Melrose Massachusetts is a suburban city located 7 miles north of Boston with a population of 31,898, and geographic area of 4.8 miles.
Primarily residential, Melrose is renowned for its exquisite Victorian and Colonial homes graced by mature tree lined streets. At the heart of the community, lies a charming Victorian downtown area abutted to the north by scenic Ell pond. Melrose is interspersed with open spaces a provided by recreational parks, two golf courses, Pine Banks Park, and a garden city ‘green belt’ that includes the Middlesex Fells Reservation.
First settled in the 1700’s, Melrose has recently celebrated its centennial as a self-governing city. Melrose is proud of its fine schools and over 100 active civic organizations. These organizations include the 100 year old chamber of commerce, 80 years young Melrose Symphony Orchestra, and Melrose Massachusetts Television station.
With 3 commuter rail stations, nearby Orange line T access at Oak Grove, and convenient access to routes 1, 93, and 128, Melrose residents enjoy wonderful commuter options without the drawback of a highway that slices through the community.