Melrose, MA Overview

Recently named the “7th Hottest Zip Code in the Country”, Melrose is a peaceful community just 7 miles from Boston.

Living in Melrose, Massachussetts

The city’s safe and friendly 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.

Shopping and Dining

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.”

School System

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.

Melrose, MA Apartments for Rent

Five-Minute Walk To The Oak Grove T Station

This unique luxury community is located just 15 minutes north of Boston in Melrose. Its prime location, just walking distance from the subway station, combined with the serene views of the adjacent Pine Banks Park make Windsor at Oak Grove the most desirable address in the area!

12 Island Hill Ave
Melrose, MA 02176
(844) 539-3779
1 - 2 Bedrooms
1 - 2 Bathrooms
Now Offering Self- Guided Tours

Charming historic mill building in the heart of Melrose and only 15 minutes away from Downtown Boston. Combining new, hip and modern living with a historic kick!

1000 Stone Place
Melrose, MA 02176
(833) 624-0245
0-3 Bedrooms
0-3 Bathrooms

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