Melrose Real Estate
A suburb of Boston some 7 miles from the city, Melrose was first settled in the 1630’s and sits in the Mystic River Valley. It has a population of around 28,000 and occupies an area of less than 5 square miles. Melrose became a commuter town for people working in Boston and wishing to live in a countrified area as early as the 1850’s, thanks in no small part to it being on the railroad, and remains so today as the road links – including US Route 1 – are convenient.
Named after the town in Scotland of the same name, Melrose offers good schools and excellent facilities and is popular with families, while the close proximity and easy access to many larger towns is also a bonus. The city is ranked among the ‘hottest zip codes’ in the USA thanks to excellent health care services and is renowned for its high standard of living. The main employers in the town are in the healthcare sector.
Downtown Melrose retains many of its earlier buildings – including the public library and Melrose City Hall, with the entire Downtown region having recently been added to the National Register of Historic Places. A pleasant and welcoming city that is close to both Boston and many areas of natural beauty, Melrose remains an affluent town that is a popular place to live.