Few of the so-called squares in Cambridge are very charming; even Porter Square's more famous cousin, Harvard Square, has been taken over by cheap chain stores and a giant, depressing CVS. But Porter Square, with its all-dominating parking lot that is also usually overfull and hard to enter and exit from, and with its terrible traffic regulations making it dangerous to cross any of the streets, has little going for it design-wise. Note also that, in its wisdom, Cambridge traffic authorities have made U-turns on Mass Ave impossible, so if you make a mistake (which you will) trying to park or find somewhere, you may end up in Arlington before you can return to the chaos of Porter Square.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.