Cambridge Apartments over $5000

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Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, situated directly north of Boston, across the Charles River. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town’s founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world’s most prominent universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge has also been home to Radcliffe College, once one of the leading colleges for women in the United States before it merged with Harvard. According to the 2010 Census, the city’s population was 105,162. Cambridge was incorporated as a city in 1846. This was despite noticeable tensions between East Cambridge, Cambridgeport, and Old Cambridge that stemmed from differences in each area’s culture, sources of income, and the national origins of the residents. The city’s commercial center began to shift from Harvard Square to Central Square, which became the downtown of the city around this time. Between 1850 and 1900, Cambridge took on much of its present character—streetcar suburban development along the turnpikes, with working-class and industrial neighborhoods focused on East Cambridge, comfortable middle-class housing being built on old estates in Cambridgeport and Mid-Cambridge, and upper-class enclaves near Harvard University and on the minor hills of the city. The coming of the railroad to North Cambridge and Northwest Cambridge then led to three major changes in the city: the development of massive brickyards and brickworks between Massachusetts Ave., Concord Ave. and Alewife Brook; the ice-cutting industry launched by Frederic Tudor on Fresh Pond; and the carving up of the last estates into residential subdivisions to provide housing to the thousands of immigrants that arrived to work in the new industries.

For many decades, the city’s largest employer was the New England Glass Company, founded in 1818. By the middle of the 19th century it was the largest and most modern glassworks in the world. In 1888, all production was moved, by Edward Drummond Libbey, to Toledo, Ohio, where it continues today under the name Owens Illinois. Flint glassware with heavy lead content, produced by that company, is prized by antique glass collectors today. There is none on public display in Cambridge, but there is a large collection in the Toledo Museum of Art. There are also a few pieces in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and in the Sandwich (Cape Cod, MA) Glass Museum.

Among the largest businesses located in Cambridge was the firm of Carter’s Ink Company, whose neon sign long adorned the Charles River and which was for many years the largest manufacturer of ink in the world.

By 1920, Cambridge was one of the main industrial cities of New England, with nearly 120,000 residents. As industry in New England began to decline during the Great Depression and after World War II, Cambridge lost much of its industrial base. It also began the transition to being an intellectual, rather than an industrial, center. Harvard University had always been important in the city (both as a landowner and as an institution), but it began to play a more dominant role in the city’s life and culture. When Radcliffe College was established in 1879 the town became a mecca for some of the nation’s most academically talented female students. Also, the move of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from Boston in 1916 ensured Cambridge’s status as an intellectual center of the United States.

After the 1950s, the city’s population began to decline slowly, as families tended to be replaced by single people and young couples. The 1980s brought a wave of high-technology startups, creating software such as Visicalc and Lotus 1-2-3, and advanced computers, but many of these companies fell into decline with the fall of the minicomputer and DOS-based systems. However, the city continues to be home to many startups as well as a thriving biotech industry.

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,750 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Bayside Realty
  2. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,846 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Compass
  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,490 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Compass
  4. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with Move2Boston Group, LLC
  5. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with Move2Boston Group, LLC
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 37
    Listed with Cambridge Realty Group, Inc.
  7. 7 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,550 sq ft
    Days on market: 37
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  8. 7 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,410 sq ft
    Days on market: 37
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  9. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,600 sq ft
    Days on market: 42
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  10. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Days on market: 50
    Listed with ALB Realty
  11. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Days on market: 63
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  12. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 63
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  13. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Days on market: 72
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Westborough
  14. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,125 sq ft
    Days on market: 81
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  15. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Days on market: 86
    Listed with Blue Ocean Realty, LLC
  16. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,595 sq ft
    Days on market: 99
    Listed with Boston Residences, Inc.
  17. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Days on market: 99
    Listed with Leading Edge Real Estate
  18. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,266 sq ft
    Days on market: 100
    Listed with ePlace
  19. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,266 sq ft
    Days on market: 100
    Listed with ePlace
  20. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Days on market: 101
    Listed with S.Y.K. Corporation
  21. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Days on market: 101
    Listed with S.Y.K. Corporation
  22. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,970 sq ft
    Days on market: 101
    Listed with Compass
  23. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,050 sq ft
    Days on market: 106
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  24. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 9,999 sq ft
    Days on market: 110
    Listed with ePlace
  25. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 9,999 sq ft
    Days on market: 110
    Listed with ePlace
  26. 0 beds, 2 baths
    Days on market: 111
    Listed with PadMatch Realty
  27. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,450 sq ft
    Days on market: 119
    Listed with Compass
  28. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,962 sq ft
    Days on market: 133
    Listed with Boardwalk Properties
  29. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,215 sq ft
    Days on market: 146
    Listed with LandVest, Inc.
  30. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Days on market: 172
    Listed with Residential Realty Advisors
  31. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,193 sq ft
    Days on market: 178
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  32. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,400 sq ft
    Days on market: 243
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Signature Properties
  33. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
    Days on market: 252
    Listed with The Stubblebine Company

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(all data current as of 9/21/2018)

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