Cambridge today is an important city and suburb of Boston. It has a population of about 101,000 people. Cambridge's history is a checkered one. It was originally an industrial town but a shift was made toward education in the 1920s as manufacturing declined and both Harvard and MIT became major presences along with the addition of many high-tech companies who located in Cambridge.
Cambridge is a surprisingly walkable city, tucked just out side of Boston. If you are working in Boston and commuting by car, be sure to note the location of your office before you start your apartment search. Commuters Taking Hwy. 93 into the city will want to look for an apartment in East Cambridge. Those off of Hwy. 90 should look into Cambridgeport. The MBTA runs public transportation for the area and there are many convenient bus and rail lines into Boston.