Shades Mills real estate guide & listings for sale

Shades Mills is very quiet overall, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic. It is occasionally challenging to reach green spaces within the neighbourhood since they aren't well-situated. Still, there are a few parks nearby for residents to unwind in.


The best way to get around in this part of Cambridge is usually driving. Parking is quite easy. On the other hand, commuting by public transit is challenging in this area. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines crossing the neighbourhood, and the nearest bus stop is usually very close. Walking is not very practical for house buyers in this area because many daily needs are challenging to carry out by walking. Biking is also sometimes difficult in this neighbourhood since the bicycling network is fairly poor, and riding is made arduous by the typically sloping topography.


About 45% of properties in Shades Mills were constructed between 1990 and 2000, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1980s and the 2000s. In this part of Cambridge, roughly three quarters of buildings are single detached homes, while townhouses are the main alternative in the housing stock. Homeowners occupy around 85% of the units in Shades Mills while the remainder are rented. This part of the city is particularly good for those looking for four or more bedroom homes.


Primary schools are convenient to reach on foot from any location in this neighbourhood. In contrast, there are only a few high schools and thus they can be a rather long walk away. Regarding food, in all but a few cases, a car is required to do groceries. Residents can enjoy approximately 10 restaurants and coffee shops as well.

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