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. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Broadway Realty Partners, LLC
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,365 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Cambridge Realty Group, Inc.
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,316 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Boston
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 906 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with RE/MAX Leading Edge
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Skyline Realty
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Skyline Realty
  7. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,073 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  8. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 11,761 sqft
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  9. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 977 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Hillman Real Estate
  10. 6 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,410 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  11. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,134 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Baymaxx Realty, LLC
  12. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
  13. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 2.77 ac
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  14. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,438 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  15. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with First Cambridge International Realty, Inc.
  16. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,016 sq ft
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Hillman Real Estate
  17. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,400 sq ft
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Belmont
  18. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Belmont
  19. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,345 sq ft
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Compass
  20. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,067 sq ft
    Days on market: 24
    Listed with EW Realty
  21. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Days on market: 25
    Listed with Charles Associates
  22. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 913 sq ft
    Days on market: 28
    Listed with Hillman Real Estate
  23. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Days on market: 28
    Listed with Charles Associates
  24. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,256 sq ft
    Days on market: 30
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  25. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 9,999 sq ft
    Days on market: 30
    Listed with Charlesgate Realty Group, llc
  26. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 860 sq ft
    Days on market: 33
    Listed with Wanli Real Estate Brokerage
  27. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 34
    Listed with RE/MAX Leading Edge
  28. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 36
    Listed with Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty
  29. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,890 sq ft
    Days on market: 37
    Listed with Century 21 Cityside
  30. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,324 sq ft
    Days on market: 42
    Listed with Bushari Group Real Estate
  31. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 700 sq ft
    Days on market: 42
    Listed with Bushari Group Real Estate
  32. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 9,999 sq ft
    Days on market: 42
    Listed with Charlesgate Realty Group, llc
  33. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 700 sq ft
    Days on market: 42
    Listed with Bushari Group Real Estate
  34. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,690 sq ft
    Days on market: 42
    Listed with Bean Group
  35. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,366 sq ft
    Days on market: 44
    Listed with Tory Row Real Estate
  36. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 46
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  37. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Days on market: 47
    Listed with Channing Real Estate
  38. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,420 sq ft
    Days on market: 48
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Boston
  39. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Days on market: 49
    Listed with Burns Realty & Investments
  40. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,534 sq ft
    Days on market: 49
    Listed with Boston Advanced Realty, LLC
  41. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,050 sq ft
    Days on market: 50
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  42. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,049 sq ft
    Days on market: 50
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  43. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 51
    Listed with The Niles Company, Inc.
  44. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,722 sq ft
    Days on market: 57
    Listed with Realty Executives
  45. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Days on market: 65
    Listed with Boston Rental Exchange, Inc.
  46. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,064 sq ft
    Days on market: 69
    Listed with Regatta Realty, LLC
  47. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,064 sq ft
    Days on market: 72
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
  48. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 6,560 sq ft
    Days on market: 73
    Listed with Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
  49. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 680 sq ft
    Days on market: 73
    Listed with Harborside Sotheby's International Realty
  50. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 650 sq ft
    Days on market: 73
    Listed with Harborside Sotheby's International Realty

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(all data current as of 1/16/2018)

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