Porter Square Shopping Center

23 White Street/Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
175,687 SF

Major Tenants

  • Star Market
  • Tags Ace Hardware Store
  • Michaels
  • CVS
  • Health Works
  • Porter Square Books
  • Henry Bear's Park

Property Facts

Porter Square Shopping Center is a beloved retail hub, drawing in over 426,000 devoted customers. Its central location attracts visitors from the 5-mile dense, urban trade area who shop here on average 4.9 times. Situated at the crossroads of Somerville and Massachusetts Avenues (17,000 VPD), Porter Square is the most dynamic among its neighboring squares in the vibrant heart of Cambridge, MA. Its affluent demographic (approximately 55% of residents earning over $100,000 and 35% earning more than $150,000) makes it an optimal locale for thriving businesses.

Embraced by a unique, affluent, transit-oriented urban neighborhood, the shopping center is anchored by Star Market, one of the top 10 performing stores in the state. In 2023 alone, the center welcomed 2.3 million visits, underscoring its pivotal role in the community. Adjacent to the center, the Porter Square MBTA station facilitates easy access, serving more than 1,500 riders daily. Porter Square is a bustling shopping center and popular destination. The junction of Somerville Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue is located at the entrance to the shopping center, with a traffic count of more than 17,000 vehicles per day.


2023 Estimates 3 miles 5 miles 15 minute drive time
Population 360,176 958,965 661,155
Average HH Income $158,312 $155,646 $164,263
Median Age 33 33 34
Population w/ Bachelors Degree+ 71% 64% 69%

2023 Placer.ai- STI: Popstats

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