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. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with RE/MAX Unlimited
  2. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 653 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
  3. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Boston Hub Real Estate
  4. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Century 21 Avon
  5. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Century 21 Avon
  6. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Feng Shui Realty
  7. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Broadway Realty Partners, LLC
  8. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 663 sq ft
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Nazanin Firouzbakht
  9. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 508 sq ft
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  10. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Charles Associates
  11. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 9 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Compass
  12. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 715 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Century 21 Commonwealth
  13. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 199 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential
  14. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Advantage Realty
  15. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 379 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with RCG Rentals
  16. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  17. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 9,999 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Charlesgate Realty Group, llc
  18. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 406 sq ft
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with University Real Estate, Harvard Square
  19. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with RE/MAX Partners
  20. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with RE/MAX Partners
  21. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 823 sq ft
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Oxford Street Realty
  22. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Feng Shui Realty
  23. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Feng Shui Realty
  24. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  25. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 403 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with The Collaborative Companies
  26. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  27. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Compass
  28. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  29. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 99,999 sq ft
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  30. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,170 sq ft
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with AC Realty
  31. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 407 sq ft
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with RCG Rentals
  32. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  33. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with ePlace
  34. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,280 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Sunrise Realty
  35. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,280 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Sunrise Realty
  36. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 690 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Century 21 Avon
  37. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 466 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Compass
  38. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Boston City Properties
  39. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  40. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 756 sq ft
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with Oxford Street Realty
  41. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 400 sq ft
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  42. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Cambridge Premier Realty
  43. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 19
    Listed with Move2Boston Group, LLC
  44. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Boston Northwest
  45. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 790 sq ft
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  46. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 994 sq ft
    Days on market: 22
    Listed with RE/MAX Achievers
  47. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 820 sq ft
    Days on market: 22
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  48. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 850 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Martocchia REALTORS®
  49. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 759 sq ft
    Days on market: 24
    Listed with Around Town Real Estate
  50. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 690 sq ft
    Days on market: 24
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential

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

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