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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Riverside is a neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a population of 12,361. Riverside is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Riverside offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Riverside there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Riverside and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Riverside are highly rated.
About Riverside...
Population
12,361

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$515,766
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,489
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    77%
  • Own
    23%
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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
$46,498
National
$55,322
Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Riverside Reviews

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If I could do it al over agin, I would definitely live here again. It is where I met my most beloved friends and my new school has given me so many new opportunities.
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Never had any trouble. Nothing ever hapend nor have I ever felt insecure.