An upscale region of Cambridge, West Cambridge is home to many well-to-do residents, creating a posh, though somewhat selective, environment. Find something for everyone while shopping in West Cambridge. It has shopping in the middle of everything. Apartments for rent in West Cambridge are bordered by East Watertown and Allston-Brighton.
Amenities Around the Apartments for Rent
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Residents in the West Cambridge area enjoy being close to a variety of restaurants for a night out, celebrations and more. A few of those are Shilla Restaurant and Wagamama. Not to be overlooked when you're hungry, there are several chain restaurant options in the neighborhood, as well. Ihop Restaurant and Au Bon Pain are both located in the neighborhood.
Residents looking for stress-relief can easily find time to take care of themselves, with options such as Corbu Spa & Salon and Wellbridge Athletic Club in the nearby vicinity. Art lovers: West Cambridge has you got you covered. Loeb Drama Ctr is on Brattle St., for when you need a cultural fix.
For a more extensive list of places in West Cambridge to chow down, chill and enjoy entertainment, glance over the Yelp page.
Star Market and Darwin's Limited, both located on Mount Auburn St., are just a couple of the many grocery stores in the West Cambridge area. If you've got a craving for something sweet, Sweet Cupcakes on Brattle St. or Hidden Sweets, which is also in the area, are both sure to hit the spot.
Store Brands Group and Bob Slate Stationer are only a few of the many retailers located in West Cambridge. Or, if you want to add a touch of color and an artistic flair to your apartment, Mobilia Gallery is on Huron Ave. Value- and brand-conscious shoppers will have easy access to some of their favorite stores and shopping malls. Both Staples and Galleria At Harvard Square are popular shopping spots for residents.
Schools and School Districts
Schools near the apartments in West Cambridge are Buckingham Browne & Nichols School and Next Wave Junior High School. It's a good rule of thumb to talk with school districts in the area to get the final word on what schools serve the apartments for rent in the area you are most interested.
The Cambridge Public district offers 12 elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. In terms of student-teacher ratios and student-body size, Cambridge Public district trumps Benjamin Banneker Charter Public (District) with fewer students per teacher and a lower number of enrolled students. Cambridge Public district has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public (District).
Neighborhood Demographics and Costs of Living
With its attractive range of amenities and overall charm, West Cambridge is a more expensive city than nearby East Watertown. While East Watertown's average cost per household comes to $55.7K/year, West Cambridge's comes to $124.0K/year.
The neighborhood of East Watertown is somewhat different from West Cambridge in terms of median age and household size, although comparable by percentage of households with children. In West Cambridge the median age is 31, while in East Watertown it's 20. In West Cambridge, the average household size is 2.25 people, and it's 2.07 people in East Watertown. The percentage of households that have children is the exact same for each neighborhood, at 17%.
At $212.4K, the average income level in West Cambridge is significantly higher than that of East Watertown's, which stands at $71.9K.