Cambridge is a city located in Middlesex County, and is one of two county seats of it, with the other being nearby Lowell. Located about 10 miles north of Boston, Cambridge sits in the heart of the Greater Boston area, also known as the Boston Metropolitan Area. Home to over 105,000 residents, Cambridge is also the home of two of the world’s most well-known universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also known as MIT. It is also the home of Radcliffe College, which was one of the leading women’s universities in the U.S. before merging with Harvard.
Cambridge was founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists, not long after the founding of the colony of Massachusetts. Named in honor of the University of Cambridge, back in England, and founded primarily for its easily-defensible position, it was originally known as “New Towne,” then “Newtowne” and finally Cambridge, after the famous English university, in 1638. The city was mainly an agricultural town, and with such close ties to Boston was a major breadbasket city for the rest of the colony, in addition to an educational mecca. Though agriculture has largely given way to a more service-based industry, Cambridge is still home to several rural areas even today.
Located so close to Boston, it’s not surprising that the climate of Cambridge is close to that of the largest city in the state. During the summer months average highs usually reach into the low-to-mid 80’s during the day, with overnight lows usually dropping down into the low-to-mid 60’s. During the winter months, average highs tend to reach into the low-to-mid 30’s, with temperatures dropping down into the low 20’s overnight. Snow is common during the winter months, which can make auto transportation to and from the area a bit more difficult and expensive.
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