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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    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%

    Cambridge Reviews

    22 reviews
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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!
    Review Cambridge
    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.
    Cambridge, the city across the river from Boston. If you are a transplant like me, you may have mistaken Cambridge for just another part of Boston. A grave mistake according to the locals. After spending a few years in Massachusetts, I see why. Cambridge is the hip, convenient place that Boston wishes it was. The red line takes you were you want to go and catches on fire far less than the green line. From excellent club venues that offer a variety of entertainment, from live music by both local artists and those nationally known, to dance nights of all genres. There are a multitude of restaurants to choose from. From amazing Ramen and Sushi at the Asian market in Lesley College, to the outstanding pizza at Cinderella's, or comfort southern food at Tupelo, you just cant go wrong. Not to mention their top notch education, including but not limited to Harvard University. Whether you are here for food, fun or knowledge, Cambridge is the place to be.