The town of Cambridge is centered around academia and innovation.

Overview for Cambridge, MA

116,892 people live in Cambridge, where the median age is 30.5 and the average individual income is $65,494. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

30.5 years

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Welcome to Cambridge

An intellectual enclave right next door to Boston

With two world-class universities, the town of Cambridge is centered around academia and innovation. As a result, the more than 100,000 people that live here are both intelligent and creative. Located right on the border of Boston (and home to its northernmost stop on the T), Cambridge offers convenience along with distinctive culture and nightlife.

Cambridge real estate ranges from condos and townhouses to single-family homes, but Cambridge has a higher homeownership rate than the rest of the state. Luxury properties with backyards are prevalent, although due to the number of university students in the area, renters make up nearly half of the population.

What to Love

  • Top-notch research facilities
  • World-class healthcare
  • A wealth of culture, entertainment, shopping, dining options,
  • Innovative local businesses and startups
  • Public wi-fi and technology that's ahead of the curve

Local Lifestyle

Cambridge is the kind of place where you can find anything and everything. From music to art to food, good times are always just around the corner in Cambridge. Cambridge has something for everybody with an ethnically diverse population and world-class universities like Harvard and MIT.

The local music scene is incredibly vibrant, with venues hosting countless live shows and performances every week. Cambridge is an incredibly walkable city, and most residents get around on foot. There's also plenty of public transportation to help those that need a ride, as well as Zipcars.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

You won't have any trouble finding a place to eat in Cambridge, as there are hundreds of renowned restaurants and fun food trucks. You can expect plenty of cafes and coffee shops too.

The Red House Restaurant is a popular Cambridge restaurant that celebrates the taste of New England with a 4-season patio setting. Stop by and enjoy a selection of wines, beers, and spirits, along with an innovative menu that changes regularly.

Harvest is another upscale dining experience in the heart of Cambridge. Open since 1975; the restaurant features a popular brunch, lunch, and dinner menu alongside an ever-changing array of daily specials.

Artists and musicians make up a big part of the population in Cambridge, so it's no surprise that there are countless art galleries and performance venues here. The city hosts its film festival and an ongoing artist market at the MIT Museum.

Things to Do

Cambridge residents are blessed with countless outdoor activities for all four seasons. It's home to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, a beautiful greenhouse where you can catch a glimpse of more than 1,000 butterflies. If you prefer a view of the skyline instead, take a walk along the Charles River Esplanade during sunset.

Families love to spend time in Cambridge, and there are plenty of kid-friendly activities here. The Harvard Square Chocolate Festival celebrates everything chocolate with a tasting, vendor marketplace, and live entertainment.

The Cambridge Science Festival is the perfect place to expose your kids to science in a fun way—with dancing robots, 3D printing demos, and even a petting zoo!

There's no shortage of culture either! The Fashion History Museum will teach you everything you never knew about the history of fashion and how clothing has influenced society.


Cambridge's public schools are some of the best in the state. Below are some of the best educational opportunities in Cambridge:

  • Cambridgeport School
  • Cambridge Street Upper School
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Harvard University

Cambridge Real Estate

Cambridge's real estate market is abuzz, and amidst this excitement stands the RE/MAX Destiny team, poised to guide both buyers and sellers through the city's complex landscape. With a median home price of around $1.0 million, properties in Cambridge often command values close to their asking prices. The city’s offerings predominantly comprise single-family homes, condos, and townhouses.


What sets Cambridge's real estate apart?


  • Fierce Competition: Homes in Cambridge frequently receive multiple bids shortly after being listed. Many are snapped up within days, a feat where the RE/MAX Destiny team's expertise often proves invaluable.
  • Seller's Playground: In such a market, sellers usually have an edge, often securing amounts above their initial ask. The RE/MAX Destiny team helps sellers navigate this advantage, ensuring the best outcomes.
  • Solid Investment: Property values in Cambridge have been on an uptrend. With no slowing down in sight, the guidance of knowledgeable agents, like those at RE/MAX Destiny, can be pivotal in making sound investment choices.

With its proximity to esteemed institutions like Harvard University and MIT, Cambridge promises both an electrifying urban atmosphere and closeness to academic and tech realms. Delving into its neighborhoods:


  • Harvard Square: At the city's core, it's known for Harvard and its array of shops and eateries.
  • Mid Cambridge: Close to Harvard Square, it's famed for its scenic homes and shaded avenues.
  • Porter Square: Located northwest, it resonates with art enthusiasts and foodies alike.
  • East Cambridge: Sitting east of the Charles River, it seamlessly blends its industrial legacy with a growing tech scene.
  • North Cambridge: A serene spot near Harvard Square, offering tranquil streets and Fresh Pond's allure.

For those considering a move to Cambridge:


  • Anticipate a notably high cost of living.
  • Brace for cold, snowy winters.
  • Enjoy the city's pedestrian-centric nature.
  • The tech sector provides ample job opportunities.

All in all, Cambridge presents itself as a lively hub, perfect for residing, working, and raising a family. For those looking to venture into this promising market, the real estate agents of the RE/MAX Destiny team stand ready, leveraging their deep knowledge of Cambridge to ensure your home search or sale is smooth and successful.

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Demographics and Employment Data for Cambridge, MA

Cambridge has 47,777 households, with an average household size of 2.09. 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. 116,892 people call Cambridge home. The population density is 18,274.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.97 / 50.03%

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Around Cambridge, MA

There's plenty to do around Cambridge, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cobble, Clothware, and Thai Therapy by Mary.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.27 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.72 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.58 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.16 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.57 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.82 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Work With Us

RE/MAX Destiny is a team of real estate agents who are committed to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge. We understand that buying or selling a home is a big decision, and we are here to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. We will work with you every step of the way, from finding the perfect home to closing the deal. If you are looking for a real estate agent who is committed to providing exceptional service, then RE/MAX Destiny is the team for you. We are the best in Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge real estate, and we are here to help you achieve your real estate goals.