Cambridge Apartments under $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. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Year built: 1994
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Prime Realty
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Good School Realty, Inc.
  3. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 528 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Penrose Realty
  4. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 615 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Penrose Realty
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 801 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with The Collaborative Companies
  6. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 472 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Penrose Realty
  7. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 614 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Penrose Realty
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Regatta Realty
  9. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Year built: 1929
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,343 sq ft
    Year built: 1903
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  11. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,422 sq ft
    Year built: 9999
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Compass
  12. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 728 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with United Real Estate, LLC
  13. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Senne Residential
  14. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Senne Residential
  15. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 971 sq ft
    Year built: 2012
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  16. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 970 sq ft
    Year built: 2012
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  17. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,115 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Oyama Investments, Ltd.
  18. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,192 sq ft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty
  19. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 850 sq ft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with House & Garden Management
  20. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 700 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Penrose Realty
  21. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 466 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Penrose Realty
  22. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 785 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Around Town Real Estate
  23. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,125 sq ft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  24. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,113 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Dreamega International Realty LLC
  25. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 970 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Codman Cambridge Side Realty
  26. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 942 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Compass
  27. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 700 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Compass
  28. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Bayside Realty
  29. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,350 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Century 21 Shawmut Properties
  30. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Year built: 1981
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Leading Edge Real Estate
  31. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with Landmark Boston Realty
  32. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,323 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
  33. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,014 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Downtown Boston Real Estate, LLC
  34. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,057 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Senne Residential
  35. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 897 sq ft
    Year built: 1909
    Days on market: 19
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | Back Bay
  36. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,974 sq ft
    Year built: 1889
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with University Real Estate, Harvard Square
  37. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Year built: 1900
    Days on market: 24
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  38. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 27
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
  39. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 897 sq ft
    Year built: 1909
    Days on market: 27
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | Back Bay
  40. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 27
    Listed with Cambridge Realty Group, Inc.
  41. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,400 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 28
    Listed with My Boston Condo
  42. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 99,999 sq ft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 30
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Boston
  43. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 30
    Listed with Apartment Rental Experts LLC
  44. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 31
    Listed with Advantage Realty
  45. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,050 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 31
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  46. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 31
    Listed with Skyline Realty
  47. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,231 sq ft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 35
    Listed with Khachaturian Real Estate
  48. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,648 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market: 36
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  49. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 37
    Listed with East Coast Realty, Inc.
  50. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 817 sq ft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 37
    Listed with Skyline Realty

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(all data current as of 12/13/2018)

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