Historic New England meets modern living
Moving to Melrose?
Are you considering a move to a town that effortlessly blends small-town charm with modern amenities? Look no further than Melrose! Nestled just north of Boston, Melrose is a picturesque town that has become a sought-after destination for those seeking a close-knit community atmosphere.
A classic New England suburb, Melrose is the perfect melding of city and suburban life. You can find great dining, fun shops, and parks all within easy walking distance. It is a great town for those looking for more green spaces and opportunity for activities, but are not quite ready to leave the city behind. You can view all the active Melrose listings here or connect with Alex today to hear more about the Melrose real estate market.
Rich History & Architectural Beauty
Melrose boasts a rich historical heritage, evident in its stunning Victorian and Colonial-era architecture. The town's downtown area is lined with beautifully preserved historic buildings, offering a glimpse into the past. Strolling through the tree-lined streets, you'll find a sense of nostalgia and a genuine appreciation for the town's history.
Convenience & Transportation
Situated just a short distance from downtown Boston, Melrose offers the perfect balance between suburban tranquility and urban convenience. Commuting to the city is a breeze, with several public transportation options available, including the commuter rail and bus services. Melrose is also well-connected to major highways Route 1, Highway 93 & 95, making it easily accessible for those who prefer to drive.
Community Events and Activities
Melrose takes pride in its vibrant community spirit, which is evident in the numerous events and activities that take place throughout the year. From summer concerts in the park to farmers' markets, art festivals, and holiday celebrations, there's always something exciting happening in Melrose. These events provide the perfect opportunity to meet new people, foster community bonds, and create lasting memories.
Abundance of Outdoor Spaces
Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the abundance of parks and green spaces in and around Melrose. Middlesex Fells Reservation, a nearby state park, offers miles of hiking and biking trails, tranquil lakes, and breathtaking scenic views. Residents can also enjoy recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and picnicking at the nearby Spot Pond. Melrose itself is home to several parks and playgrounds, providing ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and family outings.
Thriving Local Businesses
Melrose takes great pride in supporting its local businesses, and the downtown area is a testament to this. Here, you'll find a delightful array of independently owned shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Whether you're looking for unique gifts, trendy fashion, or delectable cuisine, Melrose's local businesses have got you covered. By shopping local, you'll not only find one-of-a-kind treasures but also contribute to the town's economic growth.
The Food Scene
If you are into food, like me, the thought of moving away from the abundant choices in the city can be challenging. Melrose, however, has its share of fantastic places to eat that will satisfy even the most fickle of city-reared taste buds. Looking for a cold margarita and delicious Mexican fare? You can’t go wrong with Mexico Lindo, which sits right on Main Street and has a large back patio for quiet, outdoor dining. It’s so good it made it into my Top Malden Area Restaurants List!
How about a solid slice? Despite the myriad of options within Route 95, finding great pizza can be tough but Wood & Fire Neapolitan Pizzeria does a solid job and treats it’s residents to some great options.
After a month-long stay in Thailand, Thai food has become a staple in my diet but finding the real stuff can be challenging outside of home cooking! Thankfully, The Bangkok, on the edge of Melrose Center and just a few steps from the Wyoming Hill Commuter Station, hits the nail on the head. Don’t let its handful of tables fool you, this place has the good stuff; spice levels that do Thai food justice and ingredients that aren’t found in Americanized Thai food. Go here, try the Khao Soi and Gra Pao and you’ll see what I mean. My other top Thai stop is just down the road in Malden; Crying Thaiger.
While it has always been one of the more desirable of Boston suburbs, the recent market has truly emphasized Melrose’s competitive market. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Melrose this year, you’re in for some stiff competition and high demand - either way, we’re here to help you navigate this great opportunity!
The entry level price tag may be a bit higher than Malden or Medford, the investment value, the community and the quaint yet booming downtown are all worth the premium.
If you're ready to sell your Melrose home, you'll be sure to want an expert that lives in the area and is a Seller Representative Specialist. Connect today and we'll discuss your goals and how I can be of service.
As one of the hottest real estate markets in Greater Boston, the entry price for a single family home in Melrose is relatively high. The combination of convenience, proximity to Boston and the overall condition of the town make it a very sought after place to own a home.
While single family homes in Melrose sell for $872,000 on average, the condo market is actually quite affordable and in line with neighboring towns. The abundance of Victorians and unique homes in Melrose adds another layer to the town's beauty and desirability.
At the end of the day, Melrose has been a fantastic investment for homeowners and any new buyers looking to make a move to Melrose need an expert that knows the area and is an Accredited Buyer Representative to boot. Connect today and we'll get you on the right track to owning in Melrose!
Statistics based on Single Family home sales in Melrose, MA
on MLSPIN from the past six months.