Moving to Melrose

Advice from a local realtor

Thinking of moving to Melrose? If you are then you've got the right idea, Melrose is wonderful and I love helping people find their next home here! Consider this blog the start of your journey and know that you will have 100% of my expertise as a top Melrose realtor through every process of your move. 

A Truly Picturesque New England Town

Melrose, Massachusetts is a charming suburban city located approximately 7 miles north of Boston. It is known for its picturesque neighborhoods, historic homes, and strong community spirit. 

Downtown Melrose is quite literally a perfect New England downtown - old buildings with beautiful architecture, coffee shops and cafes, great restaurants, a lovely library and an abundance of community services. My wife and I love to walk downtown for a coffee at Cafe Nero and some authentic breakfast tacos at Tenoch every Sunday morning. Melrose is a walkable town with the amenities of the city, beauty of classic New England and natural surroundings of the suburbs. There are even two MBTA Commuter Rail stops in Melrose and the Orange Line at Oak Grove is just on the border!

Notable Neighborhoods in Melrose:

Downtown Melrose: The heart of the city, downtown Melrose is a vibrant and walkable area with a mix of shops, restaurants, and services. It features a variety of architectural styles, including Victorian and Colonial homes, along with some low-rise apartment buildings and condominiums. Did I mention there is a Whole Foods in Melrose!?

East Side: The East Side neighborhood is primarily residential and offers a mix of single-family homes and multifamily properties. It is known for its tree-lined streets and quiet atmosphere. The neighborhood is home to the Bellevue Golf Club for those that enjoy the pastime and access to the Country Club lifestyle. 

Wyoming: Located in the southern part of Melrose, the Wyoming neighborhood is characterized by its proximity to the Wyoming Hill Commuter Rail Station, making it an ideal location for commuters. The area features a mix of housing options, including single-family homes, apartments, and condominiums. 

Oak Grove: Situated in the southern part of Melrose, Oak Grove is another neighborhood that benefits from its proximity to public transportation, particularly the Oak Grove Orange Line subway station. The neighborhood features a mix of housing options and is known for its peaceful streets and green spaces. The neighborhood is in close proximity to the popular Middlesex Fells Reservation, a large nature preserve offering trails for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities.

Cedar Park: Cedar Park is a neighborhood located near the border of Melrose and neighboring Malden. It offers a mix of residential and commercial areas. The neighborhood is home to the popular Ell Pond, a picturesque body of water surrounded by walking trails and parkland.

Horace Mann: Horace Mann is a neighborhood that is primarily residential, featuring a mix of single-family homes and multi-family victorians. It is located in the western part of Melrose and offers a suburban feel with tree-lined streets and well-maintained properties.

These are just a few of the neighborhoods in Melrose, each with its own unique characteristics and charm. Melrose as a whole is known for its strong sense of community, celebrated school system, and convenient access to both urban amenities and natural beauty.

Navigating the Melrose Housing Market

Finding the right home in Melrose is essential. Explore various housing options, including luxury apartments, single family homes, condos and multi-family homes. Your best resources is an expert Melrose Realtor like Alex Navarro. He can use his expertise and experience to help you buy a home in Melrose. Alex especially loves helping people looking to move to Melrose that are first time homebuyers or those looking to upgrade (he can also help you sell your current home with as little stress as possible).

Transportation and Commuting Made Easy

Melrose has great transportation options throughout the city. Between the MBTA busses, commuter rail or Orange Line, driving, or biking, you can use it all here in Melrose with ease. There is even quick access to Northern Strand bike path and many main roads with bike lanes for safer commutes. 

Healthcare and Emergency Services in Malden

Melrose is home to the highly rated Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and should you be looking for a larger facility, Mass General Hospital is a short train or car ride away in Boston.

Let's get you all the necessary information to make your transition smooth and stress-free; call Alex today at 978-886-3271 or book a free consultation to learn more about moving to Malden. You can also check out the full Melrose Resources page for a lot more info on Malden! From choosing the right neighborhood for you to exploring local attractions and accessing essential services, you'll be well-prepared for your new life in Malden. Embrace the charm, diversity, and convenience that this fantastic city offers. Welcome home to Malden, MA!