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Melrose MA Apartments

Melrose is a city located in Middlesex County that is part of the Greater Boston area. The population of the city is 26,983, as per the 2010 census. This city came into being in 1628 and was initially part of Charlestown. It later became part of Malden. In 1850, it separated from Malden as the Town of Melrose before finally becoming a city in 1900.

Melrose was once called Ponde Fielde because there were many ponds and streams in the city, as it was located on the north side of the Mystic River. The city received the name Melrose because it resembles Melrose, Scotland. The name was a suggestion from William Bogle, who was a native of Scotland and longtime resident of Malden.

Melrose MA Government

Gail Infurna is the current mayor of Melrose. She was previously a member of the Board of Alderman. When Robert J. Dolan left the position of mayor so that he could take the position of the Town Administrator in Lynnfield, her peers chose her for the position of mayor. Eleven Board of Aldermen members serve the city. The citizens of the city, through voting in individual wards, elect members

Melrose MA Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods in Melrose MA include Cedar Park, Downtown Melrose, East Side, Melrose Highlands, Oak Grove (also called Pine Banks) and Wyoming.

Education in Melrose MA

If you are considering living in Melrose MA apartments, then you may want to know about the schools in the area.

The elementary schools in Melrose MA are:

  • Roosevelt
  • Lincoln
  • Winthrop
  • Hoover
  • Horace Mann

Melrose also has the Franklin Early Childhood Center, which functions within the Melrose School district. There are two middle schools in Melrose, Melrose Veterans Middle School and Memorial Middle School.

Melrose High School

The one high school in Melrose is called Melrose High School. It was built in 1975 and is located at 360 Lynn Fells Parkway. Students in grade 9-12 attend this high school. There are many sports programs run by the school for students, such as football, volleyball, and lacrosse.

Melrose Wakefield Hospital

If you ever need medical assistance while living in Melrose MA apartments, MelroseWakefield Hospital is close by. It is a non-profit hospital and has affiliation with Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

This hospital has the honor of being site of the world’s first cochlear implant and laser surgery. It is also one of the first hospitals to offer same day surgery to patients. MelroseWakefield Hospital provides maternity, psychiatric, and telemetry services as well. It is also one of the top hospitals in the country for stroke care and the treatment of heart attacks.


Melrose MA is seven miles north of Boston. There are nearby highways to which the city has access, U.S. Route 1 and Interstate 93, as well as State Route 99.The MBTA 106, 131, 132, 136, 137, and 735 bus lines have stops throughout Melrose MA.

There are three MBTA train stations serving the Haverill Commuter Line in Melrose MA:

  • Wyoming Hill Station at 40 West Wyoming Avenue
  • Melrose Cedar Park Station at the corner of Emerson Street and Cedar Park
  • Melrose Highlands Station on Belmont Street

Just south of Melrose, in Malden, is the Oak Grove MBTA Station that serves the Orange Line, as well as the 131, 132, 136, and 137 bus lines.

Apartment Complexes

Here is a sampling of Melrose MA apartment complexes.

Jack Flats is located at 1000 Stone Place. It offers loft, studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartments in a modern renovation of the former Melrose factory of the Boston Rubber Shoe Company. The apartments feature the original brick walls, large windows, granite countertops, gas stoves, and designer cabinets. The lofts have 14-foot ceilings with exposed beams. The shared amenities include a covered garage or outdoor parking, 24 hour maintenance service, a fitness center, a heated saltwater pool, outdoor grills, and a fenced in dog park.

Windsor at Oak Grove is located at 12 Island Hill Avenue. It offers one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. Community amenities include reserved garage parking, a media room, 7-day on-site concierge, a fitness center, a clubhouse, and a swimming pool with a sundeck. Apartments include a washer/dryer, gourmet kitchens, and high ceilings.

Places To Visit In Melrose MA

Middlesex Fells Reservation

This is a public recreation area adjoining Melrose MA. It covers about 2,200 acres and surrounds two reservoirs that are no longer active: Spot Pond and Fells Reservoir. If you want to enjoy the outdoors, then this is the perfect place for you. Further, you can also enjoy fishing on the Dark Hollow Pond, have a picnic, make use of the observation tower and get sailing lessons too! If you move into a Melrose MA apartment, be sure to carve a day out of your schedule to get out and experience nature.

Beebe Estate

If you want an insight into how buildings were constructed in the 19th century, then you should go to 235 W Foster St, Melrose MA. There you will find the Beebe Estate. It was built in the year 1828, and it is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture. The estate is available to rent for parties, meetings, and events.

Ye Old Upham House

Located at 255 Upham Street, Ye Old Upham House is the only remaining First Period Colonial Home in Melrose MA. It was built in 1703. The Upham Family Society is preserving and restoring the house, and they hope to eventually convert it to a museum.

Trinity Episcopal Church

If you want to experience another historic building, then you should visit the 131 W Emerson Street in Melrose MA. There you will find the Trinity Episcopal Church, which was built in 1886. The architect of the church was of Boston origin, Charles Brigham, and it is an example of English Tudor Revival architecture. The church is connected to the parish’s house, which was established in 1936 and extended in 1956.

Melrose Public Library

Melrose has its own public library. It has sections for children, teens and those who want access to the digital library, as well as the traditional main section. The website even allows residents to create their own account and get access to different books. People can use the internet and computers in the library. There is also a mobile printer available. If you are a resident living in Melrose MA apartments then this place can be very helpful to you for discovering new authors, research, and expanding your knowledge.

Melrose Symphony Orchestra

This orchestra’s home is located at Memorial Hall in Melrose MA. It is an all-volunteer orchestra, the oldest in continuing existence in the United States. Many well-known musicians, such as Gary Burton and Boris Goldovsky, have performed with the orchestra. Many musically gifted students from local schools are also encouraged to play in the orchestra. According to Widipedia, Yoichi Udagawa currently the conductor of the orchestra and Jessi Eisdorfer is the manager.

The orchestra also has a scholarship program, which is backed by the Melrose Orchestral Association. Patrons founded the scholarship to provide financial assistance to student players in need. When high school seniors and college students play in the orchestra for an entire season, they are given music awards as well.

Media in Melrose MA

So, how do you stay connected to the outside world while living in Melrose MA apartments? You have access to two newspapers that come out on a weekly basis. The weekly newspapers are the Melrose Free Press and the Melrose Weekly News. There is also a local website called Melrose Patch that provides news and community information. MMTV is a public access television cable channel in Melrose MA.

Melrose has become a popular destination for filming movies, like Ben Affleck’s movie “The Town”, which showed the MassBank building in downtown Melrose MA. “Knight & Day” starring Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise, showed glimpses of the Fellsway. Scenes for a documentary by PBS centered around the Scopes Trial were filmed in City Hall.

Restaurants In Melrose MA

T’ahpas 529

This Spanish restaurant/bar is located at 529 Franklin St. The restaurant serves Spanish cuisine, and the ambience here will make you feel like you are eating in Spain. The restaurant serves a wide range of Tapas, which will add to your experience of the delicious flavors of Spanish cuisine. You should try the Jamon Iberico, Camarones al Ajilio, the Abondigas, chimchurry beef and seared scallops. The desserts at this place are great too, especially the lime pie. If you are in the mood for some satisfying drinks, then try the Maine Beer and cocktails.

Turner’s Seafood Grill

If you are living in your Melrose MA apartments and you crave seafood, then you should definitely try out this restaurant at 506 Main Street. The popular dishes at this restaurant are oysters, lobster, crab cakes, clam chowder, lobster roll and baked stuffed shrimp. Among their specialties are Chef’s Swordfish, Tuna Sashimi Dinner, and Mussels & Calamari Fra Diavolo. You should try the coleslaw and Brussels sprouts as well. The interior décor is pleasant and the service is good. The prices at this restaurant are quite reasonable for seafood, so this is definitely a place to try.

The Bangkok Thai and Pho

Melrose MA is a place where you can get a variety of food, and you can get a taste of international food in many restaurants. This restaurant, located at 57 West Wyoming Avenue, is one such place that serves Vietnamese food. The popular dishes of this restaurant are noodles, green curry, khao soi noodle soup, ban bo hue noodle soup, spicy basil pad Thai noodles and pad see ew noodles. The chefs here make the crab Rangoon perfectly, and it is perfectly crunchy. You will definitely get the tasty Thai and Vietnamese dishes that you came for, and after trying it, you would surely come again.


This place is located at 454 Main St., and it is an Italian restaurant. The ambience is quite nice, but as the place serves good food. They recommend that you make a reservation before you go, as they often tend to be busy. When you order food, do not forget to try Frutti di Mare, which includes clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops. The fish and the vegetables with Pasta are also very good. If you are worried about an Italian restaurant being pricey, you are in for a treat here.

La Qchara

This Latin American bar is located at 506 Franklin Street. The best part of this bar is that as soon as you enter you will see decor that will leave you speechless. The place is very nicely lit and looks beautiful. If you are living in Melrose MA apartments, this is the perfect place for you to eat because of the healthy and delicious food available here.

La Qchara serves tea, coffee, juices and smoothies. Some of the popular dishes served at this establishment are Venezuelan Benedicts, Chilaquiles, Huevos Rancheros, Quesadillas, and Tortas. If you want a quick bite, a breakfast to go, or a full meal, then you should definitely visit this place.


Wood+Fire is an Italian restaurant, located at 35 Essex St. If you want great pizza, then you should definitely come here. This contemporary restaurant makes their pizza in a traditional wood fired oven, and has a great selection for both wine and beer lovers. You can also enjoy shrimp scampi here. The mushroom pizza is a must-try because it has a wonderful thin crust. Interestingly, if you have a craving for churros, you can find them here and they won’t disappoint. Besides their excellent pizza (and churros), they offer a range of salads, pasta dishes, and desserts.

Ocean Sushi

This restaurant is located at 16 Oak Grove Ave., and serves sushi and other Japanese food. If you don’t want to eat out, and want to stay in your Melrose MA apartments, then this place offers takeout. You also have the option of ordering your meal online. They have appetizers like salmon wrap and their salmon rolls are a must-order because of how fresh they are. You should try their striped bass sushi, red snapper sushi, salmon roe sushi and torched scallop sushi, because they are all wonderfully tasty and fresh.

Don’t forget to order items from their free zone section of the menu, where you will find miso soup, spring roll, crab Rangoon, Rangoon chips and onion rings. You can get free appetizers, salads and soups from the free zone, which is a list of additional complementary dishes they will include depending on the size of your order. A selection of free food is tough to beat!

My Diner

We all have days where we just want to eat what our hearts desire, without worrying about the scale or anything else. If you have one of those days, then going to My Diner on 399 Main St. is the right choice for all the comfort food you want. You should try out the Italian sausage sandwich and the pancakes with extra whipped cream. If you are a vegan, then you will love the vegan options that this restaurant provides.

You can get beef hash with eggs, some seriously delicious home fries, and all sorts of other breakfast food that you may not normally cook for yourself. The food is affordable as well. If you are here for lunch, then try the grilled sandwiches, burgers, and wraps. There are side orders for those times when you want to eat light. The best part is that they will also deliver to your Melrose MA apartments.

Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell Roast Beef and Seafood is located at 886 Main Street. It’s locally famous for fresh seafood, roast beef, and other American fare. This is a great place to come for clam chowder, hot sub sandwiches, and specialty salads, as well as their signature roast beef plate.

Melrose MA is a great place to live. In fact, it consistently rated one of the best places to live in MA, and the US, by various publications. It has also been rated one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. The interesting history of this city dates all the way back to the seventeenth century. In Melrose, you have many options for entertainment. You also have a long list of restaurants that give you exposure to different cultures and tastes. Moreover, the city has many places where you can connect with nature and admire the scenic beauty.