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Ell Pond in Melrose Massachusetts

The town of Melrose is conveniently located 7 miles from Boston. The area offers easy access to Logan International Airport and it’s less than an hour away from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Many commuters use the local MTBA commuter rail and buses. With a population of 28,000, this community provides residents with a perfect blend of rural and urban life. Melrose has an excellent school system, local hospital and healthcare facilities, a quaint downtown, and a strong business community, making this a great place for families, working professionals, and retirees. 

Melrose Schools

The town has five neighborhood elementary schools, a private parochial school, a middle school, and a recently renovated high school. The middle school boasts a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Compass School award.

Things to Do in Melrose

You’ll find a great variety of cultural activities and recreational opportunities to experience in Melrose. The Melrose Symphony Orchestra is the longest running volunteer symphony orchestra in the United States. Ell Pond holds an annual festival and downtown Melrose hosts an annual Victorian Fair, where local businesses, schools, organizations, and politicians each have their own information booth. Many artists and art enthusiasts are brought together during the two day Melrose Arts Festival. The local dance studios and karate studios offer local performances for viewers’ entertainment.

Melrose Common, Pine Banks Park, and Mount Hood Memorial Park are popular spots for picnics, playgrounds, and outdoor games. For golf enthusiasts, there’s Mount Hood Municipal Golf Course and Bellevue Golf Club. If you like to play baseball, be sure to visit Morelli Field. A beautiful greenbelt of Middlesex Fells Reservation surrounds Melrose. Here you’ll find all kinds of activities ranging from hiking, walking, mountain biking, and horseback riding to canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and cross country skiing. 

There are a variety of great dining options in and around the town. Some popular restaurants include Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market, Iron Town Diner, Giacomo's, and All Seasons Table.

Melrose Real Estate

Melrose features many beautiful, well-maintained Victorian homes. Forty percent of the homes were built before 1900, so you’ll find plenty of original Victorian architecture throughout the area. Many houses that belonged to the first citizens of Melrose are still standing, including the Phineas Upham House, Phineas Sprague House, and Lynde House.

Begin your Melrose, MA real estate search below. If you have questions about the town or the local real estate market, contact The Shanahan Group today!

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