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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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West Cambridge is a neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a population of 11,093. West Cambridge is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in West Cambridge offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Cambridge there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in West Cambridge and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Cambridge are highly rated.
About West Cambridge...
Population
11,093

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$926,721
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,175
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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West Cambridge Rankings

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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
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$123,446
National
$55,322
Families with Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    60%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    5%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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The Cambridge area is one of the best places to live for the up-and-coming millennial. Harvard Square offers great transportation, food options, and nightlife. There is always something to do.
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The employment in this area definitely ranges. There will be a few places hiring at a time, but if you're not what the store/restaurant/company is looking for at the moment, then you won't get the job, which is disappointing. There are a few pizza shops around, CVS, a few burger places, restaurants, and then some clothing stores and that's where a lot of people around here work. Especially Starbucks because there are a lot in this area.
i raised my children in Cambridge its very rewarding living here. My children are college graduates now its tine fie me the community environments are nice.people are friendly