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  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Cambridge is a city in Massachusetts with a population of 116,632. Cambridge is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Cambridge offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Cambridge there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Cambridge and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Cambridge are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$768,300
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,221
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    200.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    21.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    55.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    134.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,437.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    28%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    50%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

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