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Melrose is a peaceful community just 7 miles from Boston. The city’s neighborhoods are surrounded by green space, providing its residents with a quiet retreat from big-city living.
Melrose’s parks offer plenty of options for a scenic picnic, while nearby Middlesex Fells is perfect for hiking, biking, boating, and fishing. Residents can check out Melrose’s many sports programs — including an amateur baseball league at Morelli Field — or play a round of golf at one of the city’s two golf courses.
For shopping and dining, look no further than Melrose’s charming downtown, which is known for its Victorian homes and small businesses. Have a bite to eat at a local restaurant, enjoy a day of shopping, or see what events are happening in the city. You may stop to watch an art demo, take a window art walk, or catch a show at the Melrose Symphony Orchestra, “the oldest continuously performing volunteer orchestra in the United States.”
In addition to this scenic community, Melrose is also known for its excellent school system, which includes a state-of-the-art middle school, and a high school with a top-ranking music program.
Getting around Melrose and the surrounding area is easy. The city is connected to the MBTA Commuter Rail and has an active bus system. Downtown Boston and Logan International Airport are less than 20 minutes away by car.
Victorian homes, small shops and restaurants, a window art walk—Melrose’s quaint downtown is so charming it’s unreal.
Just seven miles from Boston, you’ll find an excellent school system and green space perfect for hiking, biking, and fishing.
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