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: 1
    Listed with Bayside Realty
  2. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 450 sq ft
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Channing Real Estate
  3. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 970 sq ft
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  4. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 596 sq ft
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Century 21 Commonwealth
  5. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Stuart St James, Inc.
  6. 15 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 650 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with ePlace
  7. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 730 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with RE/MAX Leading Edge
  8. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with ePlace
  9. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 610 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with New England Preferred Properties
  10. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 999 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with RE/MAX Leading Edge
  11. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 474 sq ft
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with UW Realty Company
  12. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 774 sq ft
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Unit Realty Group, LLC
  13. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 921 sq ft
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Boston's Luxury Properties
  14. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Centre Realty Group
  15. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 815 sq ft
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with The Niles Company, Inc.
  16. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 700 sq ft
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  17. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 469 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Compass
  18. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 770 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Castles Unlimited®
  19. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
  20. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with NextGen Realty
  21. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Metro Realty Corp.
  22. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 615 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | Back Bay
  23. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 350 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with ePlace
  24. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 705 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
  25. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 650 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Canton
  26. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 600 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  27. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 750 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Tory Row Real Estate
  28. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 873 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  29. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Century 21 Avon
  30. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  31. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 400 sq ft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  32. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Advisors Living - Back Bay
  33. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Charles Associates
  34. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 541 sq ft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Bushari Group Real Estate
  35. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Hope Homes
  36. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 250 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Realty Edge
  37. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 700 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Advantage Realty
  38. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 850 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with ABG Residential d/b/a Cambridge Realty Group
  39. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 674 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with The Niles Company, Inc.
  40. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 520 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with The Niles Company, Inc.
  41. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 663 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Boston Residences, Inc.
  42. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 99,999 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Cambridge Premier Realty
  43. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,060 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Benoit Real Estate Group ,LLC
  44. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Broadway Realty Partners, LLC
  45. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 965 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  46. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 747 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with eXp Realty
  47. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 660 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Boston Local Properties, LLC
  48. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  49. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 870 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Key Realty Group, LLC
  50. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 869 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Phoenix Realty Group

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(all data current as of 8/24/2017)

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