The City of Cambridge, referred to as Boston’s left bank, is an intellectual, academic and social center whose neighborhoods offer vibrant arts and cultural scenes as well as many successful local, national and world-renowned businesses. MIT sits on 168 acres on the Charles River surrounded by Kendall Square, a booming center for life sciences, biotech, pharmaceutical, and information technology firms. A mile away is the famous, bustling Harvard Square with the number 1 travelled MBTA station and historic Harvard University. Besides beautiful residential areas featuring single family homes, apartments and luxury condominiums, there are new developments happening in East Cambridge, like Cambridge Crossing, a 43 acre mixed use development, and a revitalized Lechmere Station that will be the gateway to the Green Line Extension.