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Cambridge Apartments

Cambridge, MA 245 Apartments for Rent

Cambridge Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 118,927
Population Density: 18,601.3 people/sq mile
Median Age: 31
Percentage of Family Households: 36%
Median Annual Income: $104,746 / year
Median Rent: $2,317 / month

What locals are saying

Do you need a helping hand scoring your dream dwellings in the Baked Bean State? Luckily, we’re here to help. All you have to do is peruse the following light reading material, and get ready to start living the high life in Cambridge…

Situated just three miles outside of Boston on the banks of the Charles River

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Cambridge Demographics


How diverse is Cambridge?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Cambridge is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Cambridge are White (54.9%), Asian (21%), Black Or African American (9.2%), Hispanic Or Latino (7.1%), Two Or More (6.7%), Other (0.9%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Cambridge residents?

The median age in Cambridge is 31 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

How diverse is Cambridge?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Cambridge is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Cambridge are White (54.9%), Asian (21%), Black Or African American (9.2%), Hispanic Or Latino (7.1%), Two Or More (6.7%), Other (0.9%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Cambridge residents?

The median age in Cambridge is 31 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

Cambridge Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Cambridge is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Cambridge is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Cambridge is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Cambridge


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School
Charter
PK-6
Charter
PK-6
354 Students
7 Reviews
354
Students
7 Reviews
8 /10
Martin Luther King, Jr. School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
328 Students
11 Reviews
328
Students
11 Reviews
8 /10
Peabody School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
323 Students
2 Reviews
323
Students
2 Reviews

Middle Schools

7 /10
The Amigos School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
397 Students
15 Reviews
397
Students
15 Reviews
7 /10
Community Charter School of Cambridge
Charter
6-12
Charter
6-12
365 Students
10 Reviews
365
Students
10 Reviews
6 /10
Vassal Lane Upper School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
281 Students
1 Reviews
281
Students
1 Reviews

High Schools

7 /10
Community Charter School of Cambridge
Charter
6-12
Charter
6-12
365 Students
10 Reviews
365
Students
10 Reviews
5 /10
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
Charter
K-12
Charter
K-12
1,132 Students
13 Reviews
1,132
Students
13 Reviews
5 /10
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,965 Students
5 Reviews
1,965
Students
5 Reviews

What Renters Say about Cambridge


Apartment List has released the results for Cambridge from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Cambridge renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "With expensive rents in coastal cities, it comes as no surprise that cost of living is a source of dissatisfaction in Cambridge."
86%
Safety and Crime Rate
76%
Quality of Schools
76%
Public Transit
75%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
73%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
73%
Social Life
68%
Commute Time
59%
Pet Friendliness
42%
Dating
34%
Weather
32%
State and Local Taxes
7%
Affordability

What's Trending in Cambridge


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Average rent in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Cambridge is $3,337, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,403. Rent rates updated 6 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Cambridge, MA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Cambridge, MA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 245 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Cambridge. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Cambridge is $2,954 for a studio, $3,337 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $4,403 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Cambridge apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Cambridge, MA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Cambridge?

In Cambridge, the average rent is $2,954 for a studio, $3,337 for a 1-bedroom, $4,403 for a 2-bedroom, and $5,199 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Cambridge, check out our monthly Cambridge Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Cambridge?

You can filter cheap apartments in Cambridge by price: under $1,800.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Cambridge?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Cambridge apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Cambridge?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Cambridge.

How can I find off-campus housing in Cambridge?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Cambridge. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network.