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Top 5 Reasons to Call Alewife Home


Alewife anchors the western edge of our city with its 370 acres fondly referred to as “The Gateway to Cambridge.” The area’s recent apartment boom has attracted individuals from in and out of Cambridge who now call the neighborhood home. Following this transition has been a more vibrant, community-oriented lifestyle.

Once an area to hop on the Red Line, Alewife has become a walkable community where everything you need is just steps from your front door at Fuse Cambridge. Here are our top 5 reasons to call Alewife home!

1. The Alewife Brook Reservation

Introducing our adopted “backyard.”

Not many would equate nature with the Alewife region, but the area contains a large environmental preservation, including the stunning Alewife Brook Reservation.

This gorgeous preserve is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, so you can rely on consistent maintenance of trails and safety.

And to all the wildlife lovers, it’s highly likely that you’ll have the chance catch a glimpse of one of the many species who’ve also made the area home. Some of which include herons, hawks, beavers, snapping turtles and more.

The Alewife Brook Reservation also serves as an excellent spot for running, biking, or simply strolling. At Fuse you won’t have to travel far to remove yourself from the everyday stresses of the city – you’ll find the bike path right out back!

As for other reasons to move into the area? You better believe we have more.

2. Dining

There’s a variety of dining experiences in and around Alewife. Whether you’re in the mood for cozy cafés, exploring your pallet at ethnic restaurants, or fine dining for a big night out – Alewife offers a wide selection of menus to try.

Jasper White’s Summer Shack, Craigie on Main and Oleana may ring a few bells, but residents here have also fallen in love with Tupelo and Salts. Both of which we like to call the hidden gems of Cambridge.

Not to mention all the best places for a quick pit stop. You’ll find hidden joints and bustling restaurants for evening soirees and late night drinks all around you. And a number of which are within a walkable distance.

3. Retail

Aside from the assortment of dining experiences, Alewife also offers a selection of retail food stores for when you’re preparing a meal from the comforts of your home. Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Cambridge Wine & Spirits, and the Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont Center - to name a few.

4. Theaters & Museums

Movie Addict? You’re covered.

Both the Fresh Pond Cinema and Arlington Capitol Theater will offer you the latest showings of all your favorite films. From the new release of a Marvel movie to Frozen 2 (We can only hope.), you’ll never miss the latest and greatest.

Indulge with a bag of popcorn, your favorite soda and relax!

For those seeking their fill of culture and are all about learning something new, the city has several museums that offer interactive, engaging, surroundings. The

Cambridge Art Association, and Harvard Museum of Natural History are all worth checking out.

5. Pet Services

Crazy cat lady? Dog Lover?

Not only will you love the Fuse and the surrounding area, but your pets will too!

Love Cats, LaundroMutt, and Crate Escape are all places perfect for pet pampering and other services.

In addition to these services the area itself offers a safe, clean, and friendly environment for you and your furry friends to walk and enjoy.


Alewife is found just off of the well-traveled Route 2, and is famously known as the last stop on the Red Line, which of course, we like to refer as the first stop!

Make the area your permanent home and “get away to it all” at Fuse Cambridge!