Cambridge has long been associated with smarts. It's got the oldest higher learning institution in the country, Harvard University, and has been a hub for more than hundreds of start-ups. So if you're looking for a new home, what's a smarter move than one of these luxurious condos? These homes have everything you could ask for in luxury living while keeping you connected to the city. 

243 Bent, Unit 4

This loft is the perfect space for an artist inspired by the city — it is located within the Bent Street Artists Condominium Association, after all, but that occupation isn't a requirement for living here. At $1,250,000, this two bed, two bath condo also gives you two floors to yourself. The two-floor atrium is topped with an industrial-style skylight and concrete floors, large windows and exposed wood beams give this home a modern feel. It has luxurious touches like underfloor radiant heating in the bathroom and a Frigidaire five-burner gas range. Step out onto the shared balcony, with vine-covered gantry, or just out the door to Kendall Square. 

For more on this listing contact John Bigelow and Bruce Irving at bigelowirving@compass.com.

8 Museum Way, Unit 1501​

The Regatta Review is one of the five tallest buildings in Cambridge and in this unit you're guaranteed stunning views. Situated on the 15th floor, the two bed, two bath condo gets lots of light and lets you see the Charlestown monument and Zakim and Tobin Bridges. For $650,000, the condo comes in a full-service building that features a 24-hour concierge, pool, hot tub, fitness center, theater and even a shuttle to Kendall Square. The modern kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops and, of course, a balcony gives you the most of this home's unique height.

For more on this listing contact agent Muneeza Nasrullah at Muneeza@muneezarealtygroup.com.