Cambridge is certainly not the biggest city on this year's list, but it has so much to offer. The city is known for its high educational standards, and the fact that it is so close to one of the most vibrant metropolitan areas, Boston, makes it a best place to live and work.
Cambridge is the setting for world-renowned educational institutions Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. First settled in 1630 and incorporated as a city in 1846, the 6.2 miles that make up this location are packed full of distinct neighborhoods boasting of a diverse population. Situated across the Charles River from Boston, Cambridge has long been the perfect place for professionals who wish to work in a large city but live on the outskirts. Cambridge offers the perfect location for both residents and businesses. This city is home to many high-tech and biotech companies.
Boston may offer people a great nightlife and cultural experience, but Cambridge offers quite a bit for its residents. The "Squares" of Cambridge are charming neighborhoods rich in adventurous dining options, as well as unique shops, theaters, museums and historic sites. And it is recognized as having the world's largest number of bookstores per capita.
Cambridge has developed into an international community merging history, education, arts and culture within its lively neighborhoods. The city also features many theaters, museums and art centers. With its wide array of attractions and activities, Cambridge is a small place that is chock full of huge opportunities.