January 12, 2021
Tagged in: City Highlights

The current pandemic is having an impact on rent prices in major cities and neighborhoods around the U.S. To quantify the impact, we are focusing attention on some of the major cities and neighborhoods in the U.S.  We will be presenting our findings in a series of QuickView” reports.

The subject of this weeks QuickView is a snapshot of average rents in Cambridge, MA. Based on our analysis, the year-over-year rents in Cambridge are decreasing from last year.

Our standard City analysis uses a 6-month LookBack” to establish an average baseline rent. The 6-month LookBack analyzes the rent data from the last 6-months, and for this analysis, the rent data included would be from July 1 – January 1. 

The results from the 6-month LookBack analysis are presented in the table below:


City: Cambridge, MA (average rent)

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As the table shows, 1BR and 2BR units decreased by 15.5% and 16.6%; and, 3BR units decreased by 14.6%. Overall, the Cambridge market has been negatively impacted, especially when compared to other major cities.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts 1-Bedroom Rents: January 2021


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Cambridge, Massachusetts 2-Bedroom Rents: January 2021


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Cambridge, Massachusetts 3-Bedroom Rents: January 2021


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