The neighborhood of Melrose is located within the city of New York, New York.
Those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors will feel at home in Melrose. Overall, it is very easy to find dynamic areas in this neighborhood. Even though the nightlife is quiet, there are masses of people around most of the time, and there is a limited selection of entertainment venues. The greenery in this part of the city is not particularly prominent; more specifically, residents will find that most streets have below average tree coverage. Nonetheless, there are around 10 green spaces nearby for residents to visit, including St Marys Park, and they are especially well-located, which makes them very easy to access.
About 90% of the units in the neighborhood are occupied by renters and 10% are occupied by owners. The large proportion of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of this area is an important part of its character. A majority of the housing growth in this part of New York took place pre-1960. This neighborhood offers mainly one bedroom and two bedroom homes.
It is a very short walk to get to both primary and secondary schools from any location in this part of the city. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. When it comes to eating, both general and specialty grocery stores are ordinarily accessible within a very short walk from anywhere in this part of New York. Likewise, those who like to dine out won't have to go far in Melrose, where over 150 restaurants and a few cafes can be found, for instance along 149th Street. It is also a very short distance to an excellent variety of clothing stores.
Melrose is a great neighborhood for eco-friendly transportation options. Melrose is very well-suited for traveling on foot; all daily errands can be run without the use of a car, and a variety of businesses are especially close by. Melrose is also amenable to cycling as the cycling network is fairly good. Thanks to 3 rapid transit stations (Prospect Av Station, Jackson Av Station and 3 Av - 149 St Station) on the 5 | Lexington Avenue Express Line, 5X | Lexington Avenue Express Line and 2 | 7 Avenue Express Line, and around 10 nearby bus lines, Melrose is very transit friendly. In contrast, moving around by car is difficult in this part of New York. Nevertheless, it is a short drive to the closest highway from anywhere in Melrose.