Welcome To Melrose
Melrose has a unique neighborhood atmosphere, with a thriving business community, an excellent school system, and a local hospital in addition to numerous healthcare and elder care facilities.
Melrose was ranked as #1 Hottest Zip Code by Realtor.com in 2015 and was in the top 10 in 2016. The city’s quaint downtown is lined with gas lamps and is a truly special destination for dining, shopping, and the arts.
Melrose is a very walkable suburb, located approximately seven miles north of Boston and is situated in the center of the triangle created by Interstates 93, 95 and US Route 1. Although the only highway in Melrose is a tiny part of Route 99, the city has access to many nearby highways including Route 1 in Saugus, Interstate 93 in Stoneham, Massachusetts Route 16 In Everett and Route 128/Interstate 95 in Wakefield. The city is also served by the MBTA. Service includes five bus routes: 106, 131, 132, 136 and 137.
There are three commuter rail stations: Wyoming Hill, Melrose/Cedar Park, and Melrose Highlands. Oak Grove, the northern terminus of the MBTA’s Orange Line subway system, is located in Malden on the Melrose city line. Oak Grove is primarily a park-and-ride station with 788 parking spaces.
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