A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$581,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,686
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%

Cambridge Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    197
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    74
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    393
    525
  • Theft
    1,856
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    109
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,416
National
$53,889
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    46%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Cambridge Massachusetts is a wonderfully vibrant and exciting city. I have lived in the text town over my whole life and I have gone to school and worked there for many years. Cambridge is the home of many colleges, which bring such a wide variety of people to the city which make it incredibly diverse. I really enjoy how many different areas there are in the city, there is something for everyone. Everywhere you turn there are amazing restaurants and shops to explore. Having worked in the school systems in Cambridge they are wonderful, which isn't much of a surprise seeing as though the city is known for their world-class education. I also love how many health-focused stores and restaurants there are as well having areas for outdoor exercise and encouraging bike riding over driving. The only downside to Cambridge is that all of these wonderful qualities make it a rather expensive place to live. However, I love this city and consider it be my home!
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Cambridge is for those who wish to explore more than lines on a map. It’s for diving into history and traveling beyond "The New World." Embodying all there is to learn, explore, breathe, create, and dream big dreams. Where your children will arrive bright-eyed, their knowledge expanding well beyond the typical classroom. Harvard, MIT, BU and Lesley all within a stones' throw, Cambridge was built to develop minds and encourage creativity. Rowing, Biking, Reading and Writing, farmers markets, an endless search for healthy alternatives, and clean living, reside here. Competition, debate and success, one’s sole goal. Sugar-coating moments are rare, for we are fierce in our convictions. Politeness, decorum, an ever-changing residency, leave behind a youthful spirit. Whether a young couple on the move or a senior learning to move again, Cambridge will energize you in ways you 've never imagined.
Bring your body and mind to Cambridge... You can only GROW from here!
Cambridge is a great city. Being the home of Harvard, MIT, and many other universities and colleges (in Cambridge or around it), there are so many students, post docs, young professionals, etc.
I only wish it was more affordable. Everything is really expensive, especially real estate. Renting a room in an apartment or a house in Cambridge is around 1,000$ per month, and that is with roommates! If one wants to live alone it will be even more expensive, even if it is only a tiny studio or a one bedroom apartment.