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, 1 bath
    Home size: 893 sq ft
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with ePlace
  4. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Channing Real Estate
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 850 sq ft
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with RE/MAX Leading Edge
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 850 sq ft
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with RE/MAX Leading Edge
  7. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Centre Realty Group
  8. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 944 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Boston City Properties
  9. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Alcove Realty
  10. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 5,555 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  11. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 750 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  12. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,690 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Bean Group
  13. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,350 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with RE/MAX Partners
  14. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,296 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential
  15. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Success! Real Estate
  16. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,127 sq ft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Burns Realty & Investments
  17. 3 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 1,280 sq ft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Historical Homes
  18. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 656 sq ft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Bushari Group Real Estate
  19. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,074 sq ft
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Nuage Investment Realty, LLC
  20. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Advantage Realty
  21. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Regatta Realty, LLC
  22. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 897 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | South End
  23. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 970 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Boston City Properties
  24. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,956 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  25. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,099 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Hillman Real Estate
  26. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with C. Brendan Noonan & Co.
  27. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,700 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Channing Real Estate
  28. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Advantage Realty
  29. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Bayside Realty
  30. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Juniper Realty & Associates
  31. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,318 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  32. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,025 sq ft
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with Atlas Properties
  33. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,560 sq ft
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with Tory Row Real Estate
  34. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Charles Associates
  35. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 999 sq ft
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with New Home Realty
  36. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 748 sq ft
    Days on market: 19
    Listed with Hillman Real Estate
  37. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  38. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,098 sq ft
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with Bushari Group Real Estate
  39. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 700 sq ft
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with Bushari Group Real Estate
  40. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 700 sq ft
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with Bushari Group Real Estate
  41. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 875 sq ft
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Point Plus Rentals
  42. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  43. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with My Boston Condo
  44. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,369 sq ft
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Codman Cambridge Side Realty
  45. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Days on market: 22
    Listed with ePlace
  46. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,332 sq ft
    Days on market: 22
    Listed with The Niles Company, Inc.
  47. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,180 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  48. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,212 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Channing Real Estate
  49. 0 beds, 2 baths
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Midtown Properties, Inc.
  50. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,025 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Century 21 Cityside

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

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