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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,787
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+15,141
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married54.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.4%
Median Earnings25+$57,783
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,462
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,196

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,355
% Above Poverty Level96.2%
% Below Poverty Level3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation20%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,176
Median House Value$437,100

Ancestry

Irish29.7%
Italian22.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.6%
English11.9%
German6.9%
French Except Basque4.4%
Polish4.4%
Canadian3.5%
Greek3%
Scottish2.4%
Portuguese2.2%
Haitian1.9%
West Indian1.9%
Swedish1.7%
Brazilian1.4%
Arab1.4%
Welsh1.4%
Russian1.2%
Norwegian0.8%
US/American0.7%
Dutch0.4%
Moroccan0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Basque0.2%
African0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Melrose Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes2176
Phone Area Codes339,617,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.45
Approximate Longitude-71.05

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)

StationREADING
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationMIDDLETON
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationBEDFORD
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Everett44,636$56,211
Malden60,732$71,064
Medford57,180$97,422
Saugus27,773$92,181
Stoneham21,831$113,131
Wakefield26,399$113,665

Melrose Public Libraries

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

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Melrose Hospitals

Hallmark Health System - Melrose-wakefield Hospital Campus
(Non-profit)
585 Lebanon Street
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Melrose Public Schools

Herbert Clark Hoover
37 Glendower Rd
(781) 979-2181
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Lincoln
80 West Wyoming Ave
(781) 979-2251
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Melrose High
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
(781) 979-2200
High
Total Enrollment 1026
Roosevelt
253 Vinton St
(781) 979-2270
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Winthrop
162 First St
(781) 979-2281
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Melrose Middle
350 Lynn Fells Parkway
(781) 979-2100
Middle
Total Enrollment 857
Horace Mann
40 Damon Ave
(781) 979-2191
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Early Childhood Center
16 Franklin St
(781) 979-2260
Primary
Total Enrollment 260

Melrose Private Schools

St Mary's School
4 Myrtle St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 352
Melrose Montessori School
70 W Emerson St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Anova
645 Main St Annex Bldg
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
Melrose Ymca Childcare
106 Main St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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