Cambridge

42.3736° N, 71.1097° W

Welcome to Cambridge

A perfect blend of history and technology.

 

Home to Harvard University and ranked as the 2nd Best Place to Live in America, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a surprising mixture of historical charm and modern technology. While it’s known as a hub for technology and education, Cambridge is also an urban mecca for culture seekers and a city surrounded by natural beauty. One of the nation's most walkable cities, many people in Cambridge prefer to explore by bike or on foot. With over 80 parks and outdoor spaces, exercise and entertainment are never far away.

 

Beyond education and technology, Cambridge charms with old-world architecture and European style. Residents can find serenity with a stroll along the Charles River or through Mount Auburn Cemetery. A diverse music scene, eclectic multicultural dining, and a creative art culture round out the city to create unexpected delights around every corner.

 

What to Love

  • Close proximity to Boston
  • Art lover’s paradise
  • Live music in Central Square 
  • Vibrant dining and shopping scene in Harvard Square

 

Local Lifestyle

Known as the City of Squares, Cambridge is made up of charming neighborhoods rich in fine dining, eclectic shopping, museums, historical sites, and theaters. Cambridge's five squares (Harvard, Kendall, Central, Porter, and Inman) each have something distinctive to offer.

 

Harvard Square is the area to visit for the best bookstores, boutiques, and coffee shops. Excitement and live entertainment can always be found in Central Square. Home to tech giants like Google, Microsoft, and MIT, Kendall Square is a playground for scientific progress. From charming neighborhoods to exciting nightlife, there is something for everyone in Cambridge.

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Residents and tourists alike flock to the shops, restaurants, and stores at Harvard Square for a shopping experience that can't be matched anywhere else. Unique shops like vinyl record stores, comic book stores, and book shops coexist with big chains and the buildings of Harvard University. From unique gifts and Harvard apparel to daily necessities, Harvard Square covers all the basics and more. For a unique grocery shopping experience, look no further than Pemberton Farms, where you'll find a complete marketplace, a full-service garden center with a greenhouse, and knowledgeable staff ready to provide quality service.

 

Amazing coffee shops, farm-to-table restaurants, and fine dining options provide a unique culinary scene for even the most discerning palate. Find delicious Italian dishes and pasta at Pammy's, your favorite Japanese dishes at Pagu, and many popular dishes at Alden & Harlow.  No Cambridge dining experience could be complete without brunch from Cafe Luna, or a meal from the legendary Charlie's Kitchen. S&S on Inman Square is a favorite among locals for any meal of the day.

 

Things to Do

From museums to parks to a variety of local festivals, there is never a shortage of things to do in Cambridge. Favorite outdoor activities include bike rides along Memorial Drive, kayaking on the Charles River, and visits to the Fresh Pond Golf Course. The Cambridge Arts River Festival is an annual event in Central Square featuring live music performances, poetry, theater, art demonstrations, and more. The celebration has been known to draw thousands of people. 

 

Widely recognizes as a place of learning, it's impossible to overlook the museums of Cambridge. Harvard alone has 20 different museums on campus. MIT has an impressive museum representing the school's history and a variety of other exhibits. Near the Museum of Science, North Point Park offers a wide range of open spaces perfect for walking and picnicking. 

 

Schools

The Cambridge Public School District serves the community of Cambridge. The area is home to prestigious schools and universities like:

 

  • Harvard University 
  • Cambridge Rindge and Latin School 
  • Buckingham Brown and Nichols 
  • MIT Sloan School of Management

 

Overview for Cambridge, MA

117,822 people live in Cambridge, where the median age is 31.9 and the average individual income is $61,035.77. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

117,822

Total Population

31.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$61,035.77

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Cambridge, MA

Cambridge has 47,449 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cambridge do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 117,822 people call Cambridge home. The population density is 18,627.29 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

117,822

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

31.9

Median Age

50.17 / 49.83%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
47,449

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$61,035.77

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Cambridge, MA

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Primary Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Cambridge. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
The Cambridge Matignon School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
International School Of Boston
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Rindge Avenue Upper School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Fayerweather Street School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Vassal Lane Upper School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Cambridge Friends School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
International School Of Boston
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Putnam Avenue Upper School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Malik Academy/ Al Bustan Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Fletcher/Maynard Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Community Charter School of Cambridge
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Cambridge Rindge and Latin
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Martin Luther King Junior
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Cambridge Street Upper School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
St Pauls Choir School
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
James F Farr Academy
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 1st
No rating available
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