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Do you want a house with a backyard, a grill area, that offers you privacy and enough space for your family? RentCafe offers you the possibility to look for a house for rent near you, to find the one that best suits your family. Browsing through our listings, you can filter by size, price, pet policy, check out the location, to find the best house in your area. Whether you are looking to move to a particular neighborhood, or a specific ZIP code, may it be for its safety, beautiful buildings, or quiet atmosphere, you can find the rental house that your whole family will enjoy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of renting a house in Cambridge, MA?

Renting a house in Cambridge, MA comes with more space, both indoor and outdoor.

What are the downsides of renting a house apartment in Cambridge, MA?

Houses for rent in Cambridge, MA are usually located in non-central areas. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in Cambridge, MA.

Cambridge, MA Demographics

  • Total Population117,822
  • Female 59,109
    Male 58,713
  • Median Age30.6

Cambridge, MA has a population of 117,822 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 58,713 of Cambridge’s residents are women and 59,109 are men. The median age of those who live in Cambridge, MA is 30.6.

Average Rent in Cambridge, MA

  • Cambridge, MA Average Rental Price, February 2022 $3,399 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in Cambridge, MA is $3,399.

    Cambridge, MA Apartment Rent Ranges

    Cambridge, MA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Feb / 2022
    Cambridge, MA $3,067 $3,044 $3,236 $3,172 $3,200 $3,101 $2,966 $2,933 $3,180 $3,319 $3,399
    National $1,362 $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

    Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Cambridge, MA is $3,399.

    Cambridge, MA Households

    • Total Number of Households47,449
    • Family 20,148
      Non-family 27,301
    • Children 8,685
      No Children 38,764
    • Average People Per Household2.13
    • Median Household Income$107,490
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$2,229

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 47,449 households in Cambridge, MA. 20,148 are family households and 27,301 are non-family households. There are 8,685 households with children in Cambridge and 38,764 households without children. On average, about 2.13 people live in a household in Cambridge, MA. The median income of a Cambridge household living in Cambridge is $107,490 per year. The median housing costs per month are $2,229.

    Cambridge, MA Education Statistics

    The level of education of the population of Cambridge, MA is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 12% completed some high school, 8% partially completed college, 2% have an Associate Degree, 32% have a Bachelor Degree, and 44% have a Graduate Degree.

    Renting a house in Cambridge, MA

    Do you wish you could live the American Dream minus the roof repairs, fence painting and boiler repairs? You sure can. It’s called rental homes. You are working a steady 9-5, which is sometimes 9-7, so when you finally get home you don’t want to put in a couple of extra hours as an unpaid handyman. The American Dream is about the impeccable backyard lawn where the family dog runs around. It’s about 4th of July barbeques and summer nights spent on your back porch. Of course, the dream is different for everyone, so it all depends on you. And your budget. There are 5 listings in Cambridge, MA with prices varying between $2,115 and . Regardless of your budget you will manage to find some interesting homes for rent that fit your style. If you are moving from an apartment and are on a tight budget, please keep on reading. The American Dream is not only for the rich and beautiful who can rent a 4 bedroom without blinking.

    The road from apartment to house is paved with…

    … extra expenses. At least everyone says so. If we compare the price of 3 bedroom apartments to single family homes for rent with the same bedroom count, the house will be more expensive. You are paying more to get a yard, more square footage, storage space and privacy. But if you are looking for cheap houses for rent, you should definitely consider duplexes too. They are slightly more affordable and they come in many forms and bedroom counts. You could rent a 1 bedroom duplex, albeit they are somewhat rarer than their 2 bedroom brothers, and it goes without say that the rent will be much lower than renting a single-family house. If you are taking the smart approach, moving to a house will not cost an arm and a leg. Of the 5 listings in Cambridge, MA there are plenty of houses you can rent without breaking the bank. And besides, why would you pay extra to stay in a pricey neighborhood, when all you want at the end of a long day is to enjoy the tranquility of your backyard?

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