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Cambridge
  • City in Massachusetts

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  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
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  12. Commute
    grade A+

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Cambridge is a city in Massachusetts with a population of 117,822. 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
$843,100
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$2,293
National
$1,096
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
    206.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    20.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    55.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    168.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,598.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    28%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    50%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

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