Cambridge Apartments under $3000

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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. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 725 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Leading Edge Real Estate
  2. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 729 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC
  3. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 691 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Oxford Street Realty
  4. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 680 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Cambridge Realty Group, Inc.
  5. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 663 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Maloney Properties, Inc.
  6. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 715 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Harvard Square Rental Properties
  7. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 775 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Harvard Square Rental Properties
  8. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
  9. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 350 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Triangle Realty, LLC
  10. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 682 sq ft
    Year built: 1903
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | Back Bay
  11. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 500 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Charles Associates
  12. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 600 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Channing Real Estate
  13. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 665 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty
  14. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 610 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Cambridge Realty Group, Inc.
  15. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 597 sq ft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential
  16. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 497 sq ft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Town Property Group
  17. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 485 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with RCG Rentals
  18. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Channing Real Estate
  19. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,143 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Compass
  20. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  21. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 500 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Charles Associates
  22. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 670 sq ft
    Year built: 1880
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  23. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 500 sq ft
    Year built: 1860
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Charles Associates
  24. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 944 sq ft
    Year built: 1894
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  25. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 400 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Channing Real Estate
  26. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 980 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Leading Edge Real Estate
  27. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 920 sq ft
    Year built: 1863
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  28. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 500 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Charles Associates
  29. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,245 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
  30. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,201 sq ft
    Year built: 1904
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Town Property Group
  31. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 500 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
  32. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 730 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Leading Edge Real Estate
  33. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,223 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Sun Property Group
  34. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 777 sq ft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  35. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 497 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Boston Real Estate Services
  36. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 401 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  37. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 401 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  38. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 650 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  39. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 787 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  40. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 605 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Century 21 Avon
  41. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,176 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  42. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 790 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Dreamega International Realty LLC
  43. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Compass
  44. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Cambridge Portfolios
  45. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 496 sq ft
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  46. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 662 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  47. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 850 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Cambridge Realty Group, Inc.
  48. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 930 sq ft
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  49. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with Fenway Properties
  50. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with Bennett International, Inc.

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(all data current as of 11/17/2018)

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