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Melrose MA

Melrose, Massachusetts

Grand old Victorian houses, a quaint downtown, a thriving business community, and century-old volunteer symphony orchestra are a few reasons Melrose is a popular compromise destination between a crowded city or rural suburbia. The city is also surrounded by Middlesex Fells Reservation, a "green belt" that allows for numerous recreational activities and services that include 26 parks and playgrounds in a unique neighborhood atmosphere.

Dating to 1628, Melrose was part of Charlestown and then Malden until 850 when it became a separate town. The title of “City” happened in 1900.

Today Melrose, which encompasses 4.76 square miles, is predominantly residential and dotted with exquisite 19th Century Victorian gems. This heritage is celebrated with an annual Victorian Fair every September.

>> Visit Melrose Website

>> History of Melrose

>> Melrose Stats & Demographics


Things To Do in Melrose:

Stone Zoo

Breakheart Reservation


Restaurants in Melrose:

Mexico Lindo

Turner's Seafood

La Qchara

Wood + Fire Neapolitan Pizza

Liberty Bell

J. J. Grimsby & Co. Restaurant


Shopping in Melrose:

Buckalew's General Store

Hourglass Gift Gallery

Lilah Rose

Marathon Sports

ZuZu's Healing Arts


Melrose Schools:

Melrose High School

Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School

Franklin School

Hoover Elementary School

Horace Mann Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary School

Roosevelt Elementary School

Winthrop Elementary School


Living in Melrose:

For Sale in Melrose

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