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Are You Considering Moving to Cambridge?

Home to two of the most prestigious universities in the world, Cambridge, Massachusetts is an academic town like no other. Located right across the Charles River from Boston, it plays an important role in its metropolitan area and is one of the two county seats of Middlesex.

Besides its numerous student population, Cambridge also has a lot of young tech professionals, entrepreneurs, and higher education workers that call it home. Almost two-thirds of Cambridge residents choose to rent instead of own a housing unit and the median rent is over a third higher than the one in Boston.

Higher Education and Beyond

When you say Cambridge MA, you immediately think of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). These two universities together enroll over 45,000 students each year and an additional 10,000 students choose other higher education institutions in the city, like Lesley University or Hult International Business School.

Elementary and secondary schools in Cambridge are also high-rated, which makes the city attractive for families with children. The highly educated workforce is mostly employed in education, research, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, software development, and healthcare.

Where Do You Fancy Living in Cambridge?

While most students at Harvard and MIT prefer to live on campus, especially during the first year, there are many diverse neighborhoods to explore in and around Cambridge and each has its own appeal for different age groups.

Cambridgeport This dense neighborhood bordering MIT is home to many parks, new retail and residential buildings, and a large commercial area, Central Square, which has a diverse mix of restaurants, bars, and shops.

Riverside Nestled between Central Square and Harvard Square, this residential neighborhood along the Charles River is home to a large part of Harvard's student housing as well as some of its academic facilities. Its proximity to the campus also ensures a vibrant nightlife and plenty of dining and entertainment opportunities.

Neighborhood Nine North of Riverside, between Harvard Square and Porter Square, you will find a less dense residential area with a lot of small shops and the 50-acre Danehy Park with athletics and recreational facilities. Activities you can engage in here include softball, soccer, jogging, and biking.

West Cambridge If you are looking for a more laid back neighborhood in touch with nature, you will love its proximity to the Fresh Pond reservoir and park. Smaller neighborhoods that include parts of this reservation are Strawberry Hill and Cambridge Highlands. You can jog and bike on the 2-mile loop around the pond, which is also a popular site for birdwatching, but note that fishing is not allowed.

Last Minute Advice Before Moving to Cambridge

Regardless of the exact area you decide to call home, Cambridge self storage will save you time, energy, and money. There are plenty of storage solutions to choose from, the most popular ones being the small 5' x 5' units. Affordable climate controlled storage units come in handy for both students and small business owners, as they are ideal for protecting their documents from humidity.

With lower storage prices than Boston, which it borders, Cambridge proves to be a convenient location for more than just its residents and, while students often prefer to leave items in storage over summer when they go back home, businesses tend to benefit from 24 hour storage all throughout the year.

Frequently asked questions

What will a 5x5 storage unit hold in Cambridge, MA?

5x5 storage units are recommended for those needing to store items from a dorm room or small studio apartment. This size unit is close to the size of a small walk-in closet or pantry, so you'll be able to fit 5-8 boxes or small furniture items, like a small desk and dresser.

Can you access a storage facility in Cambridge after office hours?

A lot of newer storage facilities in Cambridge do offer access after the office has closed by giving you a gate code or sending one remotely when you need to get to your storage unit. Look for storage facilities that have 24-hour access listed as an amenity or check a facility's listing information on Sparefoot before reserving.

Do storage units in Cambridge, MA require insurance?

Yes, storage facilities in Cambridge, MA do require proof of insurance. If you have homeowner's or renter's insurance, check your coverage before buying insurance from the storage facility.

How tall are storage units in Cambridge, MA?

In Cambridge, MA storage units normally have 8 foot ceilings but the doors are only 7 feet tall.

Can a king size bed fit in a 5x10 storage unit in Cambridge, MA?

Yes, almost all king size beds will fit into a 5x10 storage unit. King size beds are 76 inches wide and 80 inches long, while a California king is 72 inches wide and 84 inches long. Most outdoor storage units in Cambridge have an 8 to 10 foot roll-up door, while an indoor storage unit will have a standard room door.

Cambridge Self-Storage: At A Glance

Does Cambridge student population affect self-storage prices?

Colleges and universities located in or nearby Cambridge include Cambridge College, Harvard University, Lesley University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. College students often need self-storage during summer and winter breaks and can drive prices up during these seasons.

How does seasonality affect Cambridge self-storage prices?

Storage prices in Cambridge tend to be somewhat volatile when compared to other cities. Prices can vary by about $250 monthly depending on the time of year. Cambridge self-storage prices are highest inApril, and lowest in November.

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