Area: 4.8 sq miles (12.43 km²
Population: 27,263 (2011)
There are three commuter rail stations: Wyoming Hill, Melrose/Cedar Park, and Melrose Highlands. Oak Grove, the northern terminus of the MBTA's Orange Line, is located in Malden on the Melrose city line.
Melrose was originally called "Ponde Fielde" for its abundance of ponds and streams or "Mystic Side" because of its location in a valley north of the Mystic River. The name "Melrose" comes from the burgh of Melrose, Scotland. It was a reference to the hills of Melrose, Scotland which the new town resembled.
Marcia Lewis, born in Melrose, Tony Award-nominated stage and TV actor.
Clarence DeMar, American marathon runner (one of only two Americans to win three consecutive Boston marathons).