Cambridge is known for a unique mix of cultural and social diversity and is particularly renowned for its distinguished higher education institutions including Harvard University and MIT. Cambridge has been called the “city of squares” as most of its commercial districts are major intersections, known as squares, which serves as a neighborhood center. These include Kendall Square (“Technology Square”), where the biotech industry has emerged’ Central Square, which is known for its ethnic restaurants; Harvard Square, where Harvard University is located; Porter Square; Inman Square, home to diverse restaurants, bars, music venues and boutiques and Lechmere Square, adjacent to CambridgeSide Galleria. There are other neighborhoods as well, each with a distinctive character and appeal. Residences vary and include single family, multi-family, brownstone and larger apartment style buildings, meeting the needs of a diverse population. The city offers many parks, shops and cultural venues, such as the American Repertory Theatre. Cambridge has numerous public and private educational institutions from elementary to high school and is home to numerous companies attracting a diverse array of people from around the world. Since 2005, alongside Harvard and MIT, as well as health care and biotechnology firms such as Genzyme, Biogen, Idec, Millenium Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Pfizer and Novartis dominate the city’s economy. High tech companies including Akamai and Google are located here, too. Cambridge is located along the Charles River, where the annual Head of the Charles Regatta and Fourth of July Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular occur. Public transportation is prevalent, major roadways and highways are very accessible and it is just across the river from Boston.