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655 Concord Ave, Apt APT 502
Cambridge Highlands, Cambridge
$3,800
By Bungalow, 3 hours ago
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2 Bath
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258 Prospect Street
Inman Square, Cambridge
$1,325
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By June Homes, 1 hour ago
Private Room
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1 Bath
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139 Sqft
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205 Walden St, Apt THE SEVILLE...
Neighborhood Nine, Cambridge
$2,560
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By Equity Residential, 5 hours ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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625 Sqft
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929 Massachusetts Avenue, Apt ...
Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge
$2,620
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By Equity Residential, 7 hours ago
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380 Sqft
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155 Prospect Street
Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge
$1,775
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By June Homes, 3 hours ago
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2 Bath
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169 Sqft
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1 Earhart St
East Cambridge, Cambridge
$3,000
By Ming Sham, 1 day ago
1 Bed
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1.5 Bath
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930 Sqft
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288 Third St., Apt STUDIO
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$2,821
By Donald W, 1 day ago
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1 Bath
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581 Sqft
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140 Banks St Unit 140
Riverside, Cambridge
$12,000
By Wenjun Cao, 1 day ago
3 Bed
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4.5 Bath
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2,193 Sqft
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4 Leighton St., Apt 1318
East Cambridge, Cambridge
$4,230
By Donald W, 1 day ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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979 Sqft
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19 Berkshire Street
Wellington - Harrington, Cambridge
$4,425
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By June Homes, 7 hours ago
3 Bed
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1 Bath
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855 Sqft
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155 Prospect Street
Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge
$1,325
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By June Homes, 3 hours ago
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2 Bath
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96 Sqft
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19 Putnam Avenue
Riverside, Cambridge
$1,500
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By June Homes, 5 hours ago
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203 Sqft
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249 Third St., Apt THE FLATS 1...
East Cambridge, Cambridge
$3,775
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By Equity Residential, 21 hours ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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661 Sqft
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258 Prospect Street
Inman Square, Cambridge
$1,875
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By June Homes, 4 hours ago
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166 Sqft
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285 Third Street, Apt 2 BED (N...
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$4,573
No Fee
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By Equity Residential, 1 day ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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1,204 Sqft
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929 Massachusetts Avenue, Apt ...
Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge
$2,750
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By Equity Residential, 1 day ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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625 Sqft
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19 Putnam Avenue
Riverside, Cambridge
$1,475
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By June Homes, 5 hours ago
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2 Bath
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178 Sqft
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285 Third Street, Apt 3 BED (N...
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$5,791
No Fee
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By Equity Residential, 1 day ago
3 Bed
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2 Bath
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1,500 Sqft
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19 Berkshire Street
Wellington - Harrington, Cambridge
$1,375
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By June Homes, 6 hours ago
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140 Sqft
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249 Third St., Apt THE LOFTS 2...
East Cambridge, Cambridge
$4,131
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By Equity Residential, 1 day ago
2 Bed
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1,180 Sqft
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Cambridge

If you are looking for a place to settle down in the Boston-area that has all the amenities of a big city, without the massive population, a place that you might want to consider is Cambridge. Cambridge is the fifth largest city in the state of Massachusetts and is well-known for the two major universities that reside there, Harvard and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as well as a very successful technology sector. While those are a big reason a lot of people come and move to…

Cambridge Apartments for Rent

Cambridge

If you are looking for a place to settle down in the Boston-area that has all the amenities of a big city, without the massive population, a place that you might want to consider is Cambridge. Cambridge is the fifth largest city in the state of Massachusetts and is well-known for the two major universities that reside there, Harvard and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as well as a very successful technology sector. While those are a big reason a lot of people come and move to Cambridge, there is much more to do, see, and experience here as well. If you're looking to rent an apartment in Cambridge, take a look at the various listings on our site. By filtering for specific amenities, finding the perfect apartment is within reach.
Atmosphere

The atmosphere is a different one than you would experience at many other places in Massachusetts and around the country. It can have a “big city” vibe with lots of hustle and bustle, while still maintaining a sparse population of about 100,000 people. While the space of the city is largely residential and lacks parks and wildlife, the educational institutions have amazing and beautiful green spaces that are a worthy substitute. In addition, there are numerous bike paths throughout Cambridge as well that can let you see some amazing scenery.

In terms of the demographics, there is an extremely diversified population in Cambridge as people flock from all over the world to attend and work at the legendary universities there. On top of the academics in the city, there is a blossoming technology sector in the city as many top flight companies in IT and Biotechnology call Cambridge home. The city has also been dubbed the “City of Squares” as most of its commercial districts are major intersections known as squares, which can be a great place to spend an afternoon walking around.

History

The area that would one day become Cambridge was first settled in 1630 by English Puritans. It began as an agricultural town and was not really a convenient place until the late 1700s and early 1800s, when bridges were finally built over the Charles River. This allowed for greater industrial development in Cambridge and it became an industrial town. Over the next few years, immigrants from all over the world (Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Italy, and more) came to Cambridge, which is part of the reason the city is still very diverse to this day. In the 1900s, industry began to move south and led Cambridge to lean on the power of their education and innovation fields, which worked and led many tech start-ups to pop up around Cambridge.

However, as the city made the move from an industrial center to an intellectual center, this led Cambridge to have one of the most expensive housing markets in the entire North-eastern United States. As a result, this made it hard for some people to stay. Due to the mix of the proximity to Boston and all the amenities and opportunities in the city, housing prices have remained fairly stable over time, even after the bursting of the Housing Bubble in the U.S. In addition to the housing being quite expensive (about three times the national average), the cost of living in the area is also a fair bit higher than the rest of the state and the country (about two times the national average).

Getting Around

There is a great and reliable public transit system in Cambridge that hits basically all of the possible points of interest in the city. While it does not operate 24 hours a day, it begins at 5:30am and runs until 12:30am on the weekdays, with a slightly different schedule on the weekends. A good road and bridge system allows travel around Cambridge to be easy, and even the taxi rides are fairly affordable (10-25 dollars) to most of the major tourist attractions.

In addition to all this, you will see many people riding their bikes as the main option for transportation as Cambridge is likely the most bicycle-friendly area in all the Greater Boston area. While the bike paths are great, most major streets have a bike lane and drivers are very aware and respectful of the riders, so getting around on two wheels is a breeze.

Universities Nearby
  • Harvard University
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Cambridge College
  • Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
  • Hult International Business School
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Boston

Check it Out
  • You definitely have to check out Harvard and MIT as they are two of the most famous and renowned universities on the planet and have notable alumni that include Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, numerous presidents, dozens of Nobel Prize winners and more.
  • There are several amazing museums to check out in the city as well such as the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Harvard Arts Museum.
  • Don’t miss the beautiful calm nature and ambiance you will experience while visiting the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, which is also among the most scenic locations in Cambridge.
  • Checking out the Charles River should also be high on your list of things to do and if weather permits, you should definitely take a chance to get on the water and go rowing or sailing.
  • Take a nice, scenic and fresh bike ride through one of the many bike paths found in the city. This is an amazing way to not only see the city, but get a nice workout in too!
  • There are a number of interesting and informational tours that you can take that will show you the amazing history and innovation that has taken place in Cambridge.
  • Don’t miss the Stata Center, which is truly one of the most unique pieces of architecture that you will ever see.
For those interested, Cambridge currently has 522 residential listings advertised on the market for rent. From data that we've compiled, listings range from $2,735 in the lower quartile to $3,700 in the upper quartile. Generally speaking, the median rental price is $3,200 or $47 / ft². For those interested in renting a listing in this search area, there are currently 49 studio, 195 one-bedroom, 185 two-bedroom, 73 three-bedroom, and 20 four+ bedroom properties available for rent.
For your convenience, we've included a more detailed breakdown of rental pricing by median bedroom sizes here:
Bedrooms Rent Rent / ft²
Studio $2,814 $63
1 BR $2,995 $51
2 BR $3,539 $43
3 BR $3,100 $40
4+ BR $3,888 $40

We make sure to refresh our rental listings every hour in order to provide you with the newest and most up-to-date inventory available on the market.

Cambridge is located within Middlesex County, Massachusetts. This area currently has 1,567,610 residents in 587,735 households. Out of the total population, 25.75% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this county are currently married and have a median age of 38.5.

When looking at residents older than 25, 20.55% have graduated from high school, 26.57% have a bachelor's degree, and 26.43% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 66.1% and the median income in this county is $89,019.

At least 37.63% of those living in this county rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by car with an average commute time of 29.9 minutes.

Geographically, Middlesex County, Massachusetts is a part of the Boston, MA - NH - RI Urban Area. This county is currently home to 4,343,828 residents, or 1,635,254 households with a median income of $77,009. the Boston, MA - NH - RI Urban Area residents have a median age of 38.2 and 40.37% are currently renting their homes in the area.

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