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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
The Port is a neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a population of 6,750. The Port is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in The Port offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In The Port there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in The Port and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in The Port are highly rated.
About The Port...
Population
6,750

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$563,540
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,739
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    73%
  • Own
    27%
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The Port 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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,026
National
$55,322
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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The Port Reviews

3 reviews
It' quiet during the cold days, but during the warmer days crime seems to rise. You hear about more crime in the news.
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I like the area because of the accessibility but the weather is sometimes bad enough that it makes traveling dangerous or very laborious.
I like living in this community but I still believe that it could be better socially and economically.