10 Student Discounts in Boston You Might Not Know About

People always talk about how great the city of Boston is, and it is great, but sometimes for a college student it can be difficult to take advantage of everything that the city has to offer without breaking the bank. The truth is, there are more student discounts around then you probably thought, here’s a list of cheap student discounts.


Fire and Ice


The start of the school week got you down? Fire and Ice offers UNLIMITED food all night for only 10.99. Between the good food, good atmosphere, and good price, information on this great deal for college students trying to have a night out can be found here.

Red Sox


Take me out to the baaaaall gaaaame, for 40 bucks kid? Not likely. For $9 absolutely. That’s the ticket price for Red Sox games with a valid college ID. The tickets are standing room only, but for the deal that you’re getting standing is definitely worth it. Information on tickets can be found here.

Isabella Gardner Museum


This whole museum was designed as an art piece, from the lavish gardens to buildings to the galleries. Participating universities have free tickets to this museum. Not part of one of the participating universities? Don’t worry, the Isabella Gardner Museum offers tons of other discounts, including being free on your birthday and getting a $2 discount for wearing Red Sox gear. Also, if your name is Isabella? the museum is always free. More info on their crazy discounts can be found here

Library discounts

This one requires an extra step, but is well worth it. With a Boston Library card, which you are eligible for if you go to school in Massachusetts, you can get free tickets to the Museum of science. There are other offers that you can take advantage of as well, such as the Harvard Museum of Natural History, oh, and you get the benefit of using the Boston Public Library at your convenience. Information about museum passes can be found here


The MFA offers various discounts to college students ranging from a couple bucks off to completely free for participating universities. The price drops to $10 after 3 pm on weekdays. Some cheap or free culture can help you feel like you’re really part of this cosmopolitan city of Boston. Information can be found here


Culture not your thing? How about PENGUINS! or maybe the Boston sea monstah? Tickets are discounted to $24.95, $7.95 for Simons IMAX Theatre & $29.95 for combo admission/IMAX ticket all valid with college ID. Information can be found here


Kendall sq cinema

Kendall square cinema is $9 Monday through Thursday with a valid student ID, put that together with some smuggled snacks and you’ve got a cheap night at the movies.  This cinema has a convenient location near the T and is easily accessible. Ticket prices available here

Skywalk observatory

A view of Boston in the skywalk observatory is a breathtaking experience, and with your student discount that experience becomes $4.00 cheaper. You can walk around this high up ring on the top of the Prudential and look out over Boston. Taking the price from $17 to $13 makes this a wonderful view that doesn’t hurt your wallet. Information can be found here

Brattle Theater


The Brattle offers a $2 discount for a valid student ID, which allows students to get a taste of more off the beaten path film for only $9. Looking to view a Czech filmaker’s Alice in wonderland stop motion film that uses things you would usually find in an attic to make creepy renditions of the characters? Then the Brattle is the place for you. Showtimes and tickets can be found here

Trolley tours


Looking to see a lot of Boston in a single vehicle and get some history while you’re at it? The Boston Trolley tours offer a student discount that makes the tour only $34 dollars when you order your tickets online. This one is a little pricier than the rest on this list, but it can definitely be worth it if you have the cash, and with all the saving you’ll be doing you just might have it. Information can be found here


8 Things to do in Boston before Winter.

I don’t know about you, but I still remember shoveling out my car a hundred times last winter to try and cross the barren waste that the city had become, and that’s why I intend to get everything out of fall before that happens again. The weather is starting to turn, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun things to do before the weather gets too cold. Winter is coming! Get out while you still can!

  1. Kayaking and Canoeing on the Charles River

Doesn’t matter if you own a Canoe or Kayak, or need to rent one from Charles River Canoe and Kayak center, the Charles offers a great place to get on the water and paddle. Find more information here

2. Gold star pool


The only city-owned outdoor pool in Cambridge, located on Berkshire and Cambridge streets. This pool has a depth range of 2.5ft-9ft and admission is only $0.75 per person. Remember to bring your own lounge chair, drinks and snacks for optimal summer fun! For more information look here

  1. Recreation Sundays on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Recreation Sundays (Spring to Fall)


Every Sunday until the 2nd Sunday in November, Memorial Drive is closed to traffic between Western Ave and Mount Auburn Street and open to skating, biking, and just general walking. Take advantage of the view of the Charles that’s usually blocked by this busy road! For hours and specifics look here

  1. Boston by Foot (and by Little Feet) Tours


Manulife Building, Platinum LEED Certified

Until October, Boston by Foot does regular walking tours that highlight Boston’s rich heritage in architecture and history. The tours are 90 minutes long and cost $12. That sound too long for your child to handle? There’s also the Boston by Little Feet tour program, which is a 60 minute tour for children ages 6-12 and costs $8. A good way to absorb Boston and get a feel for walking around the city. More information on specific tours can be found at http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/

  1. Boston DUCK Tours

Boston Duck Boat Tours


You can head over to the Prudential Center, the Museum of Science, or the New England Aquarium for a DUCK tour! These tours are given on World War II amphibious landing vehicles that have been given a friendly makeover. These 80 minute tours are narrated by expert guides who really know Boston. The guide will drive you around Boston until using its amphibious capabilities to take to the water and give you a breathtaking view on the Charles. On top of that, you might even get the chance to drive the DUCK! For specific times and locations look here

  1. Boston Harbor Whale Watching

Boston Harbor Cruises offers three hour whale watch cruises on high speed catamaran vessels. Three outside decks offer a great chance to catch sight of the whales, and a climate controlled interior cabin provides cushy seats for luxury between sightings. Every BHC whale watch is narrated by a naturalist from the Whale Center in New England. This one is a little expensive at roughly $50 per person, but they will refund your ticket if you don’t see a whale on your watch. For times look here

  1. Take a trip to the Boston Public Garden

Boston Public Garden

Close by to the Common is a wonderful botanical park called Boston’s Public Garden. Commissioned in 1860 to be built by architect George Meacham the nearly 4 acre large plot of land has enormous trees, historic statues and fountains, and swan boats that visitors can peacefully ride on the middle pond. The Swan boats are pedal powered and are the perfect thing for a leisurely relaxing ride if kayaking on the Charles isn’t your style. Information about the park can be found here

  1. Farmer’s Markets!

There are tons of ways to eat local around Boston, especially in the Cambridge area, and getting the food while it’s still in season is key.

The Cambridge Farmer’s market has some information here



Between different farmers markets and food festivals, there are ample opportunities to get healthy, delicious vegetables and fruits. The Cambridge Center farmer’s market is a great place to buy locally grown food and help out local businesses, and there are tons of other farmer’s markets in the Boston area.

7 Best Juice Bars in Boston

The juice-bar-trend has been popping up all over Boston, getting both health nuts and fast-food-junkies alike excited about the fresh and smooth juice that can help refresh your body like nothing else can. It cools you down on a hot summer day, while at the same time keeping you energized throughout the work day!Check out our list of the 7 best juice bars in Boston so you can explore a different kind of workday snack.


Boston ProJuice

Boston ProJuice, driving all over Boston and visiting the best locations, has the most variety and the best produce for your juice cravings. Get some kale chips, or even some frozen produce popsicles, at this prime location to help jump start your healthy living.

Squeeze Juice Bar

With three locations in Boston, Squeeze Juice Bar has unique juices for whatever specific mood or need you require. Not only offering juice, but smoothies and acai bowls, Squeeze Juice Bar is a great place to visit for plenty of tasty and fresh juice options.


With organic, vegan, gluten-free and raw options, Cocobeet has been featured in many a magazine for it’s vast array of juice cleanse options for the serious juicer, as well as a fresh cold-pressed juices for your lunch break.


Jugos on Dartmouth St offers everything from old school detoxes to plenty of Mexican-style juices and drinks for everyone to enjoy. It’s a truly unique juice-bar option that has plenty of combinations and ingredients that no other juice-bar offers. Definitely worth a visit for the adventurous juice-fanatic!


With a new location in Harvard Square, New York-centeralized Liquiteria has come to Boston to bring students the best juice options for cleanses, detoxes, smoothies and more. Go check out there newest location at Harvard to try and compare their juices to the other Boston-natives!


Mother Juice

With a location in Kendall, Mother Juice has 100% organic everything! With a food truck as well, Mother Juice uses local produce to make snacks, smoothies, and every juice for your pleasure and enjoyment. Definitely worth the T ride.

Juice Republic

With a lot of juice and tea options, Juice Republic delivers awesome juice blends from Kneeland St. With shots of the best ingredients to smoothies, Juice Republic is an under-rated gem that juice-lovers should most definitely check out.

Quiz: In What Neighborhood in Boston Do You Belong?

Take this quiz to find out which Boston neighborhood is hiding your next apartment! Tally up your responses and figure out which neighborhood fits your lifestyle and habits best. We at Cambridge Realty believe that everyone can find a place to call home in Boston; so check out this quiz and see what’s in store for you this coming September 1st!


Best Mid-Day Snack…

a)A cold brew iced-coffee and a gluten free muffin on recycled paper plates.

b) An espresso and a cannoli from Mike’s.

c) A five-hour-energy and a Metro Cafe salad to-go.

d) Why go out to eat? I brought my peach and Chobani in my lunchbox to snack on.



How Do You Commute…

a) I prefer to bike to work, it’s better for the environment, my health and my wallet!

b) My Charlie Card is always in my hand.

c) Either the T or Uber, depending on traffic and my earliest meeting.

d) I like to drive to work.  


Ideal Date Night…

a) Let’s go to a free concert and get some juice at Liquiteria in Harvard Square!

b) Before the sox game we went to Tavern In the Square bar for a couple drinks and apps.

c) He treated me to the newest blockbuster then we walked the harbor.

d) Netflix movie night anyone?



Where do you shop most…

a) I love checking out Harvard Square’s farmers’ market, they have the best fresh produce.

b) I can never get enough of that North End bakery-style pizza.

c) Newbury Street has the best shops around, how could I shop anywhere else?

d) Online shopping is the best kind of shopping, you don’t have to leave the couch!  



Mosty A’s: You belong in Cambridge/Somerville!

Full of academic rigor and environmental awareness, Cambridge/ Somerville is the innovation-hub of Boston. You can find your chi laying out in Harvard Yard, but you also appreciate the challenge of some of the world’s top institutions. You most likely work for a start-up and wear thickly-rimmed glasses to pull off your hipster look.

Mostly B’s: Allston/ Brighton/ Fenway are your stomping-grounds.

You belong in college-central; you can deal with everyone from BU breathing down your neck because of the amazing and eclectic food choices and arts surrounding you. Being so close to Fenway and the gem that is the North End isn’t so bad either. You probably are working on your grad-degree while you walk dogs and serve lattes on the weekend.

Mostly C’s: You can’t wait to explore Downtown/ Back Bay.

Your career has already taken off in the most up-and-coming area in Boston. Fort Point and Seaport are being built-up by Boston’s biggest architecture firms, so it’s booming economic and business-oriented atmosphere is perfect for your ambitious and diligent attitude. You most definitely are an intern, or maybe even a new employee, of one of the many businesses growing their roots in Downtown.

Mostly D’s: Stop pretending you’re in college, you better go home to “The Burbs” (Medford, Malden, Jamaica Plain, etc.)

You’ve lived in every other part of Boston paying the highest rents imaginable, and now you know you want to settle down with your dog in The Burbs. Cheaper rent makes up for the longer commute, plus you get a bigger yard and some peace and quiet from all those college hooligans. Don’t fret, you still get the chance to experience the best of Boston, just on your own terms. Plus, you’re frugal financials and time-management skills makes you smarter than the rest of us in our 20s.

The Seven Most Satisfying Slices in Boston

Your humble servants at Cambridge Realty bring you a list of the seven most satisfying slices of pizza that our beautiful city of Boston has to offer. Take our advice and visit the places with the crunchiest crust, the stringiest cheese, and the spiciest pepperoni and set your taste buds ablaze.


The Upper Crust Pizzeria

With six locations in and around Boston, Upper Crust Pizzeria is by far the best place to get mouth-watering pizza at the best prices. Winner of “Best of Boston” Best Pizza, Upper Crust has gluten free, veggie, and plenty of juicy and meaty options for every type of pizza-lover. I know where I’m stopping on my lunch break.

Regina Pizzeria

Claiming to have the best pizza since 1926, Regina Pizzeria has quite possibly the best brick oven pizza around. Located in the North End, and even Fenway, Regina Pizzeria is a classic; simple, fresh ingredients top some of the best crust we’ve ever tasted. So go give Regina Pizzeria a visit; it’s definitely worth the wait.

Santarpio’s Pizza

Inducted in Boston’s Hall of Fame, Santarpio’s started a pizza-revolution in 1903 with some of the best pizza in Boston. Winner of “Best of Boston” Best Pizzeria three years in a row, from 2010 to 2012, Santarpio’s has amazing traditional pizza and tons of options for everyone who craves the savory-goodness of a good slice.

All Star Pizza Bar

A Cambridge favorite, All Star Pizza Bar always has a line out the door in Inman Square. Try out their sandwich bar too; All Star Sandwich Bar is beyond delicious as well. They just do everything well. I know we will be walking across the street for some uh-mazing lunch.

Emma’s Pizza

Another favorite, Emma’s Pizza in Kendall Square has unique combinations with great ingredients. Emma’s is an office favorite, with hand crafted crust that’s as thin as paper. Have a slice -or 20. We don’t judge, we’ll buy our own personal pizza and join in on the party!


The Cambridge pizzeria’s never end with this New York Style pizzeria; on Huron Ave. it may looks like a smaller place, but the pizza is to die for. Check out this wonderful pizza place for an afternoon bite!

Alfredo’s Italian Kitchen

Alfredo’s Italian Kitchen is the classic Italian experience in Cambridge, Somerville, and more. This family-run restaurant has great pizza and a great atmosphere to keep your pizza-cravings at bay. Everything is homemade and delicious, so definitely give one of their 8 locations a visit.

Picco Restaurant

In the South End of Boston, Picco gives you every option for the bonafide pizza-connoisseur. From lightly charred to well done, Picco has great pizza for your entire family.

8 Family-Friendly Activities for Fun Under the Sun

Here’s 8 great ideas to occupy you and your restless family this summer. When you’re tired of days trips to the nearest pool and you need someplace to bring the kids, here’s a list of how you can distract even the most hyper of youngsters in our beloved Boston.

1. Next Stop, Imagination Station!

Boston Children’s Museum is the perfect place to bring the little ones, right on the boardwalk in Fort Point, it will be a fantastic day for exploration and play time. With fishing and science on the boardwalk, you can get an ice cream and draw a chalk-town to your hearts/ content. But more importantly explore the museum’s endless array of thought-provoking and fun activities for you and your kids. Marking 100 years of fun under their belts, the Boston Children’s Museum a perfect and endless distraction for kids of all ages.

2. Get Quackin’

You kids will love the Boston Duck Tour, the combined bus and boat ride will enchant your kids while the tour guide makes duck noises that they will imitate for the rest of the day. Be a tourist just for the day, and learn the history of Boston while your kids have fun galavanting around Boston in a giant duck!

3. Science!

Learn the science behind your favorite Pixar characters and movies at the Boston Museum of Science. Your kids will love to learn about the marvels of our universe, from NASA to the Pacific Ocean, the wealth of knowledge this museum offers will have your kids asking questions for days. Get in a simulated airplane and learn in the family-friendly and fun Boston Museum of Science.

4. Monkey-Business

Visit the Franklin Park Zoo; it will be a curiosity-filled adventure for your kids to learn about every animal and plant they see. It’s such a great way to spend a nice day looking at exotic reptiles and monkeys galore. There’s even a playground!

5. Turtle-Time and Penguin Paradise

Take your kids to the New England Aquarium, with an IMAX theater and turtles your kids will most definitely be quoting ‘Finding Nemo.’ It’s a great way to explode your kids to the big blue ocean, without taking them to the beach! It’s worth buying a ticket for this air-conditioned fun.


6. Paddle Boats

Take your kids out on the Charles River in Boston Pedal Boats and enjoy the nice weather and avoid the humidity of the playground. The Esplanade is also a great place to take a walk, or bring the kids’ scooters to mess around and enjoy Boston’s sunny days.


The LEGOLAND Discover Center in Somerville is definitely something to get excited about. With indoor rides, a 4D cinema, and tons of space and inspiration to build the best worlds straight form your children’s heads (and maybe your own).

8. Boston Movie Theaters

Boston is filled with fantastic movie theater, 3D and IMAX alike, to take your kids on a rainy day (or even a sunny one). Go see new releases like Pixel or Minions at the AMC Loews in Boston Common, or at Regal Cinemas at Fenway Stadium. Definitely see Jurassic World at AMC Loews in Assembly Row, or check out Ant Man in 3D or go see Inside Out and stuff your kids with buttery popcorn and candy for the afternoon. It’s less expensive for a matinee, so treat you kids to a movie and some candy to rot their teeth.

4 Beckoning Beaches Closest to Boston

The past few days of heat have tortured us at Cambridge Realty; we longed for the sweet serenity of the beach instead of blankets of humidity. Check out these day-trip spots not too far from the city!


Revere Beach

This 2-mile stretch of sand is one of the most popular spots for Boston beach-lovers, sporting a annual New England sand-sculpture festival and tons of beach activities. It’s family-friendly with public facilities, and close-to-home at the end of the MBTA Blue line, the Wonderland T stop. Also, it’s the oldest public beach in the US!


Spectacle Island

Boston’s Harbor Islands is easily accessible on quick ferry ride, where there’s pebbles to skip, sand to tan on, and restrooms and concessions. The boat ride can be accessed once you get off at the Aquarium T stop.

Carson Beach

This South Boston beach is another easily-accessable beach a short walk from the JFK/UMASS T stop on the red line. Though amenities are not as readily available, the view is worth it.


Constitution Beach

This beach is a local favorite, right between Logan Airport and the Blue line. You may find that it’s small, but with a playground and many other courts and amenities this small beach is upgraded. Get off at the Orient Heights T stop and take a short jaunt to this adorable beach!

Top 5 Reasons Why Boston Should Be Your College Town

America’s College Town is home to over 100 colleges and universities in and around Boston and Cambridge. Forbes list of “America’s Top Colleges of 2014” said that MIT and Harvard are two of the highest ranking colleges annually in the country. As Global Innovation Agency’s most innovative city in the country, Boston dominates global economic growth more than any other place in the US. Come and learn from the first college in the country (Harvard University), or just revel in our dynamic revolutionary history that shaped American lives as we know it. As Forbes’ smartest city in the US, there’s no better place to go to college: We here at Cambridge Realty guarantee it.


The Benefits of Boston-Based Business

Boston offers even more than an inviting job market in the new, shiny and booming downtown Boston, or at the startups popping up in Kendall and Fort Point. According to the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s report “Boston By the Numbers: Colleges and Universities,” Boston colleges employ over 68,000 people annually, and indirectly employ over 80,000 people across Massachusetts. With 6.5 percent of the city’s jobs, Boston colleges and universities help reinvigorate the economy and support not just Boston’s economic rehabilitation, but Massachusetts as well. This fact alone can help recent college graduates feel more comfortable and confident finding a job in a city that it on its way towards endless success (and that’s filled with eager Boston alumni to network with).


No Car, No Problem

Boston’s walkability isn’t taken for granted; no matter where you are in the city, you can find your way home (whether you’re deliriously drunk or still on a North End pastry sugar-high). Along with being one of the most bitable cities in the country, according to Forbes, Boston’s subway system isn’t that bad either. As the first subway system in the country, the T is truly an antique gem; it may not be open all hours of the night, but is like a dependable, responsible friend who holds your hand on your commute home from work. You feel safe as a student walking in Boston: we may not have the greatest police records, but as am impromptu campus, Boston takes the cake.

Student Social Sanctuary

Boston is home to so many cultural marvels in art, entertainment, and sports that as a student, you could never be bored. From the House of Blues to Fenway, there’s something for everyone to do. Nightlife is geared more towards 18+ than any other city, and Boston is home to Tony award winning acting groups and musicals alike. Taking a day trip? Boston is also a great central location in New England where you can get to beaches to swim, mountains to ski, and other prime spots in winter or summer lickety-split.

We’re Wicked Diverse

With over 250,000 college students living in Boston and Cambridge, there’s never a shortage of people to meet; and with 8 percent of your classmates coming from other countries and cultures, you come in contact with unparalleled diversity, culture, and world-wide experiences. DID WE MENTION THE FOOD? Boston has some of the best food in the world, and recently has become a hub for budding culinary artists and foodies. This city has no shortage of talent: it’s character and charm make you feel like you’re home eating pasta from your grandmother’s chipped china. It’s better than your hometown, it’s your college town.

10 Reasons Why Boston is Better than New York City

Not only is Boston the best city on earth, but it’s also much much better than the Big Apple. The experts at Cambridge Realty give you 10 compelling reasons why being Boston Strong is better than Broadway.


We’re Winners

The fans of Red Sox Nation are some of the most devoted fans who have ever lived. Though New York has won more statistically than our Boston favorites, the Big Apple has nearly double the teams and has the largest population in a city in the US. Boston’s four, the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins, have come a close second in championship wins compared to NYC despite our smaller population. In ten years Boston sports teams won 9 championships and were said to have completed ESPN’s ‘Grand Slam of American Sports:’ the only team in history to have all four sports teams win championships in a ten year span. Plus, nothing beats Fenway.


Our Couples are Happier

70 percent of Boston couples are either extremely happy or very happy, according to TD Bank’s ‘Love and Money Survey.’ Of all Bostonian couples, 60 percent talk about money on a weekly basis, and only 8 percent argue about money on a weekly basis (7 percent less than the national average). Boston couples are comfortable talking about finances, and are happier than the national average because of it. Do 7 in 10 couples in NYC think that finances are important? We don’t think so.

We’re Incredibly Innovative

Boston is listed as the most innovative city in America, according to the Global Innovation Agency. We have a globally innovative economy despite horrible economic climate and we cultivate opportunities such as employment and community services more than any other city. With some of the greatest minds at Harvard and MIT, how could Boston not be geared toward the future?


We’re Squeaky Clean

New York is dubbed the 6th dirtiest city in the US according to Cities Journal and the 11th dirtiest city on Forbes’ ‘America’s 20 Dirtiest Cities’ list. Where’s Boston ranked, you ask? We are too clean for any list; we aren’t even mentioned on any of them!

We Like to Bike

Boston is ranked 26th on Forbes’ list, ‘Bike Friendly Cities: America’s Best Bike Cities.’ On any given day in Boston you will see families going for a ride in the bike lane, or hipsters on their morning commute to work. In New York? You get run over on a bike; New York is not mentioned on any list for this green alternative to walking. With multiple bike share programs in Boston, it’s an easy and convenient alternative to walking that NYC doesn’t offer as readily.


We’ve Got Parks for Days

We have the first public park in America, 48-acres in Boston Common—that was established in 1634. No matter where you are in Boston you can find an outdoor space for your lunch break; the ‘Emerald Necklace’ is Boston’s own 1,100-acre system of parks that stretches throughout the city and Brookline. Though New York has Central Park, many in Manhattan don’t live nearby and have to walk a long way to get there! In Boston, you can always find a place to read your book, walk your dog, or just take a stroll with your significant other no more than a ten minutes’ walk away.


We’re Older and Wiser

Founded in 1620, Boston has more character and quality than NYC’s little finger. We started the Revolution, we had the first subway system in the US and founded the first public school in the US. We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day before anyone else, and we have some of the best Italian food around in the North End (Mike’s Pastry anyone?). There’s history everywhere you look; when you walk the cobble-stone streets of the Freedom Trail you can almost see the American Revolution come to life. No other city has as big of a family tree, and we could not be more proud of our diverse, and old, heritage.


We’re Wicked Smart

Forbes loves Boston, obviously because they listed us again as the smartest city in the US! With over 100 colleges in the greater Boston area, Boston is home to the best and brightest students in the country. Boston is filled with over 250,000 students annually that help liven the historic and regal reputation. Though New York is ranked number 10 on Forbes list, they don’t host one of the oldest universities in the world (Harvard Law isn’t for blondes). Boston is not only innovative, but smart; that kind of combination could conquer the world.

Our Docs are Damn Good

Boston is home to the most top-ranked hospitals, and according to US News and World Report Best Hospitals, Massachusetts General is ranked as one of the three best hospitals in America for multiple medical conditions such as diabetes. Boston also has some of the best children’s hospitals as well, with the Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center as number 1 in America. Boston takes care of the sick and wounded with the best hospitals and doctors this country has to offer. There’s no better place to contract a horrible disease than Boston!


You Can Pahk Yah Cah

Forbes lists New York City as the number 2 out of their 10 Most Extreme Commutes in the US. With an average of 40 minutes to get to a destination, NYC is one of the worst places to own a car. But fear not, Bostonians we are just number 6 on the list with an average of 37 minutes to get to work. I know that doesn’t sound much different, but to be honest who wants to own a car in NYC? It takes New Yorkers over an hour to get out of the city by car anyway. In Boston, owning a car is easy, affordable, and much more practical. You can take a weekend trip to the beach or drive to the mountains in NH; it won’t break the bank and the drive isn’t too long. Now try doing that in NYC and you’re head will explode. Just come live in Boston, it’s much better.

6 Sweetest Scoops

To celebrate the most important month of the summer, National Ice Cream Month, Cambridge Realty has listed the 6 Sweetest Scoops for your slurping pleasure. During the hottest month of the year, take a walk to the coolest spots to cool-down on your way home from work.


Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream on Cambridge St. is home to some of the chunkiest chocolate chip and the most caffeine-filled coffee flavors ever created. With over 50 unique flavors, like Green Tea, Christina’s is open seven days a week and is a prime date-night spot for locals. Bring your crush, your kids, or your boss and you are bound to have a finger-licking good time!

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You may cringe at the thought of vegan ice cream, but this alternative to the sugary-goodness that clogs your arteries is beyond mouth watering. With local, plant-based ingredients, FoMu creates every flavor from scratch; you would never guess the difference between normal gelato and their creamy and delicious scoops of heaven. We are not exaggerating when we say here at Cambridge Realty, this healthier option takes the cake. Go check out FoMu on Cambridge St. and Jamaica Plain.



On Main St. in Cambridge, Toscanini’s Ice Cream was honored as ‘Best Ice Cream in Boston 2014’ for their homemade ice cream and toppings, creating hundreds of flavors a year. With a full bakery with pastry treats, Toscanini’s is without a doubt one of the best places in Boston to treat yourself.

JP Licks

JP Licks is a Boston classic for ice cream all around the city. It seems everywhere you look, JP Licks is there to satisfy your ice cream-craving. Founded in 1981 in Jamaica Plain, JP Licks has grown into one of the most popular destinations for desert in the city. With everything from fudge sundaes or sorbet, JP Licks has it all!


The Chilly Cow

The gem of Arlington, the Chilly Cow has great local ice cream and is the family-destination after every Sunday game. Get an ice cream cake for your son’s birthday, or just get and entire cake for yourself to celebrate that promotion! It’s worth it, trust us.


Go to Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream for a Sundae Party; an ice cream party specifically catered for your event. Or just visit your local Harvard, Waltham or Needham locations for a sundae to-go! With a variety of flavors, toppings and locations Lizzy’s is worth the trip just to hear the crunch of the cone.