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    All Electric Kitchen at Linea Cambridge, Massachusetts Extra Storage Cabinetry in Bedroom at Linea Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02140
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    1 Whittemore Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
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    5/5 Meghan a. on Apr 10, 2019

    We lived here for 3 years and really enjoyed it! The team was very responsive with maitenance. Having a weight room was very convenient. We also enjoyed the location on the trail.

    4.5/5 John H. on Jul 20, 2020

    We have been living at Linea for over two years. We have nothing but great things to say about our time here. It has been a wonderful experience from the start. The maintenance, amenities and services are always excellent and there is never a need to ask twice. I am very active so having bikeway in my back yard is an added bonus! plus, it is a 10 minute walk to Davis Square, one of my favorite spots.

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    Chroma building exterior a dining room and kitchen with a table and chairs
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    240 Sidney Street,, Cambridge, MA 02139
    9 Units available
    Studio $2,946+
    1 BED $3,454+
    2+ BEDS $5,124+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Nov 6, 2023

    We love living here. It has everything we need and more. Never have to worry about anything - convenience and luxury all in one.

    5/5 Anonymous on May 17, 2023

    We have lived in many apartment buildings and this is by far the best! Clean, quiet, great amenities!

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    151 N. 1St St., Cambridge, MA 02141
    Studio $2,805
    1 BED $3,590
    2+ BEDS $4,495+
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    375 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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    2 BEDS $3,300
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    19-21 Wendell Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    Studio $2,560+
    1 BED $2,775+
    2 BEDS $3,355+
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    60 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    1 BED $3,110+
    2 BEDS $3,630+
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    1 Whittemore Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
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    160 Cambridge Park Drive, Cambridge, MA 02140
    1 BED $2,775+
    2 BEDS $3,380+
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    350 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
    Studio $3,545+
    1 BED $3,545+
    2 BEDS $4,825+
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    1010 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
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    2 BEDS $3,065+
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    119 Pacific St., Cambridge, MA 02139
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    240 Sidney Street,, Cambridge, MA 02139
    Studio $2,946+
    1 BED $3,454+
    2+ BEDS $5,124+
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    Langdon Square Apartments, Cambridge, MA 02138
    2 BEDS $3,800+
    3 BEDS $4,635+
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    784 Main St., Cambridge, MA 02139
    2 BEDS $2,800
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    87 New Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    1 BED $2,900
    2 BEDS $4,100
    3 BEDS $5,000
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    80 Cambridgepark Drive, Cambridge, MA 02140
    Studio $2,691+
    1 BED $3,162+
    2+ BEDS $3,557+
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    77 New Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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    2+ BEDS $4,250
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    1039 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
    2 BEDS $3,800
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    80 Fawcett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    Studio $2,732+
    1 BED $2,718+
    2 BEDS $3,586+
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    632 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
    1 BED $2,400
    2 BEDS $3,600+
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    603 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
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    1 BED $3,050+
    2+ BEDS $4,500
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    434 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
    2 BEDS $4,050
    4 BEDS $5,600
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    16 - 19A Forest Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
    1 BED $2,875+
    2 BEDS $3,400+
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    71 Fulkerson St., Cambridge, MA 02141
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    65 Langdon Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    2 BEDS $3,800+
    3 BEDS $4,635+
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Average rent in Cambridge, MA

$3,614/mo Cambridge, MA average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Cambridge, MA is $3,614.

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    Walk Score®: 95, Transit Score®: 79, Bike Score®: 97

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Cambridge, MA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Cambridge, MA were last updated on 28 Feb 2024.

    What are the best apartments in Cambridge, MA?

    The best apartments in Cambridge, MA are: Linea Cambridge Apartments, Chroma, Park 151, Crimson Court and Wendell Terrace Apartments.

    What is the average rent in Cambridge, MA?

    The average rent in Cambridge, MA is $3,614. Start your search for apartments in Cambridge, MA now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Cambridge, MA?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Cambridge, MA is between $1,797 and $14,250. View all studio apartments in Cambridge, MA.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, MA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, MA is between $1,797 and $14,182. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Cambridge, MA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, MA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, MA is between $2,154 and $25,759. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, MA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, MA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, MA is between $2,254 and $30,130. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Cambridge, MA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Cambridge, MA?

    In Cambridge 67% of the housing is rented out compared to 33% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 32% of Cambridge’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 66% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 2% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Cambridge, MA?

    The average age of rental buildings in Cambridge is 33 years old, with 55% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 11 stories, of which 32% are garden-style apartment communities, 53% are mid-sized buildings, and 43% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Cambridge, MA?

    Studio apartments in Cambridge are around 12% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 46% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 34% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    Renter's guide to Cambridge, MA

    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”.

    Tips for renting in Cambridge, MA

    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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    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, MA

    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.

    Things to do

    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.

    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.

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    Cambridge, MA employment & 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.

    Education in Cambridge, MA

    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.

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