Why You Should Move Here: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ed Greable August 6, 2018

School System: Ranging from elementary to high school levels, there are just about 20 public schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Cambridge Public Schools (CPS) pride themselves on being a source of academic excellence for the city. The CPS vision: “Rigorous, Joyful, & Culturally Responsive Learning + Personalized Support Builds Postsecondary Success and Engaged Community Members.” Along with the numerous public schools in Cambridge, there are over a dozen independent, private schools as well. 

 

Public Transportation: Cambridge is part of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) through the Red Line, Green Line, and Bus. The Green Line Trolley has one stop and the Red Line has 5 stops in Cambridge. Overall, there are 21 bus lines provided to the Cambridge community by the MBTA. The MBTA makes it easy for members of the Boston and Greater Boston Area communities to travel in, out and around the city of Boston.

 

Amenities: Cambridge is home to thousands of food establishments, each different from the next and all delicious. New restaurants and bars in Cambridge are popping up all of the time, so don’t hesitate to try new things. The city of Cambridge is filled with rich amounts of history, as well! The Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard Square, The Freedom Trail, and Harvard Yard are just a few to name. Cambridge is also home to several colleges, notably Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

 

Employment Opportunities: Like the other cities and towns that make up the Greater Boston Area, Cambridge is a very progressive neighborhood. Home to many small businesses, schools, start-up companies, and corporations there are plenty of job opportunities in the area. According to Simply Hired, there are currently close to 60,000 job opportunities available in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Although Cambridge is a hustling and bustling city, being just shy of three miles outside of Boston, Cambridge residents have access to plenty of jobs in the city, as well. Thanks to the MBTA, the commute into the city is easy and quick!

 

Real Estate: The Cambridge real estate market trends indicate an increase of $32,000 (4%) in median home sales over the past year. The average price per square foot for this same period rose to $885, up from $764. There are always chances to buy, sell, and make a profit in Cambridge. The Boston Globe noted it as one of the top 10 places to live outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

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