Melrose Real Estate

Welcome to Melrose, FL


Melrose is an unincorporated community in Alachua, Bradford, Clay, and Putnam counties. It lies on State Road 26, approximately 17 mi east of Gainesville and approximately 50 mi southwest of Jacksonville. The town lies on Lake Santa Fe. Its history dates back to the late 1800s when the area was settled as a resort destination. The community was named after Melrose Abbey in Scotland. Melrose has a rich history tied to agriculture, tourism, and the development of its charming lakeside character.


Melrose is located in north-central Florida and is known for its picturesque lakes, including Lake Santa Fe. Living in Melrose offers a serene lakeside lifestyle with a focus on nature and community. The community's lakes provide opportunities for boating, fishing, and water-based recreation. Melrose's location allows for easy access to Gainesville's amenities while offering a quieter and more tranquil residential atmosphere. Residents can enjoy activities like hiking, bird-watching, and picnicking. Real estate options in the Melrose area can be traditional single family homes, luxury lakefront estates, lake access neighborhoods, historic homes, and homes with acreage.


Melrose has a thriving arts community, with local artists, galleries, and creative spaces contributing to the town's identity. Its scenic beauty attracts visitors and residents alike. Melrose has community cultural events and festivals that celebrate local art, culture, and the scenic beauty of the area. The Melrose Public Library was the first full-service branch in Putnam County. Melrose Historic District was designated a U.S. historic district. It encompasses 1,250 acres, and contains dozens of historic buildings, the most well-known being the Trinity Episcopal Church.

Melrose - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Melrose: $499,500 / County Avg $441,300


Avg Taxes in Melrose: $3,800 / County Avg $4,600


Avg Sq. Ft. in Melrose: 1,536 / County Avg 1,903


Avg Price per/sqft in Melrose:$325 / County Avg $232


Avg Walkscore in Melrose: 32 / County Avg 27


Avg Year Built in Melrose: 1975 / County Avg 1992


Avg Days on Website in Melrose: 206 / County Avg 80


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