About Melrose Park
Melrose Park is characterized by tree-lined streets, well-manicured homes, diverse cultures, and a vibrant business community.
The once predominantly Italian-American community now celebrates a variety of cultures with local festivals. Melrose Park is home to one of the longest running religious festivals in the Chicago area, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The community also hosts HispanoFest, a fundraising event that brings together culture, ethnic foods, and entertainment from all around Latin America every year.
Located 14 miles from Chicago, the village continues to expand, attracting more businesses, and homebuyers. Chicago Magazine named Melrose Park one of the best locations for first-time homebuyers.
In addition to convenient expressways, the community has a Metra Station with easy access to O’Hare, downtown Chicago, and any number of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues.
Proviso Township High School District 209 operates public high schools including Proviso East High School in Maywood. A number of private schools serve the community as well.