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253 Kendall St., Apt 1406
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$3,605
By Donald W, 1 day ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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288 Third St., Apt STUDIO
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$2,821
By Donald W, 1 day ago
Studio
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1 Bath
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581 Sqft
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198 Binney St., Apt 114
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$3,245
By Donald W, 1 day ago
Studio
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1 Bath
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522 Sqft
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198 Binney St., Apt 319
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$4,225
By Mandy S, 1 day ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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671 Sqft
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288 Third St., Apt 2 BED
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$4,383
By Mandy S, 1 day ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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1,113 Sqft
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253 Kendall St., Apt 1706
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$3,705
By Donald W, 1 day ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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198 Binney St., Apt 2110
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$3,525
By Donald W, 1 day ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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920 Sqft
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288 Third St., Apt STUDIO
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$3,000
By Cambridge AB, 1 day ago
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1 Bath
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537 Sqft
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288 Third St., Apt 2 BED
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$4,338
By Mandy S, 2 days ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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1,073 Sqft
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198 Binney St., Apt 2103
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$3,725
By Don Wright, 1 day ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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920 Sqft
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198 Binney St., Apt 507
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$4,710
By Cambridge AB, 1 day ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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945 Sqft
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198 Binney St., Apt 4313
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$2,820
By JP W, 1 day ago
Studio
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1 Bath
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460 Sqft
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198 Binney St., Apt 4108
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$3,635
By Amanda Sarol, 1 day ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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1,020 Sqft
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198 Binney St., Apt 2222
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$4,046
By Mandy S, 2 days ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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1,180 Sqft
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198 Binney St., Apt 4522
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$3,654
By Don Wright, 2 days ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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860 Sqft
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288 Third St., Apt 3 BED
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$5,742
By Jean Paul, 2 days ago
3 Bed
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2 Bath
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1,480 Sqft
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198 Binney St., Apt 4401
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$3,325
By Amanda S, 2 days ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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690 Sqft
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198 Binney St., Apt 1403
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$3,697
By Amanda S, 2 days ago
2 Bed
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1 Bath
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950 Sqft
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198 Binney St., Apt 4520
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$3,412
By JP W, 1 day ago
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198 Binney St., Apt 4513
Kendall Square, Cambridge
$3,717
By JP W, 1 day ago
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1 Bath
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920 Sqft
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Kendall Square

When most people think of technology hubs in the USA, their mind often goes to Silicon Valley in San Francisco. However, Kendall Square in Cambridge is often seen by many as the innovation capital of the country. Since 2010, this neighborhood of just over 11,000 residents has transformed into a tech powerhouse with numerous tech companies, office buildings, and laboratories in the neighborhood. If you are into the technology scene or want to become involved in it, this might just be the…

Kendall Square Apartments for Rent

Kendall Square

When most people think of technology hubs in the USA, their mind often goes to Silicon Valley in San Francisco. However, Kendall Square in Cambridge is often seen by many as the innovation capital of the country. Since 2010, this neighborhood of just over 11,000 residents has transformed into a tech powerhouse with numerous tech companies, office buildings, and laboratories in the neighborhood. If you are into the technology scene or want to become involved in it, this might just be the perfect place to rent. The neighborhood also has its fair shares of families living there as well.
Atmosphere

As mentioned in the introduction, this neighborhood is often called the most innovative square mile in the world. While it may be a minuscule neighborhood, the things companies are doing there are massive. At every corner, there seems to be a tech company hoping to be the next big thing and the neighborhood is home to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Numerous big companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, HubSpot, and Microsoft have offices in this neighborhood, which is a testament to its influence and importance in the tech industries. As you would expect with a large number of laboratories and tech start-ups and businesses in the area, it’s home to many intellectual individuals. However, there is more to the neighborhood than luxury apartments, tech companies, and MIT. In fact, the way the neighborhood is constructed is a nice mix of buildings, green space, and culture.

Many of the office buildings in the area are connected and linked together by open space which features plazas and a lot of green space. The plaza regularly features concerts and markets, while the green space is great for relaxing with friends and family or simply taking a nice walk. The complex also features a massive skating rink that is open 7 days a week. Kendall Square does a good job of adding culture and art into the predominantly technological focus of Kendall Square.

So while it is still very much a technological and business focused neighborhood, there is more to it than meets the eye. It’s a great place for young families or individuals alone, even if they aren’t interested in technology. In fact, the average household size of this neighborhood is 2.6 people, which means there are a fair amount of families residing here.

History

Before it ever became the technology powerhouse that it is today, Kendall Square used to be a salt marsh. After some bridges were built and a landfill was used to transform the topography of the neighborhood, it became a very important hub for transportation. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the neighborhood was a major industrial center. There were power plants and a number of different factories in the area. Included in this was the Kendall Boiler and Tank Company, which is what the neighborhood is named after.

However, in the mid to late 20th century, the neighborhood began to pivot away from its industrial heritage. Office buildings, labs, and residential buildings began to pop up and changed the identity of this neighborhood. This has continued in recent years as well over 100 tech companies call this neighborhood home.

With all of those companies setting up shop in this neighborhood, the people who work there need somewhere to live. As a result, numerous different high-rise residential buildings have been constructed. However, if you want to live amongst all the innovation of this neighborhood, it comes with a price. The rent in this neighborhood and others like it has been on the rise dramatically in the past few years. Just since last year, the rent in this neighborhood has risen over 16%, which is around four times the average in Boston.

Getting Around

The preferred way for most to get around in Kendall Square is likely taking the subway. Driving is an option but the one-way roads and other confusing roads of Kendall Square can get you lost with one wrong turn. Subways are a cheaper alternative and extremely easy to get access to as the Red Line makes a stop directly in the square throughout the day. While the neighborhood is beautiful to take walks in, walking isn’t exactly a practical way to always have to travel. However, if you only have a short commute and the weather is nice, walking along the rows of tech companies and high rise buildings isn’t so bad.

Universities Nearby
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Northeastern University

Check it Out
  • The Strata Center is an academic complex over 700,000 square feet large. It is without one of the most unique and abstractly designed buildings on the planet. It looks unlike anything you have ever seen before and you should definitely check it out.
  • Take a walk through the plazas and green space that connect all of the various office buildings, residential buildings, and shopping. There are interesting things that take place regularly on these plazas from concerts to markets, and more.
  • MIT is one of the premier universities on the planet and is home to some of the smartest people in the world. The campus is beautiful and is definitely worth a visit.
  • The MIT museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in technology, science or MIT itself. There are numerous different displays and exhibits that range from robotics to artificial intelligence, to holography and much more.
  • There are a ton of very cool bars and restaurants to check out in the neighborhood including Lord Hobo, Firebrand Saints, Emma’s, and many more. Also, checking out the Cambridge Brewing Company is definitely worth it if you are a beer lover!
For those interested, Kendall Square currently has 75 residential listings advertised on the market for rent. From data that we've compiled, listings range from $3,306 in the lower quartile to $4,414 in the upper quartile. Generally speaking, the median rental price is $3,725 or $52 / ft². For those interested in renting a listing in this search area, there are currently 10 studio, 30 one-bedroom, 33 two-bedroom, 2 three-bedroom, and 0 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 $2,911 $69
1 BR $3,562 $56
2 BR $4,386 $48
3 BR $5,968 $48

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.

Kendall Square is located within 02142. This area currently has 2,807 residents in 1,237 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 zipcode are currently unmarried and have a median age of 31.2.

When looking at residents older than 25, 1.70% have graduated from high school, 27.13% have a bachelor's degree, and 66.84% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 60.8% and the median income in this zipcode is $113,950.

At least 83.35% of those living in this zipcode rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by walking with an average commute time of 21.0 minutes.

Geographically, 02142 is a part of Middlesex County, Massachusetts. This county is currently home to 1,567,610 residents, or 587,735 households with a median income of $89,019. Middlesex County, Massachusetts residents have a median age of 38.5 and 37.63% are currently renting their homes in the area.

Finally, Middlesex County, Massachusetts is a part of the greater Boston, MA - NH - RI Urban Area. For those unfamiliar with the area, The Boston, MA - NH - RI Urban Area is currently home to a population 4,343,828 across 1,635,254 households. Those living in this urban area have a median income of $77,009 and median age of 38.2. In general, at least 40.37% of the residents are currently renting their homes in this area.

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