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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
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    NG
West Cambridge is a neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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. Residents of West Cambridge tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Cambridge are highly rated.
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Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$804,496
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,753
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$130,122
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    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