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Apartments for Rent in Cambridge, MA - 41 Results

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    7 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
    $2,275 - $3,700
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    • 727 - 1,184 Sqft
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    603 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
    $2,000 - $4,600
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    • 401 - 1,277 Sqft
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    60 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    $2,865 - $3,695
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    • 820 - 1,001 Sqft
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    19-21 Wendell Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    • 445 - 664 Sqft
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    1-3 Langdon Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
    $3,795
    • 2-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    • 808 - 893 Sqft
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    1 Whittemore Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
    • 1-4 Beds
    • 1-4 Baths
    • 750 - 1,763 Sqft
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    One Langdon Steet, Cambridge, MA 02138
    $1,930 - $3,695
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    • 345 - 1,304 Sqft
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    375 Acorn Park Drive, Belmont, MA 02478
    $2,208 - $4,144
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    • 596 - 1,513 Sqft
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    1-3 Langdon Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    $2,335
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    • 395 - 917 Sqft
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    170 Gore Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
    $1,950 - $2,500
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    • 632 Sqft
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    1600 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
    $2,300 - $3,000
    • 2 Beds
    • 2 Baths
    • 1,099 Sqft
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    18-26 Chauncy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    $1,930
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    • 370 - 1,200 Sqft
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    39 Clinton Street (Incl In Harvard St), Cambridge, MA 02139
    • 2-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
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    31 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
    $2,000 - $2,500
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    • 744 Sqft
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    5 Arcadia Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
    $2,000 - $2,500
    • 2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    • 858 Sqft
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    76 Dudley Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
    $2,300 - $2,600
    • 2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    • 963 Sqft
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    5 Brewer Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    $2,000 - $2,600
    • 2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    • 697 Sqft
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    29A Jay Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
    $2,500 - $3,000
    • 2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    • 1,212 Sqft
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    4 Lilac Court, Cambridge, MA 02141
    $2,500 - $3,000
    • 2 Beds
    • 2 Baths
    • 1,296 Sqft
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    329 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
    $2,200 - $2,600
    • 2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    • 684 Sqft
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    285 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
    $1,900 - $2,500
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    • 592 Sqft
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    518 Putnam Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
    $1,500 - $2,000
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    • 522 Sqft
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    295 River Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
    $2,200 - $2,500
    • 2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    • 812 Sqft

Renter's Guide to Cambridge

Cambridge is home to two of the world’s most prestigious universities: Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). These two schools along with their students and staff fill this town that lies just north of Boston. Cambridge’s name is fitting, since its origins come from a prominent university in the UK based in Puritan theology. This city carries a small town flair that is both unique and appealing.

Cambridge is the fifth most populated city in Massachusetts. Some refer to Cambridge as, the “City of Squares,” due to the sheer number square-shaped neighborhoods and communities. The city is a quick 15-minute drive from Boston, an hour-and-a-half from Concord, New Hampshire, and three-and-a-half hours from New York City. If you don’t like the cold, Cambridge might not be the best place for you. The area experiences very cold winters, with most winter days at or below freezing. Summers are humid and warm, not usually getting much hotter than 80°F but with a high level of humidity.

Cambridge is ranked number one by Sperling’s Best Places for “Most Competitive Private Colleges,” which makes sense due to Harvard and MIT being located in Cambridge. Sperling also ranked Cambridge as the number one “Safest City for Families with Young Children”.

Cambridge, MA Demographics

  • Total Population107,129
  • Female 52,064
    Male 55,065
  • Median Age30.46

Cost of Living in Cambridge, MA

Being close to Boston and on the east coast, Cambridge has a higher cost of living than many other cities of similar size. A one-bedroom apartment in a less expensive area will run you about $1,555 or more. Utilities are reasonable, costing about $140 per month, but groceries and gas are more expensive. A gallon of milk costs $3.36. A cheap meal for one in Cambridge would cost $15 and a three-course menu for two is about $65 in a sit-down restaurant. A one-way public transportation ticket in Cambridge costs $2.50 and a monthly pass is $75.

Cambridge, MA Average Rent

  • Cambridge, MA Average Rental Price, December, 2016$2,899/mo
  • Studio$2,232
  • 1 Bedroom$2,709
  • 2 Bedrooms$3,478

Cambridge, MA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • 1%$1,001-$1,500
  • 6%$1,501-$2,000
  • 93%> $2,000

Cambridge, MA Rent Trends

All Rentals Studio 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds
Average Rent December, 2016 $2,899 $2,232 $2,709 $3,478
Jan / 2016 $2,893 $2,197 $2,699 $3,504
Sept / 2016 $2,938 $2,304 $2,670 $3,431
Sept / 2015 $2,940 $2,189 $2,684 $3,443
May / 2015 $2,839 $2,053 $2,630 $3,369
Jan / 2015 $2,778 $1,927 $2,549 $3,206
Sept / 2014 $2,736 $1,953 $2,528 $3,175
May / 2014 $2,685 $1,815 $2,463 $3,105
Jan / 2014 $2,805 $1,973 $2,510 $3,136
Sept / 2013 $2,778 $1,900 $2,474 $3,081
May / 2013 $2,725 $1,860 $2,410 $3,051
Jan / 2013 $2,639 $1,855 $2,353 $3,019
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Average rent is projected to grow by 3% in 2016 compared to 2015.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 0213802139021400214102142

Living in Cambridge, MA

Cambridge is very close to Boston, but still manages to have a small and tight-knit feel. The Boston metropolitan area has done a wonderful job at preserving the history of different localities, as well as the original housing structures. This makes housing in Cambridge very appealing, but also more expensive. Cambridge has a lot to offer in terms of arts and culture, as well as a highly educated populace. A few drawbacks to living in Cambridge is the high cost of living, the constant traffic and city sprawl, and an economy that ebbs and flows.

Cambridge is predominantly white and is also one of the most liberal-leaning cities in the nation. The city is about two thirds white, 15% Asian, 11% African American and 7% Hispanic. Livability named Cambridge #2 on “The Top 10 Healthiest Cities,” based on the city’s walkability rating, recreational opportunities and the doctor-to-patient ratio.

Things to do in Cambridge

Cambridge is a city full of culture and class, and you’ll easily find places to visit, especially if you love early American history—it’s saturated with it. One of the most popular places to check out are the campuses of Harvard University and MIT. The grounds are spacious and beautiful, filled with grand old buildings and vast lawns. In addition, you can go to Harvard Square, which has been around since 1630. It’s a gathering place near campus with cafes, bars, and bookstores.

If museums are your cup of tea, you’re going to love the findings in Cambridge. Though a smaller-sized city, Cambridge has a fair number of incredible museums, including Harvard Museum of Natural History, Fogg Museum, MIT Museum, Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Semitic Museum, and the Museum of Comparative Zoology. You can also see Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters, which is a National Historic site. Finally, the Cambridge Public Library is one of the most beautiful libraries you’ll ever see, with a large modern building completed in 2009 that connects to the original part of the library built in 1888.

Cambridge has a great comedy and live music scene, with many bars and small concert venues. Check out The Comedy Studio or Improv Boston for some shows full of belly laughs. The Middle East is great spot to check up-and-coming local bands.

If you like to get outside, you can walk or bike around Cambridge Common. The Charles River is a great place to sail in the warmer months. You could also take a walk or drive during the fall and enjoy the stunning autumn leaves. Mount Auburn Cemetery is a cool historic place to visit-- you can even search for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s gravestone.

Employment and Economy

Today, the biggest employers in Cambridge are educational institutions, but this was a center of commerce and manufacturing at the start of the 20th century. Harvard employs more than 10,000 Cambridge residents and MIT employs another 8,000. Other main employers include the city of Cambridge, Mount Auburn Hospital, and Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. The city’s brilliance is noted throughout the world, as 129 of 780 Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with universities in Cambridge at some point during their careers.

Cambridge, MA Households

  • Total Number of Households44,781
  • Family 17,443
    Non-family 27,339
  • Children 8,011
    No Children 36,770
  • Average People Per Household1.98
  • Median Household Income$65,660
  • Median Household Disposable Income$57,269

Cambridge, MA Crime Rate and Statistics

National Average

Below Average 100 Above Average
Total Crime Risk
98
Assault Risk
105
Automotive Theft Risk
116
Property Crime Risk
100
Rape Risk
105
Robbery Risk
154

Education in Cambridge

If you’re looking for some of the best education in the country, Cambridge is a great spot. As noted, both Harvard and MIT call Cambridge home, along with Cambridge College, Lesley University, Hult International Business School, Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, Longy School of Music and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Boston. There are a number of highly ranked private and public schools in Cambridge for elementary and secondary education.

Cambridge, MA Education Statistics

  • 4%No High School
  • 3%Some HighSchool
  • 8%Some College
  • 3%Associate Degree
  • 31%Bachelor Degree
  • 50%Graduate Degree

Tips for Renting in Cambridge

In Massachusetts, landlords must give 30 days’ notice before raising the rent and the tenant has 14 days to pay the rent or be evicted. Tenants may withhold rent if the landlord does not remedy problems with the unit in a timely manner. State law also limits how much money landlords can charge for a security deposit (it cannot exceed one month’s rent). 

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