About Melrose Neighborhood

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Melrose is a small neighborhood near choice neighborhoods like Mott Haven and Concourse. Although a good deal of real estate is occupied by NYCHA housing, there is a good deal of tenement-style apartment buildings as well as some rowhouses. The 3rd Ave- 149th street stop on the 2/5 is a major stop in the borough. There is a lot of businesses, retail activity, and foot traffic at the very intersection. Much of the energy in this area spills over into the Melrose territory, where you can find plenty of shops and eateries among its blocks. Melrose is very close to the Bronx Terminal Mall, Yankee Stadium, as well as other major landmarks in the South Bronx area. Melrose's combination of being in a choice spot in the Bronx, a short commute to the city, and cheap housing make this an excellent spot for people looking to save, but stay close to the city and still have neighborhood options for entertainment.

Average Rental Prices in Melrose

These are the average rental prices in Melrose by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

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  • 1 Bedroom

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  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Melrose

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

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These trains run through Melrose. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:

No subway lines in Melrose

Crime Rate in Melrose

Crime rate: 7 out of 10
Approximately 31.4745 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 035 Franz Siegel

P.S. 140 Eagle

Urban Science Academy

New Millennium Business Academy Middle School

M.S. 301 Paul L. Dunbar

J.H.S. 151 Lou Gehrig

M.S. 223 The Laboratory School Of Finance And Tech

South Bronx Academy For Applied Media

Academy Of Public Relations