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Overview

Introduction to Melrose, Massachusetts

Melrose, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles N of Malden, Massachusetts and 6 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area.

Melrose History

Melrose was known first as Ponde Fielde due to the abundance of ponds and streams. It was also called Mystic Side since it is located to the north of the Mystic River. The city got its name from the borough in Melrose, Scotland.The name was suggested by William Bogle who was a native of Scotland and lived in North Malden for many years.

Melrose and nearby Attractions

  • Mount Hood Golf Course
  • Towers Plaza
  • Bellevue Golf Club
  • Long Pond
  • First Baptist Church Library
  • Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church

Things To Do In Melrose

Tourist places in Melrose comprise a number of nature parks and highlands. There are many local attractions as well as vacation spots nearby. Since Melrose has been home to many eminent artists and authors, one can stroll around and visit their old residences, which bear the rich legacy of the city.

Melrose Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest airport.

Melrose Higher Education

Higher education is offered by Tufts University.

People

Total Population 27,681
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 15,084
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 57.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,506
% Above Poverty Level 96.6%
% Below Poverty Level 3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 19.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,133
Median House Value $432,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0.6%
English 11.8%
Irish 29.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Melrose Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles N of Malden, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 6 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 02176
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.458
Longitude -71.066

Melrose Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station READING
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station MIDDLETON
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station BEDFORD
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Everett 43,885 $54,238
Malden 60,612 $64,684
Medford 57,136 $91,532
Saugus 27,620 $90,984
Stoneham 21,752 $106,528
Wakefield 26,157 $104,285

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Melrose Public Libraries

Library
Melrose Public Library
69 WEST EMERSON ST.
Melrose, Massachusetts
(781) 665-2313

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Melrose Hospitals

HALLMARK HEALTH SYSTEM
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
585 LEBANON STREET
(781) 979-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Melrose High Schools

MELROSE HIGH
360 LYNN FELLS PKWY
781-979-2202
Serves 971 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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