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Old 03-21-2016, 09:49 AM
 
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Its fine. Just dont be a dumbayuss. You'll be fine. Oh, but try to avoid the Hooverville behind the station loop road.
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:37 AM
 
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Alewife is fine, but it's Cambridge and its a city so don't be walking around late at night with kids etc etc. But that area is turning over fast, big money going in that area. gl
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Cleveland and Columbus OH
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Alewife is fine, but it's Cambridge and its a city so don't be walking around late at night with kids etc etc. But that area is turning over fast, big money going in that area. gl
Many parts of Cambridge are totally safe and fine at any time. Alewife is not one of those.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:04 PM
 
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Many parts of Cambridge are totally safe and fine at any time. Alewife is not one of those.
oh come on. Really? What makes Alewife any different than Central/Harvard really? OP I lived in Cambridge for over 10 years. It's fine.
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Old 03-22-2016, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Cleveland and Columbus OH
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oh come on. Really? What makes Alewife any different than Central/Harvard really? OP I lived in Cambridge for over 10 years. It's fine.
Haha don't know if serious or not. Harvard square has constant pedestrian activity, tons of businesses with their own security, Harvard university police and Cambridge police. Central is a bit seedier than Harvard, true. But alewife is by definitely the worst part of Cambridge.

By the way, you said you lived (past tense) in Cambridge (not specifying where), so I don't think your post carries as much weight as you want it to.

Nobody has ever said "let's go hang out in alewife tonight." I'm not suggesting it's basically mattapan, but it's definitely the worst part of Cambridge.
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Have it out all you like, y'all, but the OP made their decision 7 years ago.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:27 AM
 
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Alewife is fine, but it's Cambridge and its a city so don't be walking around late at night with kids etc etc. But that area is turning over fast, big money going in that area. gl
Wait, what?? I walk around Cambridge and Somerville at night almost every day, and yes often with the kids. Never ever had one problem or felt unsafe.
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Old 03-23-2016, 01:22 PM
 
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Haha don't know if serious or not. Harvard square has constant pedestrian activity, tons of businesses with their own security, Harvard university police and Cambridge police. Central is a bit seedier than Harvard, true. But alewife is by definitely the worst part of Cambridge.

By the way, you said you lived (past tense) in Cambridge (not specifying where), so I don't think your post carries as much weight as you want it to.

Nobody has ever said "let's go hang out in alewife tonight." I'm not suggesting it's basically mattapan, but it's definitely the worst part of Cambridge.
Plenty of crime in Harvard Square, security, lol. Never see any police in Harvard Square except giving out tickets. There are bums and degenerates all over Central Square.

Moved out of Cambridge 2 years ago, lived in Central/Harvard/Inman and Mid-Cambridge, but my job took and takes me to Alewife all the time. Where do you live?

Nobody says lets go hang in Alewife because there isn't much going on there besides some shopping. I would personally call East Cambridge the "worst" part of Cambridge...but that's me.

Cheers.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Boston,MA
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Yes the public housing projects are nearby, but the area has certainly evolved over the years. For me, $2500+ even with the free rent offers from those communities seems steep for a corporate office park setting and nothing within walking distance besides a strip mall but to each their own.
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:03 PM
 
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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Totally fine, just boring. I wouldn't want to live there, but I pass through there on foot (going from Belmont up the bike path, down rindge, into Somerville) multiple times a week, often late at night. It's totally benign. I used to hang there in the late 80s/early 90s and that was a bit of different story. It definitely had some sketchiness 20+ years ago, but that's where the Foodtown Skate Posse and Maximus Motor Sports was, so I hung out there a bit. Now? Fine, just not much going on.
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