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. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Boston City Properties
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 850 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with ABG Residential d/b/a Cambridge Realty Group
  3. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 988 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Real Estate 109
  4. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Success! Real Estate
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,720 sq ft
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Coldwell Banker - The Hammond Group
  6. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,150 sq ft
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with My Boston Condo
  7. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,098 sq ft
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Bushari Group Real Estate
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,218 sq ft
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Hillman Real Estate
  9. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Point Plus Rentals
  10. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,626 sq ft
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Craft Realty
  11. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,001 sq ft
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Brookline
  12. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,860 sq ft
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Greater Boston Properties, Inc
  13. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Boston City Properties
  14. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,073 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  15. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 851 sq ft
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with RMG Realty
  16. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,033 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Compass
  17. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 958 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with The Charles Realty
  18. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 99,999 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Point Plus Rentals
  19. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with ePlace
  20. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,828 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Point Plus Rentals
  21. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,125 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Elizabeth & Associates
  22. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC
  23. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,700 sq ft
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Sunward Real Estate
  24. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,098 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  25. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,872 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Robert Paul Properties
  26. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 925 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Irwin & Company
  27. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Point Plus Rentals
  28. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Point Plus Rentals
  29. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  30. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,944 sq ft
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with Benoit Real Estate Group ,LLC
  31. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,140 sq ft
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  32. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with Point Plus Rentals
  33. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 965 sq ft
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with Gaia Realty & Advisors, LLC
  34. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,287 sq ft
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty
  35. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with Charles Associates
  36. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,850 sq ft
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Home Harmony Realty
  37. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,210 sq ft
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Around Town Real Estate
  38. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,155 sq ft
    Days on market: 19
    Listed with RE/MAX Best Choice
  39. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,156 sq ft
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  40. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  41. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with The Senne Company
  42. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  43. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 875 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Point Plus Rentals
  44. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 775 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Point Plus Rentals
  45. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with The Senne Company
  46. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 902 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  47. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 24
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  48. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 24
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  49. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,690 sq ft
    Days on market: 25
    Listed with Bean Group
  50. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 680 sq ft
    Days on market: 25
    Listed with WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Channing Real Estate

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(all data current as of 6/24/2017)

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