Cambridge 86 Exceptional
Cambridge Livability #10 ranked city in Massachusetts#239 ranked city in the USARanks better than 99% of areas

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      Living in Cambridge, MA

      Cambridge, Massachusetts is a mid-sized city with a population of 108,757 people. With a population density of 17,014 people per square mile, Cambridge is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 67% of Cambridge residents are White, 15% Asian and 11% Black. Cambridge could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 31 years old is below the nation’s average. Cambridge is known to be family friendly as more than 74% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 60% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Cambridge could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Massachusetts if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. The best areas in Cambridge and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, commute, health & safety, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Massachusetts and national averages.

      Using data and statistics Cambridge has received a livability score of 86/100. This score is ranked in the 99th percentile when compared to all other cities. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Cambridge could be a great choice! This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Cambridge has higher than average grades for the following: education (A+). Unfortunately for Cambridge, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Cambridge on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and exciting entertainment options. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Harvard University, Harvard Museum of Natural History, and Harvard Square.

      Cambridge real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Cambridge. Median real estate prices in Cambridge come in at $629,700, which is 84.7% higher than the Massachusetts average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Cambridge, the home price to income ratio is 7.6, which is 58.3% higher than the Massachusetts average.

      Cambridge transportation information

      Statistic Cambridge Massachusetts National
      Average one way commute27min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work24.3%71.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool3.3%7.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit26.3%9.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle7.0%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk23.9%4.9%2.8%
      Working from home13.5%4.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Cambridge, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).