Best Places to Live

Cambridge, MA

Population: 107,916
LIV
SCORE
665
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Go to the head of the class for knowing that Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are both in Cambridge! In addition, this smart city is home to numerous tech firms and entrepreneurial ventures.

On the Best Places to Live list for five straight years, Cambridge is a historic New England community with three high-ranking medical centers, multiple parks and a range of neighborhoods and housing options. College students, residents and visitors can enjoy a thriving entertainment scene with 25 popular nightspots, and Livability.com ranks Cambridge as one of the best cities in America to hear live music. Also plentiful are festivals, including the Cambridge Arts River Festival that has occurred for 40 years.

Want to know more about why Cambridge is a Best Place to Live? Here you go!

Cambridge, MA Ranking Data

Civic
72
Demographics
65
Economy
73
Education
82
Health
82
Housing
40
Infrastructure
56