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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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East Cambridge is a neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a population of 11,645. East Cambridge is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in East Cambridge offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In East Cambridge there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in East Cambridge and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in East Cambridge are highly rated.
About East Cambridge...
Population
11,645

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$600,502
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,058
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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East Cambridge Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,867
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    46%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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East Cambridge Reviews

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East Cambridge is a really nice place to live. From what I've experienced, the people are very friendly and it is a great community. It is a great place to live if you bike or walk. There are many great parks and it is very dog/kid friendly. There are a lot of places to go out and eat and drink within walking distance. The biggest downside is the price to rent or buy here. Overall, East Cambridge is a wonderful place to live.
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Cambridge is the best neighborhood with the best schools. We have great stores and restaurants and it's a place where everyone knows everyone. Families stay and never want to leave because the city offers so much. The high school itself CRLS focuses on all ethnic groups and LGBT. It is never stressful and although I am graduating and going to college I will always call Cambridge my home and come back every chance I get
We have such a great police dpt in Cambridge. The police are always visible and frequent schools in the neighborhood