Aerial photo of Melrose Bay looking through the pass to Lake Santa Fe. (Photo credit: Walter Volkmann, AIBOTIX America.)
Situated about midway between the Alantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico at the junction of Alachua, Bradford, Clay, and Putnam Counties, Melrose is a small (approximately 3500 residents), charming, unincorporated community once famous in the 1800's as a tourist destination, now known for its growing art community. This unique area in North Central Florida with its many beautiful lakes has been attracting visitors and residents for over 135 years. Please, come explore our community and learn more about this special corner of "Old Florida."