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: 1,135 sq ft
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,175 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 940 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 943 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  6. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 720 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Compass
  7. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,254 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  8. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,098 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Compass
  9. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,098 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Compass
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Emma Rothfeld RE
  11. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,504 sq ft
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with The Barry Group
  12. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Leading Edge Real Estate
  13. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 9,999 sq ft
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Live Realty Boston
  14. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 9,999 sq ft
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Live Realty Boston
  15. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 9,999 sq ft
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Charlesgate Realty Group, llc
  16. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 790 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  17. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 840 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  18. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,218 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  19. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Bayside Realty
  20. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 850 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  21. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Channing Real Estate
  22. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,054 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  23. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,350 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Senne Residential
  24. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,050 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Senne Residential
  25. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Senne Residential
  26. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 990 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Senne Residential
  27. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Metropolis Realty
  28. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Metropolis Realty
  29. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,192 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
  30. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Bayside Realty
  31. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 570 sq ft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Tory Row Real Estate
  32. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 2,500 sq ft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Tory Row Real Estate
  33. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  34. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,073 sq ft
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  35. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,152 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Oxford Street Realty
  36. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,154 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Robert Paul Properties
  37. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Old New England Properties
  38. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with Charles Associates
  39. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 910 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Compass
  40. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 700 sq ft
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with Compass
  41. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,160 sq ft
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  42. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 728 sq ft
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with United Real Estate, LLC
  43. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 966 sq ft
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Boston
  44. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with Bayside Realty
  45. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 680 sq ft
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Compass
  46. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 850 sq ft
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  47. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,050 sq ft
    Days on market: 22
    Listed with Hope Homes
  48. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,125 sq ft
    Days on market: 22
    Listed with Robert Paul Properties
  49. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Benjamin Apartments & Cityside Homes
  50. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 951 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty

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(all data current as of 7/18/2018)

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