.

Prefer a set of wheels? On-site bike parking and bike-share programs provide another convenient way to get around. In the case you do drive, nearby access to six local and regional highways make car travel quick and easy.

The map below provides a clear visual of our 10-Minute Village; keep scrolling for a complete list!


• Little Donkey*

• Clover Food Lab

• Naco Taco

• Desi Dhaba

• Green Street

• The Mad Monkfish*

• Happy Lamb

• Craigie On Main*

• A4cade

• Pagu

• Whole Heart Provisions

• Veggie Galaxy

• Viale

• Pammy’s

• La Fabrica Central

• Shojo (Coming Soon)

• Commonwealth

• Toscanini’s

• Catalyst

• Brookline Lunch

• Mary Chung

• Cafe Luna

• Bertucci’s

• A4 Pizza

• New City Microcreamery*

• Caffè Nero

• Andala Coffee House

• Mariposa Bakery

• Flour Bakery

• Darwin’s*

• Teado (Coming Soon)


• Blick Art Materials

• Central Square Theater

• ImprovBoston

• Central Square Florist

• Cambridge Bicycle

• VIM Fitness*

• Sanctuary by VIM

• Amazon Hub Locker+

• MIT Press Bookstore

• Dance Complex

• Cheapo Records

• Boston Sports Club

• Artist And Craftsman Supply


• Brick & Mortar

• The Phoenix Landing

• The Middle East

• The Asgard

• Workbar

• Miracle Of Science Bar + Grill

• Harvard University

• Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

• Lafayette Square

• Clement Morgan Park

• Broadway Bicycle School

• The Dial

• 907 Main*

• Whole Foods Market

• Walgreens


• Target

• H Mart

*Market Central residents receive exclusive discounts at select businesses through the #MarketCentralPerks program! Learn more here.
Want to join our community and live in a culture-rich 10-Minute Village? Schedule a socially distant in-person tour or make a virtual appointment today to learn more about how you can become a resident of Market Central. Now offering up to 2 months free on select brand new apartment homes!

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