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386595 01: A Red Line subway car, known as the T in Boston, crosses the Charles River March 12, 2001 in Cambridge, MA. Boston's subway system, the oldest in the nation, has plans to auction off the rights to name four of its busiest stations. Last week's pre-bid meeting brought no potential bidders. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)

If you live in Cambridge, you hit the jackpot today. A review site called “Niche” has ranked cities in America based on  public schools, family friendliness, nightlife, outdoor activities, diversity, health and fitness and commuting.  As far as cost of living, crime and safety Cambridge did not fare very well, earning a C.  “Living in Cambridge offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Cambridge there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks,” Niche states. “Many young professionals live in Cambridge and residents tend to be liberal.”

What about the best cities to live in MA? Check out our list based on the same criteria below:

Best cities to live in Massachusetts

  • Waltham, Massachusetts

  • Lexington, Massachusetts

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  • Leverett, Massachusetts

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  • Cambridge, Massachusetts

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  • Winchester, Massachusetts

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  • Newton, Massachusetts

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  • Sharon, Massachusetts

  • Provincetown, Massachusetts

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  • Marblehead, Massachusetts

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