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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  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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North Cambridge is a neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a population of 23,300. North Cambridge is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in North Cambridge offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In North Cambridge there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in North Cambridge and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in North Cambridge are highly rated.
About North Cambridge...
Population
23,300

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$595,373
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,650
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    73%
  • Own
    27%
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North 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
$95,897
National
$55,322
Families with Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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My area is really nice and quiet. Crime is low. The area is clean. There is 5 supermarkets in the area, all of them can be accessed with public transportation if u don't have a car. But two of them you have to take the train then walk about 10 minutes to them. A lot of dogs in the area if u are a dog lover. All down mass ave there are a lot of restaurants that serve food from different nations. There are several middle and elementary schools. One private high school in the area. Most kids go to Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school. Really nice playgrounds and a nice path to work to the stations or go for a jog. The housing are expensive in Cambridge.
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Very close-knit community, quiet, but close to reliable transportation, shopping centers, and recreational facilities such as Danehy Park.
There's a mom and pop's store atleast 5 minutes away from my house and it's been there since longer than I can remember. Growing up, that store had everything I ever needed. Snacks, lunch, dinner, breakfast, or simple house necessities. I'd choose to go there over if I was simply in a rush or just needed something small that wasn't worth a grocery trip to Market Basket.