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251 Apartments for rent in Cambridge, MA

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Last updated May 31 at 06:38pm
North Cambridge
25 Units Available
Fuse Cambridge
165 Cambridge Park Dr, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,222
538 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,459
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,658
1054 sqft
Apartments come complete with access to a pool, gym and community garden. Spacious, modern unit design. Tenants are within easy reach of the Alewife Brook Reservation as well as excellent transport links to downtown Boston.
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Last updated May 31 at 06:22pm
Neighborhood Nine
78 Units Available
John Harvard
1 Langdon Street, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,010
425 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,445
603 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,095
848 sqft
Prime location close to Harvard, MIT and public transportation. Units are spacious and features Energy Star appliances and free heat and hot water. Community has 24-hour maintenance and online payments available.
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Last updated May 31 at 06:22pm
Neighborhood Nine
17 Units Available
Chauncy Court Apartments
18 Chauncy Street, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,010
345 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,445
469 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,095
678 sqft
Located close to public transit, Harvard and MIT. Recently redone apartments feature appliances and fixtures with energy-saving features. Free heat and hot water; 24-hour maintenance available.
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Last updated May 31 at 06:22pm
Harvard Square
14 Units Available
Brattle Arms
60 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,935
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,325
869 sqft
This property is close to the Charles River, Harvard Yard and Winthrop Square. Apartments feature radiant floor heat, cable television and hardwood flooring. Community amenities include a fitness center, on-site laundry and online payment options.
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Last updated May 31 at 06:22pm
Aggasiz - Harvard University
12 Units Available
Wendell Terrace
19 Wendell Street, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,070
345 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,635
543 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,140
664 sqft
Restored apartments feature hardwood floors, lots of light, and free heat and hot water. Walking distance to Harvard, MIT and local shops and restaurants. Energy-efficient appliances in every unit. Community has 24-hour maintenance.
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Last updated May 31 at 06:13pm
Cambridgeport
10 Units Available
Chroma
240 Sidney St, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,926
497 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,841
645 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,426
896 sqft
Centrally located for easy access to downtown Boston. Each apartment features an in-unit laundry and a kitchen with recycled glass countertops. Residents' amenities include an entertainment lounge, fitness center and landscaped courtyard. Courtesy bikes available.
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Last updated May 31 at 06:23pm
North Cambridge
49 Units Available
Luxe at Alewife
80 Cambridgepark Drive, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,243
607 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,272
811 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,129
1119 sqft
Live tranquilly in highly coveted Cambridge and explore the best of Luxe at Alewife. Our elegant luxury apartment community is within walking distance of MBTA's Red Line Alewife Station, taking you to downtown Boston in just 25 short minutes.
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Last updated May 31 at 06:22pm
North Cambridge
21 Units Available
Windsor Cambridge Park
160 Cambridge Park Dr, Cambridge, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,460
842 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,330
1195 sqft
An upscale community near Harvard and MIT. Apartments offer features such as gourmet kitchens, energy-efficient appliances, and stainless steel Whirlpool appliances. Resort-style pool, bike storage, and fire pits.
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Last updated May 31 at 06:22pm
West Cambridge
13 Units Available
Vox on Two
223 Concord Turnpike Ave, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,050
609 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,555
890 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,300
1142 sqft
One- and two-bedroom homes located minutes from Alewife Train Station. Homes feature granite countertops, luxurious bathrooms, and well-equipped modern kitchens. Pet-friendly, with a modern fitness center for residents.
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Last updated May 31 at 01:54pm
East Cambridge
20 Units Available
Axiom Apartment Homes
33 Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,753
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,995
1211 sqft
In the heart of East Cambridge, steps from the Charles River and a short walk from the Cambridge Riverview Center and MIT. Pet-friendly with gym, parking and courtyard.
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Last updated May 31 at 01:54pm
East Cambridge
9 Units Available
Vivo Apartment Homes
270 Third Street, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,799
466 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,489
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,387
1103 sqft
Located within easy walking distance of MIT. Smoke-free building features underground parking, a rooftop deck and an on-site gym. Excellent transport links. Green space, shopping and dining all available nearby.
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Last updated May 31 at 07:50pm
Kendall Square
41 Units Available
Third Square
285 3rd St, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,506
589 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,874
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,723
1255 sqft
This green, smoke-free community is located near Harvard, the Charles River and the Massachusetts Turnpike. On-site features include media room, hot tub, pool and coffee bar. The furnished units have in-unit laundry and walk-in closets.
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Last updated May 31 at 07:50pm
East Cambridge
20 Units Available
The Lofts at Kendall Square
195 Binney St, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,595
506 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,245
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,954
959 sqft
A loft/duplex community with recently renovated units. Homes feature massive windows and high ceilings (12' to 24'). Parking available on site. Close to Harvard Square and nightlife spots. Easy access to the MBTA.
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Last updated May 31 at 07:50pm
Mid-Cambridge
13 Units Available
929 House
929 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$1,965
380 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,260
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,870
766 sqft
Overlooking the Charles River, these apartments offer scenic views and easy access to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pet-friendly apartments have plush carpet and walk-in closets.
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Last updated May 31 at 07:50pm
Neighborhood Nine
11 Units Available
Walden Park
205 Walden St, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$1,985
539 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,260
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,455
963 sqft
Cozy homes with parquet floors, large windows and walk-in closets. On-site features include a pool and barbecue area. Near Fresh Pond and Thomas W. Danehy Park.
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Last updated May 31 at 07:50pm
Cambridgeport
3 Units Available
Church Corner
10 Magazine St, Cambridge, MA
2 Bedrooms
$3,380
990 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Situated in the heart of Central Square and within walking distance of Central Square Station. Select apartments feature private balconies with stunning views of Cambridge. Residents' amenities include a rooftop patio and 24-hour fitness center.
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Last updated May 31 at 06:34pm
Cambridgeport
25 Units Available
100 Landsdowne St
100 Landsdowne St, Cambridge, MA
1 Bedroom
$3,035
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,640
1241 sqft
Community features parking, courtyard, bike storage, 24-hour concierge and internet cafe. Situated in the heart of Cambridge, with easy access to downtown Boston. Units have walk-in closets, in-unit laundry and granite counters.
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Last updated May 31 at 06:30pm
Cambridgeport
20 Units Available
91 Sidney
91 Sidney St, Cambridge, MA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,000
771 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,895
1234 sqft
Modern, sophisticated one- and two-bedroom units just off MIT campus. Centrally located to stores, green spaces and nightlife. In-unit laundry and large walk-in closets, plus a 24-hour gym on-site.
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Last updated May 31 at 06:15pm
Kendall Square
63 Units Available
Proto
88 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,485
423 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,945
598 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,250
857 sqft
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available.
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Last updated May 31 at 06:01pm
Cambridgeport
22 Units Available
KBL
129 Franklin St, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,045
760 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,575
1050 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,207
1340 sqft
Classic-style apartments in historic F.A. Kennedy Steam Bakery building. In MIT's University Park, convenient to restaurants, shops, nightlife and grocery store. Recently renovated with stainless steel appliances and spacious walk-in closets.
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Last updated May 31 at 07:40pm
East Cambridge
38 Units Available
Twenty 20
20 Child St, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,067
567 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,496
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,659
1089 sqft
High-rise living near the Green and Orange lines. Studios and 1-3 bedroom apartments feature fireplaces and walk-in closets. Packed with amenities like media and games room, sauna, gym, bike storage and more for active lifestyles.
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Last updated May 31 at 07:40pm
North Cambridge
21 Units Available
Cambridge Park
30 Cambridgepark Dr, Cambridge, MA
Studio
$2,549
698 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,500
766 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,222
1205 sqft
Modern high-rise apartments with a gourmet kitchen, walk-in closets and hardwood floors. Tenants have access to a grill area, pool and sauna on site. Near Tufts University. Easy access to Concord Turnpike.
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Last updated May 31 at 06:23pm
North Cambridge
53 Units Available
Tempo at Alewife Station
203 Concord Turnpike, Cambridge, MA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,188
722 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,534
1093 sqft
Due to the current situation with COVID 19, we are respecting the guidance from the CDC and have made changes to our business practices. Our leasing teams are available to you via phone, email, text or 24/7 chat!
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Last updated May 31 at 06:22pm
Kendall Square
56 Units Available
Watermark Kendall West
350 3rd St, Cambridge, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,560
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,400
1126 sqft
Located near MIT, in Kendall Square, this property's location offers shopping, dining and entertainment only steps away from Charles River. Community amenities include gym, garage parking and concierge. Units are furnished and have in-unit laundry.

Median Rent in Cambridge

Last updated May 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Cambridge is $1,852, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,297.
Studio
$1,624
1 Bed
$1,852
2 Beds
$2,297
3+ Beds
$2,887
City GuideCambridge
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…
The Cambridge Life

Situated just three miles outside of Boston on the banks of the Charles River. Here are a few of the finer (and coarser) facts of life you’ll soon experience as a proud Cantabrigian (yes, that’s seriously what Cambridge folks call themselves).

  • Walkability. Cambridge is consistently ranked among the country’s most walker/biker-friendly communities. Because the city’s attractions, businesses, and residences are so densely located, it’s easy as pie to survive in Cambridge without a vehicle. Other feasible options for bumming around town include the MBTA bus system and the subway, which hauls Cantabrigians around the greater Boston area for about two bucks a pop.

  • Old school charm. Cambridge is one of America’s oldest and most historic cities, so it should come as no surprise that the city is dotted with historic homes loaded with character. These architectural gems are well-maintained, and vintage exteriors and fashionably modern interiors are pretty much standard fare for most Cambridge homesteads.

  • Culture. One cool thing about Cambridge is that the city offers a cornucopia of cultural attractions. Bookstores, museums, and galleries of all sorts line the streets.

A Bunch of Squares

No, we aren’t insulting you. We’re talking about the lay of the land in Cambridge, which is divided into several squares, which are basically neighborhood centers where various businesses, nighttime hotspots, and eateries are located. The good news is that whether you find your digs in the Harvard, Central, Inman, or Kendall Squares (or any of the others), you’ll be close to an assortment of businesses, housing units, and public transportation options.

Tips for Tenants

If you are able to find a killer move-in special, though, you might want to pounce on it quick, because it won’t be available for long. A few other things to keep in mind before signing the dotted line:

  • Scope it out. It’s possible to find some relatively cheap crash pads (for Boston’s standards, anyway) in Cambridge, and it’s not completely unheard-of to find a studio or 1BR unit for $1200 or so.

As always, best of luck, and happy hunting!

June 2020 Cambridge Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2020 Cambridge Rent Report. Cambridge rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Cambridge rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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June 2020 Cambridge Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2020 Cambridge Rent Report. Cambridge rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Cambridge rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Cambridge rents decline sharply over the past month

Cambridge rents have declined 0.9% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Cambridge stand at $1,853 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,298 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Cambridge's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.8%.

    Rents rising across the Boston Metro

    While rents have remained steady in the city of Cambridge throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 6 of of the largest 10 cities in the Boston metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Brockton has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,528; the city has also seen rents fall by 1.5% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Somerville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,205, while one-bedrooms go for $1,778.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Cambridge

    Rent growth in Cambridge has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Cambridge is less affordable for renters.

    • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with Massachusetts as a whole logging rent growth of 0.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.2% in Worcester.
    • Cambridge's median two-bedroom rent of $2,298 is above the national average of $1,194. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.8% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Cambridge.
    • While rents in Cambridge remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+1.2%), Chicago (+0.8%), DC (+0.5%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,688, $1,291, and $1,574 respectively.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Cambridge than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,181, where Cambridge is nearly twice that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Boston
    $1,710
    $2,120
    -0.3%
    -0.4%
    Lowell
    $1,240
    $1,540
    -0.4%
    -0.1%
    Cambridge
    $1,850
    $2,300
    -0.9%
    0.2%
    Brockton
    $1,230
    $1,530
    0.8%
    -1.5%
    Quincy
    $1,540
    $1,910
    -0.6%
    1.1%
    Newton
    $1,830
    $2,270
    -0.7%
    -0.4%
    Lawrence
    $1,460
    $1,810
    0.1%
    1%
    Somerville
    $1,780
    $2,210
    0
    3.9%
    Framingham
    $1,580
    $1,960
    -0.4%
    3.5%
    Haverhill
    $1,260
    $1,560
    0.1%
    1.4%
    Waltham
    $1,740
    $2,160
    -0.3%
    -0.6%
    Malden
    $1,530
    $1,900
    -0.3%
    4.5%
    Brookline
    $2,190
    $2,720
    0.3%
    2.7%
    Medford
    $1,700
    $2,100
    -0.3%
    -3%
    Revere
    $1,350
    $1,670
    -1.1%
    -3.2%
    Peabody
    $1,570
    $1,950
    0.1%
    3.8%
    Salem
    $1,440
    $1,790
    -0.4%
    2.1%
    Beverly
    $1,370
    $1,700
    0
    2.6%
    Marlborough
    $1,310
    $1,650
    -0.3%
    -0.5%
    Woburn
    $1,590
    $1,970
    -0.8%
    -1.6%
    Chelsea
    $1,660
    $2,060
    -0.8%
    2.5%
    Melrose
    $1,390
    $1,720
    -0.7%
    -5.1%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Cambridge’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Cambridge renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List....

    View full Cambridge Renter Survey

    Here’s how Cambridge ranks on:

    A+
    Overall satisfaction
    A+
    Safety and crime rate
    A+
    Jobs and career opportunities
    A+
    Recreational activities
    A+
    Quality of schools
    A+
    Social Life
    D
    Weather
    A+
    Commute time
    C+
    State and local taxes
    A+
    Public transit
    A
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Cambridge’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "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."

    Key findings in Cambridge include the following:

    • Cambridge renters gave their city an A+ overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Cambridge were jobs and career opportunities, safety and low crime rate, quality of local schools and commute time, which all received A+ grades.
    • The areas of concern to Cambridge renters are weather (D) and affordability (F).
    • Cambridge did relatively well compared to other cities in Massachusetts, including Worcester and Springfield, which both received F grades.
    • Cambridge did relatively well compared to other cities, including San Diego, CA (A-), Austin, TX (A-) and Charlotte, NC (A-).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "Lots of cool places to eat and explore." – Ellie Z.
    • "A very accepting city for students or foreigners. A lot of good shops and restaurants are popping up." – Edith F.
    • "We love it here! It is close to work and very dog-friendly for our fur babies. But it is too expensive and there is no way I could follow the 1/3 of income rule for rent. Even a studio apartment takes most of my income." – Alison T.
    • "Cambridge is a great place to raise a family, but prices are a bit higher than average." – Aleksandra C.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Cambridge?
    In Cambridge, the median rent is $1,624 for a studio, $1,852 for a 1-bedroom, $2,297 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,887 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Cambridge, check out our monthly Cambridge Rent Report.
    What are the most popular neighborhoods in Cambridge?
    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Cambridge include North Cambridge, East Cambridge, Cambridgeport, Neighborhood Nine, and Mid Cambridge.
    How pet-friendly is Cambridge?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Cambridge received a letter grade of A for pet-friendliness.
    What is the job market like in Cambridge?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Cambridge received a letter grade of A+ for satisfaction with jobs and career opportunities.
    How good are the schools in Cambridge?
    Cambridge renters gave their city a letter grade of A+ when asked to rate their satisfaction with schools in the area. To see how Cambridge did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What is social life like in Cambridge?
    Cambridge renters gave their city a letter grade of A+ when asked to rate their satisfaction with social life and dating opportunities. To see how Cambridge did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Cambridge?
    Some of the colleges located in the Cambridge area include Hult International Business School, Harvard University, Lesley University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Rhode Island College. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Cambridge?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Cambridge from include Boston, Quincy, Lowell, Worcester, and Providence.

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