Melrose MA

Melrose MA

Your Ultimate Guide to Life in Melrose, Massachusetts

Welcome to Melrose -- a charming suburb nestled just north of Boston is a gem in the Greater Boston metropolitan area. It's a city that perfectly blends an urban vibe with the tranquility of suburban living. It is centrally located between Interstate 93, Interstate 95 and US Route 1, just seven miles north of Boston. The town of Melrose is surrounded by Malden, Saugus, Stoneham, and Wakefield. So, if you're considering calling Melrose home, take a glimpse into what life here is like.

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A Bustling Community

Melrose is more than just a place to live; it's a vibrant community. You'll find a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities that cater to all ages and interests. Whether you're into outdoor adventures, art, music, or food, there's always something happening in Melrose. Beyond what goes on in Melrose, you'll appreciate the easy commute to Boston; being part of the Greater Boston metropolitan area means having access to all the culture, entertainment, and opportunities the big city has to offer.



Melrose is a suburb that features several ponds and woods areas for the residents to hike and picnic. These include Ell Pond, Melrose Common, Pine Banks Park, Mount Hood Memorial Park and the eastern part of the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Melrose has several cultural locations including the Melrose Symphony Orchestra and the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall.


Shopping & Dining

Melrose is home to several small local businesses for shopping, as well as the Redstone Shopping Center. Several local and chain restaurants are available for dining in and around town. 



The school system in Melrose is highly ranked, including the high school, which is among the top 100 music programs in the country. Get information about the schools located in Melrose by clicking the links below:


Melrose Real Estate

Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or an experienced investor, you'll find a variety of options to choose from. From historic homes to new developments, there's something to suit every taste and budget. Plus, with our team at Christopher J. Barrett, REALTORS, you'll have expert guidance every step of the way. Browse a variety of real estate options in Melrose. Find our current listings and if you have questions about the area or would like more information on properties, contact Christopher J. Barret Realty. We're ready to help you find your new home!