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
    0
  • Murder
    3
    0
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    74
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    393
    1
  • Theft
    1,856
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    109
    0

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 Reviews

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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 highly educated city thanks to the proximity of elite Universities like MIT and Harvard. People are generally kind so you're bound to run into someone with a unique perspective or something interesting to say. While quiter than bigger cities like New York and Chicago it manages to be incredibly diverse and full of energy emanating from the large population of students. It's also home to nearly every culture in the world giving it a unique multicultural vibe. Between its rich historical roots, student hang-outs, culture venues, vintage shops, bookstores and rich food scene, it has plenty to offer for visitors and residents alike.