CAMBRIDGE + SOMERVILLE

The communities of Cambridge and Somerville are perfect examples of New England's sought-after appeal.

Welcome to Cambridge/Somerville

An enclave boasting a hip and lush urban vibe

 
Dubbed "Boston's Left Bank," the cities of Cambridge and Somerville are where charm meets character. While most people regard these two cities as an extension of the Boston metro area, they are cities in their own right, each boasting their own special features. With bubbling downtowns hosting iconic cultural centers coupled with colonial-style neighborhoods, the communities of Cambridge and Somerville are perfect examples of New England's sought-after appeal. Some of the world’s best Ivy League schools and universities are located in Cambridge and Somerville. The picturesque campuses of Harvard, MIT, Tuft University, and the University of Cambridge nestle up to busy commercial streets thriving with cafes, malls, boutiques, and bookstores. Residential streets are just as captivating with friendly neighbors, well-appointed homes, and spacious lots. 
 

What to Love

  • Wide range of exotic dining options
  • A vibrant performing arts scene
  • Beautiful fall scenery
  • Tranquil and exotic parks 
  • Home to world-class historic museums
 

Local Lifestyle

Cambridge and Somerville’s central location close to world-class colleges and Boston’s thriving downtown hub makes it a sublime place to live, work, study, and play. Bistros and street cafes are full of students gathering for study sessions or professionals grabbing a cup of coffee before commuting to work, and parks and museums are frequently visited by families and artists. The area’s thriving technology and business districts make it a wonderful place for young entrepreneurs.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Longtime local favorite Oleana serves simple but well-crafted Mediterranean cuisine wrapped in fantastic flavor combinations. This restaurant has been the heart and soul of Cambridge since its inception in 2001. Organic veggie wraps, fresh salads, and refreshing smoothies are just a few of the items on the menu at Life Alive, a family-friendly and funky restaurant located on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. Somerville’s Tasty Mo:Mo is not only known for its catchy name but its quick-serve, laidback eatery serving dumplings with spicy sauces and thali platters. While visiting, be sure to order the chili chicken momos. 
 
Just a short walk from Harvard Street is The Garment District, a unique retail apparel store with a wide selection of apparel, accessories, and shoes. 
 

Things to Do

A walk through Harvard Square is a treat. This intersection between major roads makes it a prime location for shopping and dining. Its stunning architecture makes incredible background for pictures. 
 
The Fresh Pond Reservation’s 155 acres surrounding a vast pond attract outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. The area’s trails cutting through lush forests and fields are great for jogging, cycling, and walking. 
 
Experience the big screen in a quaint setting at The Brattle Theater near Harvard Square. This tiny movie theater house boasts one screen. Watch a thrilling rowing race at the Head of the Charles Regatta, held every October on the Charles River. 
 

Schools

The Cambridge Public School District serves the city of Cambridge, while Somerville Public Schools serves the community of Somerville. Acclaimed public and private schools serving the area include:
 
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Tufts University
 

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Overview for CAMBRIDGE + SOMERVILLE, MA

117,822 people live in CAMBRIDGE + SOMERVILLE, where the median age is 31.9 and the average individual income is $61,035.77. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

117,822

Total Population

31.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$61,035.77

Average individual Income

Around CAMBRIDGE + SOMERVILLE, MA

There's plenty to do around CAMBRIDGE + SOMERVILLE, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
97
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
75
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including House of Lavash, Cobble, and Love Child.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.87 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.27 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.39 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.88 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.53 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.96 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for CAMBRIDGE + SOMERVILLE, MA

CAMBRIDGE + SOMERVILLE has 47,449 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in CAMBRIDGE + SOMERVILLE do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 117,822 people call CAMBRIDGE + SOMERVILLE home. The population density is 18,627.29 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

117,822

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

31.9

Median Age

50.17 / 49.83%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
47,449

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$61,035.77

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in CAMBRIDGE + SOMERVILLE, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby CAMBRIDGE + SOMERVILLE. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
The Cambridge Matignon School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
International School Of Boston
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Rindge Avenue Upper School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Fayerweather Street School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Vassal Lane Upper School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Cambridge Friends School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
International School Of Boston
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Putnam Avenue Upper School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Malik Academy/ Al Bustan Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Fletcher/Maynard Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Community Charter School of Cambridge
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Cambridge Rindge and Latin
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Martin Luther King Junior
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Cambridge Street Upper School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
St Pauls Choir School
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
James F Farr Academy
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 1st
No rating available

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