These New Kendall Square Apartments Should Get Your First (and Last) Look
Why Kendall Square? Well for starters, Kendall Square has been called “the most innovative square mile on the planet.” Not just in Massachusetts or even the United States, but on the entire planet. Of course, that assessment is a subjective one, but here at Proto, a new Kendall Square apartment building offering luxury apartments, we happen to agree. So let’s talk about the things that make Kendall Square so avant-garde, so rich with imagination, and frankly, so refreshing.
Over the past 50 years, Kendall Square has been transformed through a combination of urban renewal planning and luck. In the early 1960’s, NASA identified Kendall Square as the ideal location for their Electronic Research Center. Local agencies cleared the area and put in place public infrastructure improvements and roadways. When NASA abandoned their plans and shifted the ERC to Texas, Kendall Square was positioned for a rebirth. In the 1990’s the area’s affordability and proximity to MIT and downtown Boston caught the attention of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and high-tech companies. Over the next two decades Kendall Square was transformed into a congregation of office and research buildings – housing over 150 biotechnology and information technology firms by 2011. Today, Kendall Square is home to hundreds of small startups (many of which are located in the Cambridge Innovation Center – home to more start-ups than any other building in the world), as well as to renowned enterprises like , Novartis, Google, Biogen and Akamai.
A Place to Call Home
The influx of businesses in Kendall Square has brought with it almost 75,000 employees, many of whom are invested in the community, and want to live and work here. The City of Cambridge, as well as local organizations like the Kendall Square Association, have made it a priority to transform Kendall Square into a destination that appeals not just to corporations, but to a unique and diverse population of residents. Boston Properties has been invested in Kendall Square for more than 30 years, and was inspired by the growing energy of the neighborhood to build apartments that offer the right blend of convenience, amenities, culture and value for residents that are looking for more than the standard apartment rental in Cambridge. The new apartments in Kendall Square’s Proto are a great example of this connected lifestyle, offering luxury apartments with city views, cool apartment building amenities, proximity to public transportation and all the best the neighborhood has to offer.
A Life Well Lived
Just because Kendall Square is a world-class epicenter of high tech, life sciences, biotech and pharmaceutical companies doesn’t mean employees spend all of their time in labs and offices. In fact, the neighborhood’s funky-but-chic vibe has, and continues to evolve to accommodate the personalities of this huge population of cerebral residents. The Landmark Theatre’s Kendall Square Cinema, which shows new releases, independent films, foreign language films and documentaries has been named “Best Cinema of Boston” five times by Boston Magazine. For the scientific and technology-minded resident, the MIT Museum exhibits findings from it’s namesake, which is also home to 50 works of fine art and architecture as well as an innovative virtual arts center. One of the best things about living in new construction rentals, is that they’re generally well placed among the neighborhood’s popular dining options. This is true for Kendall Square’s new apartments at Proto, which are just steps from some of the areas best cuisine – Glass House, Area Four, and Aceituna Grill, Lord Hobo and The Automatic. In the summer you’ll find an exceptional farmer’s market, rooftop garden fitness, gardening and cooking classes, canoe and kayak rental, and residents enjoying the landscaped open space with picnics, gatherings and concerts. A nearby 8,400 square foot skating rink is a festive activity for residents and guests throughout the winter.
Kendall Square is a dynamic and thoughtfully developed neighborhood that has caught the attention of some of the world’s brightest minds. Those looking for Kendall Square rentals or Kendall Square apartment buildings will find that the best of Cambridge living comes together at Proto – vibrant urban energy, design-minded details, enriched amenities and a community devoted to incomparable and enduring innovation.