Melrose is a small city located approximately 7 miles north of Boston, in the center of the triangle created by Interstate 93, 95 and US Route 1. Melrose is predominantly residential, with charming homes from the late 19th/early 20th century on tree-lined streets. The vibrant Victorian downtown area, found on the National Register of Historic Places, features lovely brick buildings, numerous restaurants, and retail stores.
Residents value its schools, cultural facilities and affordable lifestyle. A vital component of the quality of life in Melrose is its varied open space and recreation facilities. It contains and is surrounded by open space and a multitude of parks. Boston is an easy commute by car, rail stations or T.