Welcome to Melrose, Massachusetts
The best of both worlds is waiting for you just 7 miles north of Boston in Melrose, MA. This small city in Middlesex County is largely residential and is known for its grand homes and ample greenery, despite being only 4.67 square miles and housing almost 30,000 people. At the city center sits Ell Pond, contributing unique scenery to the quaint downtown area and thriving business community. The community in Melrose is notoriously close-knit and neighborhood-centric, supplying residents with the desirable compromise of city and nature that has earned Melrose a recurring spot on Realtor.com’s “Ten Hottest ZIP Codes in the US” list.
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Melrose MA Real Estate
Melrose, MA is a self-proclaimed “city of homes” and prides itself on centering neighborhoods in the community. The numerous beautiful homes built in Melrose, MA range from modern and sleek renovations to grandly preserved Victorian homes dating back to the 19th century. Many houses boast large front porches where residents of Melrose love to relax in their free time, adding to the highly social nature of the community.
Melrose MA Housing Stats
Median Sales Price: $850,000 Population: 29,312
Average Days on Market: 12 Median Household Income: $125,229
# of Homes Sold: 47 Home Ownership Rate: 53.3
Things to Do in Melrose, MA
While Melrose provides you with proximity to everyday necessities like grocery stores and car repair, it also is teeming with unique places just waiting to be explored. The quality of life in Melrose is heightened by the open spaces that provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation. In addition, there are various local businesses thriving in the city that help make Melrose the self-sufficient community it is.
Popular Restaurants in Melrose MA:
- Turner’s Seafood Grill and Market - High-quality New England Seafood with the tagline “Anything fresher still swims!”. THE place for seafood.
- Wood & Fire - Authentic Neapolitan Pizza prepared in a wood-fired oven
- Ernie’s Lunch LLC - Local favorite, family-run diner serving breakfast all day, 5:30AM-2PM
Melrose MA Attractions:
- Melrose Symphony Orchestra
- The longest-running volunteer symphony orchestra in the USA returns for their 105th season in 2022. They typically have five concerts per season played at Memorial Hall on Main Street.
- Annual Victorian Fair
- A day-long celebration in September where part of Main street closes to accommodate the ~15,000 people that will be enjoying live entertainment, food, rides, and fair games in the heart of Melrose.
- Pine Banks Park
- A large park in southern Melrose home to numerous athletic fields, hiking trails, and covered picnic areas perfect for daytime gatherings.
There are five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school in Melrose’s Public School District. Melrose’s schools are well-respected and provide their cumulative 4,000 students with a quality Massachusetts education, starting from a young age at Franklin Early Childcare Center. Residents of Melrose also have access to the North Suburban Family Network which offers support to families with young children, providing services like parent education workshops, social events for children, support groups, and other family activities. Students at Melrose public schools enjoy a small, close community that affords its students a variety of opportunities. Whether your child is captaining a sports team or starring in a play, everyone can find their place in Melrose.
To Downtown Boston:
Distance: 10.2 miles via I-93 S
Public Transportation: 35 minutes
Drive: 26 minutes
Rush Hour Drive: up to an hour
Average Commute Time (one way): 34.4 minutes
To Logan Airport:
Distance: 9.7 miles via MA-1A S
Drive: 25 minutes
Public Transportation: ~1hr