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: 1,300 sq ft
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Boston Luxury Real Estate, LLC
  2. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Boston Luxury Real Estate, LLC
  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,835 sq ft
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Boston Luxury Real Estate, LLC
  4. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 680 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Channing Real Estate
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,135 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Downtown Boston Real Estate, LLC
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 941 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Century 21 Cityside
  7. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,067 sq ft
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with EW Realty
  8. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with RE/MAX Luxury Living RE
  9. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 99,999 sq ft
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  10. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 790 sq ft
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  11. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 801 sq ft
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with The Collaborative Companies
  12. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,850 sq ft
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Home Harmony Realty
  13. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,024 sq ft
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Nuage Investment Realty, LLC
  14. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Supreme Property Solutions
  15. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,565 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Mass Ave.
  16. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,064 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  17. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,960 sq ft
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  18. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,047 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Baymaxx Realty, LLC
  19. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,353 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Blue Ocean Realty, LLC
  20. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,033 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Red Brick Real Estate, LLC
  21. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,222 sq ft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Senne Residential
  22. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,067 sq ft
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Success! Real Estate
  23. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Days on market: 10
    Listed with Century 21 Avon
  24. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,141 sq ft
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with RE/MAX Leading Edge
  25. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 700 sq ft
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Compass
  26. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 11
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  27. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 815 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  28. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,110 sq ft
    Days on market: 12
    Listed with Neumeister Realty, LLC
  29. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,006 sq ft
    Days on market: 13
    Listed with Atlantic Coast Homes
  30. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 14
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  31. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Skylight Real Estate LLC
  32. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 456 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Compass
  33. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Creative Properties
  34. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with Broadway Realty Partners, LLC
  35. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 964 sq ft
    Days on market: 15
    Listed with RCG Rentals
  36. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with Broadway Realty Partners, LLC
  37. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 16
    Listed with Cambridge Realty Group, Inc.
  38. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with New Home Real Estate, LLC
  39. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 17
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  40. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cambridge - Huron Ave.
  41. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,510 sq ft
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Charles Associates
  42. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,098 sq ft
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Compass
  43. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 708 sq ft
    Days on market: 18
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  44. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,182 sq ft
    Days on market: 20
    Listed with Triangle Realty, LLC
  45. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 968 sq ft
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
  46. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Days on market: 21
    Listed with RE/MAX Destiny
  47. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Days on market: 22
    Listed with Sun Property Group
  48. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,019 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
  49. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Cambridge Realty Group, Inc.
  50. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,095 sq ft
    Days on market: 23
    Listed with Fenway Properties

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(all data current as of 5/24/2018)

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