Cambridge, Md., is a seaport town situated on the Chesapeake peninsula in the state's eastern shore. Residents enjoy a historical, maritime community with many opportunities to live, grow and work in Dorchester County. Cambridge has a population of approximately 12,300. People who search for Cambridge apartments for rent will find themselves a quaint, patriotic town.
The Cambridge area was once home to the Nation of Abacos Native Americans. It grew as a seaport town and became popular for its wooden boat-building and delicious catches of the day. The county was also home to a very important woman in history, Harriet Tubman. The area has preserved her memory with the Harriet Tubman Museum & Education Center to help children learn about how one of their own lead dozens of slaves to freedom.
Cambridge is a large manufacturing community and its residents find jobs in maintenance occupations as carpenters, trucks drivers and electrical equipment mechanics. The town has three hospitals within 30 miles of it and several higher education institutions nearby, including Salisbury University and the United State Naval Academy. Dorchester County Public School students excel under the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) that are in place to improve student achievement
Residents and visitors alike take in the area's beauty in its many city parks and at the Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin, which is an ideal stop for boats of all sizes. The town offers many beds and breakfasts and fabulous seafood restaurants. It also holds several museums.
This all-American community is very tight-knit, and residents look forward to annual events that bring everyone together. These include Taste of Cambridge and Crab Cook-off, the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta, Hot Sauce and Oyster Fest and Dorchester County Christmas Parade.
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