Fresh Pond Place
43 Fresh Pond Place
Fresh Pond Place was built in the early 1980s in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood, just across Huron Avenue from the Fresh Pond Reservation. It was the first planned community of townhouses in condominium ownership. Residents can enjoy beautifully landscaped courtyards, brick walkways, and bridges. There are 57 units at Fresh Pond Place that range in size from 1325 to 1,800 square feet and vary in price between $525,000 and $625,500.
The luxurious condos at Fresh Pond Place fluctuate between two and four levels. They feature hardwood flooring, skylights, central air conditioning, central vac, and garage parking for one or two cars. Guest parking is available. Residents can relax outside on private decks. Select units have greenhouse dining areas, balconies, and patios. The stunning kitchens feature cherry cabinets and granite countertops and are equipped with stainless steel appliances such as a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and stove. The spacious living rooms have oversized windows, allowing for plenty of natural light.
Highlights of Fresh Pond Place:
- Granite countertops
- Cherry cabinets
- Hardwood flooring
- Stainless steel appliances
- Oversized windows
- Central air conditioning
- Private decks
- Greenhouse dining areas, patios, and balconies (select units)
- Guest parking
Here is a list of some of the many amenities at Fresh Pond Place:
- Indoor recreation center with a 16 by 45 feet swimming pool, private changing rooms, sauna, and whirlpool
- A public golf course
- Tennis courts
- A playground
- A 2 ½ mile walking and jogging path around Fresh Pond Reservoir
Another perk to living in Fresh Pond Place is the close proximity to the restaurants and shops in Huron Village and Star Market. Commuters will be pleased by the easy access to the bus line and the Alewife Red Line T stop. It is also easy to get to Route 2 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Located in the scenic Strawberry Hill neighborhood, the Fresh Pond Place condo community is an active resident's dream. Offering such amenities as an indoor recreation center containing a 16-by-45-foot swimming pool with a changing room, a sauna and a whirlpool, the community is also just across Huron Avenue from Fresh Pond Reservation, where you'll find a golf course, basketball and tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, a playground and a 2.5-mile walking and jogging path around Fresh Pond Reservoir that connects to Minuteman Bike Path. The path appeals to outdoor enthusiasts from bird watchers in the spring to cross-country skiers in the winter. Add this to the convenient access to the nearby Alewife MBTA Red Line and Routes 2, 16, 90, 93 and 128, and you'll find life at the community is never boring.
Constructed in the early 1980s, the 57-unit town house community was offered in three phases. The homes are interconnected via brick walkways, bridges and beautifully-landscaped courtyards.
Ranging in size from 1,325 to over 1,800 square feet, the two- to four-floor homes are available in several different floor plans. Each condo features comfortable central air conditioning, skylights, a private deck, a handy in-unit laundry and garage and guest parking accessed through a lower-level driveway.
Select units feature bright kitchens with a greenhouse atrium and private balconies, patios and verandas. The price for one of these highly-desirable homes ranges from $525,000 to just under $750,000.
Also known as Area 13, the Strawberry Hill neighborhood is the highest natural point in the City of Cambridge. The neighborhood's borders include Fresh Pond to the north, Aberdeen Avenue to the east, Belmont to the west and Watertown to the south.
As the glacier retreated around 15,000 years ago, Fresh Pond and the area's hills were created. In contrast to the Charles River, the pond provided valuable fresh water, which attracted European settlers. Since 1856, Fresh Pond has been a source of the City of Cambridge's drinking water supply. A natural oasis within an urban area, Fresh Pond is a favorite destination of pedestrians, bicyclists, bird watchers, artists and students.
Not far from the community, the 174-acre Mount Auburn Cemetery was the first known rural cemetery in the U.S. Added in 2003 to the National Historic Landmark District list, the cemetery is the burial site of many members of the Boston elite. The creation of the cemetery paved the way for future American parks and gardens.
Three historic buildings sit on the ground of Mount Auburn Cemetery. The 62-foot-high granite Washington Tower is an excellent site for viewing the area. Constructed in the 1840s, the granite Bigelow Chapel features beautiful stained-glass windows. The sandstone Story Chapel and Administrative Building was redecorated in 1929 and also features stained glass.
More than 5,000 trees of nearly 700 varieties are found throughout the cemetery. Over 10 miles of roads and paths meander throughout, where bird watchers can view the more than 220 avian species.