Cambridge Middlesex County Massachusetts
Cambridge Middlesex County Massachusetts

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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Introduction
Middlesex County is part of the Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metropolitan Area. Interestingly, The county serves only as a geographical boundary – back in 1997, the Massachusetts legislature abolished the Middlesex County government because it had become insolvent. Property taxes, education, road maintenance and other traditional county duties are actually handled by individual municipalities throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the state government takes care of everything else.

Middlesex County has a large population, several thriving industries, and one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the nation – one that predates the nation by a solid century. It offers easy access to New England megalopolis like Boston, and has enough of its own art and culture to be completely overshadowed by its neighbor in Suffolk County. It has a lot to recommend it.

Here, we’ll explore the parts of the area of most interest to Middlesex County condo investors, as well as people eager to move to the area. This will include the largest cities in the ‘county’, Cambridge and Lowell, as well as the up-and-coming city of Somerville, Massachusetts. We’ll also look at some of the neighborhoods in these cities which typically prove most attractive to anyone looking to buy a condo in Middlesex County.


The Climate in Middlesex County
Middlesex County is wet, with comfortable summers and cool winters. On average, it gets 48 inches of rain each year, where the US average is 38. In addition, it gets 52 inches of snow most years, where the US as a whole averages 28 inches.

However, Middlesex County isn’t ‘rainy’. It gets, on average, 200 sunny days per year. The national average is 205, so you would be unlikely to notice the difference. It gets some kind of precipitation – rain or snow – 129 days out of the average year.

Of more interest to anyone looking to rent a condo in Middlesex County, Massachusetts is the temperature. Middlesex County’s hottest days are usually in July, when the average high temperature is just 83 degrees F. The coldest month is typically January, when the overnight low temperatures average at 17 degrees F.


Things To See And Do In Middlesex County
Middlesex County is the most densely populated in New England, and a solid part of the Boston–Cambridge–Newton, MA–NH Metropolitan Area. That means if you do buy a Middlesex County condo, there will always be something happening a short drive from you… or even just across the street.

Examples include hiking the Walden Pond State Reservation, exploring the Harvard Museum of Natural History, spending the day at the MIT Museum or the Harvard Art Museums, taking a picnic to John F. Kennedy Park, exploring Lowell National Historic Park, canoeing or kayaking the Charles River, taking the kids to the Legoland Discovery Center or biking the Battle Road Trail.

History of Middlesex County Massachusetts

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A History of Middlesex County
Middlesex County came into being when the Massachusetts General Court divided the colony into four ‘shires’ in 1643. By 1649 Cambridge was effectively the county seat. In 1775, Middlesex saw the first armed conflict of the Revolutionary war.

Middlesex County has been the home of Harvard University since it was created, that school having been founded in 1636. MIT was founded in 1861, Boston College in 1863 and Tufts University in 1852, as well as many others founded in the 20th century.

Much of Middlesex County was ceded to Suffolk County, when nearby Boston annexed its surrounding towns in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Middlesex had by then largely become a divided county, with county seats in both Lowell and Cambridge. And then the county government was dissolved entirely.

There are plenty of condos in Middlesex County, and no one looking to buy a condo in Middlesex should feel put-off by the lack of a county government. Middlesex is one of 8 ‘counties’ with only local and state governments in Massachusetts, and all are thriving under the decades-old arrangement.

Middlesex County today is a major center of manufacturing, but other industries in the county include agriculture, technology, aerospace and defense.

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Middlesex County Namesake

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How Middlesex County Got Its Name
Middlesex County in Massachusetts was named after Middlesex County in England. In Old England, Middlesex County is the location of London, and today it is entirely within Greater London.

The name ‘Middlesex’ comes from being the middle province of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Essex – Middle Essex, before England was unified under one government.

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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Introduction
Middlesex County is part of the Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metropolitan Area. Interestingly, The county serves only as a geographical boundary – back in 1997, the Massachusetts legislature abolished the Middlesex County government because it had become insolvent. Property taxes, education, road maintenance and other traditional county duties are actually handled by individual municipalities throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the state government takes care of everything else.

Middlesex County has a large population, several thriving industries, and one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the nation – one that predates the nation by a solid century. It offers easy access to New England megalopolis like Boston, and has enough of its own art and culture to be completely overshadowed by its neighbor in Suffolk County. It has a lot to recommend it.

Here, we’ll explore the parts of the area of most interest to Middlesex County condo investors, as well as people eager to move to the area. This will include the largest cities in the ‘county’, Cambridge and Lowell, as well as the up-and-coming city of Somerville, Massachusetts. We’ll also look at some of the neighborhoods in these cities which typically prove most attractive to anyone looking to buy a condo in Middlesex County.


The Climate in Middlesex County
Middlesex County is wet, with comfortable summers and cool winters. On average, it gets 48 inches of rain each year, where the US average is 38. In addition, it gets 52 inches of snow most years, where the US as a whole averages 28 inches.

However, Middlesex County isn’t ‘rainy’. It gets, on average, 200 sunny days per year. The national average is 205, so you would be unlikely to notice the difference. It gets some kind of precipitation – rain or snow – 129 days out of the average year.

Of more interest to anyone looking to rent a condo in Middlesex County, Massachusetts is the temperature. Middlesex County’s hottest days are usually in July, when the average high temperature is just 83 degrees F. The coldest month is typically January, when the overnight low temperatures average at 17 degrees F.


Things To See And Do In Middlesex County
Middlesex County is the most densely populated in New England, and a solid part of the Boston–Cambridge–Newton, MA–NH Metropolitan Area. That means if you do buy a Middlesex County condo, there will always be something happening a short drive from you… or even just across the street.

Examples include hiking the Walden Pond State Reservation, exploring the Harvard Museum of Natural History, spending the day at the MIT Museum or the Harvard Art Museums, taking a picnic to John F. Kennedy Park, exploring Lowell National Historic Park, canoeing or kayaking the Charles River, taking the kids to the Legoland Discovery Center or biking the Battle Road Trail.

Middlesex County, MA Demographics

Middlesex County, MA Demographics

Population
In 2020, the US Census Bureau counted a population of 1,632,002 for Middlesex County. The county included just over 645,000 housing units in 2019, with 62.1% of them being owner-occupied. Those with plans for renting condos in Middlesex County, MA will be cheered that more than 4400 building permits were issued in 2020 alone.

Household income
The median household income for residents of Middlesex County in 2020 was $106,202. Roughly 7% of Middlesex County residents live in poverty.

Education
Nearly 94% of Middlesex County residents have high school diplomas, and just over 51% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Average salary
As of 2019, the average salary for men in Middlesex County was $90,776 per year, while women averaged $70,026.

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Why should you buy a condo in Middlesex County, MA?

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Why Buy A Condo In Middlesex County?
Middlesex County has a lot to offer, and not just for students attending Cambridge or MIT. As a part of the Boston Metropolitan Area, cities like Cambridge and Somerville offer access to everything big city New England has to offer, but at a much lower cost of living – something anyone considering renting condos in Middlesex County, MA should be happy to hear. It also offers a thriving economy and plenty of art and culture locally. New England is more than just Boston and NY, after all.

Middlesex County Art and Culture
A few of Middlesex County’s most noteworthy festivals and events (and excuses to look at condos in Middlesex) include the Lowell Puerto Rican Festival, the Clustertruck Food Truck Festival, Lowell RiverFest, Bolton Fair, Lowell Folk Festival, Cambridge Carnival International, Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival, the Donna Summer Disco Party, Saint Peter's Fiesta, Oak Grove Fair, the City of Cambridge Dance Party, the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade and the Quincy August Moon Festival.



Top 3 Reasons People Want To Buy Middlesex County Condos
People come to the region for many different purposes. But here are 3 good reasons you might want to consider one of the many Middlesex County condos for sale today:

Commutes are short, even if you work in Boston. The average Middlesex County commuter is a mere 31 minutes from work. By New England standards, that’s practically nothing!
Incomes in Middlesex are high. The median household income of Middlesex County is $106,202. Compared to that for the state of MA as a whole, (barely more than $80,0000, that’s a lot.
There is so much variety. With 42 towns and 12 cities to choose from, you can find any kind of living situation you want, from a high-rise Middlesex County condo to a single-family home with plenty of land.

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Why Middlesex County?

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Is A Middlesex County Condo Right For You? People want to be near Boston. They want to work in Boston. They want to play in Boston. They want to be part of the Bostin culture. But they don’t all want to actually live in Boston. Others want to live and work in the heart of New England without spending too much time in ‘the big city’ at all. If you belong to either group, it might be a great idea to buy a condo in Middlesex County. You’ll have easy access to everything the biggest cities in the region have to offer, but also to the countryside and the ‘small town vibe’ so many are hunting for these days.

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