Aerial photo of Melrose Bay looking northwest through the pass to Lake Santa Fe. (Photo credit: Walter Volkmann, Aibotix.)

Explore Marvelous Melrose!

Situated midway between the Alantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico at the junction of four counties (Alachua, Bradford, Clay, and Putnam), this unique area in North Central Florida with its many beautiful lakes has been attracting visitors and residents since the 1870's. Melrose is a small, charming, unincorporated community of approximately 3500 residents and a burgeoning art community. Please, come explore our community and learn more about this special corner of "Old Florida" and its friendly and diverse citizens.

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Community Calendar

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Find your entertainment options for the coming weeks among live music concerts, informal dances, and art shows, to farmers' markets, yoga classes, and much more.

Art Galleries

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For such a small town, we are indeed blessed with five art galleries and a multitude of talented artists and musicians among our citizenry.


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A list of the organizations and churches that comprise our community.

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