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Originally settled in the 1630s by the Puritans, Cambridge today is home to 100,000 residents and students from around the world who study at Harvard, MIT, Radcliffe and Lesley College.

The "squares" of Cambridge offer outstanding options in dining, shopping, museums and historic sites.

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Cambridge ranks high in demographic diversity, medical care and family income. Cambridge ranks low in population density, price of homes and taxes.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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