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Town: Melrose

Zip Codes: 02148, 02176, 02180

County: Middlesex

Municipalities: Acton, Ashby, Ashland, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Everett, Framingham, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Marlborough, Maynard, Medford, Melrose, Natick, Newton, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Sherborn, Shirley, Somerville, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn

Area: 4.768 sq. mi.

Population: 29,312 (2021)

Brief History: Melrose, Massachusetts was first settled in 1628, originally being part of Charlestown and then Malden before becoming the Town of Melrose in 1850.

Area Info: Known initially as Ponde Fielde for its many ponds and streams and Mystic Side for its location north of the Mystic River, Melrose has a rich history marked by the patriotism of service men and women, an abundance of manufacturing industries, and unique historic sites. It's an upscale residential community just outside of Boston and is lauded for its excellent schools, hot real estate market, and quaint downtown area. Melrose Highlands, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, was formerly part of neighboring Stoneham before becoming part of Melrose.

Historic Places & Cultural Places of Interest: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, Melrose Highlands, Lyceum Hall, Melrose Public Library

Amenities: The City of Melrose is actively engaged in community wellness initiatives and collaborates with the Boys & Girls Club to invite local families to a “Summer of Wellness.” The Melrose Family YMCA also provides a wide range of programs and services, including a gym, swimming pool, and various classes. 

Parks and Recreation: In addition to its proximity to Mystic River, there are numerous parks in the area, including Ell Pond, which offers walking trails and beautiful views, and the Melrose Common, a popular spot for outdoor activities. Melrose is also home to Pine Banks Park, an 107.5-acre recreational park located on the border of Melrose and Malden. The city also boasts recreational facilities such as two golf courses, Pine Banks Park, and Morelli field, a state-of-the-art baseball facility.

Public Transportation: The City of Melrose is conveniently located with easy access to Boston via the MBTA Orange Line at Oak Grove, and commuter rail service at Wyoming Hill, Melrose/Cedar Park, and Melrose Highlands.

Education: The public school system, Melrose Public Schools, includes the Melrose High School and Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. There are also several neighborhood elementary schools: Roosevelt, Lincoln, Winthrop, Hoover, and Horace Mann. Horace Mann Elementary School and Winthrop Elementary School have received high ratings from parents and educators alike, while Lincoln Elementary School and Roosevelt Elementary School are also well-regarded in the community.

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