The Melrose Symphonic Auditorium at Chiappini's

Midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, at the junction of Alachua, Bradford, Clay, and Putnam Counties, 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 community of approximately 3500 residents. Come explore and learn more about this special corner of "Old Florida". Be sure to watch the 2016 documentary "The Lake Santa Fe Story" about our area's history and citizens. To view the 18-minute video on YouTube, click here.

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Community Calendar

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


Because our unincorporated community spans four counties, it takes special effort. The Melrose Business and Community Association is the closest thing we have to government in Melrose.


A list of the organizations, businesses, art galleries, and churches that comprise our community.

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