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The suburb of Melrose is situated in the North of Johannesburg between Rosebank, Birdhaven and Hyde Park. The suburb is central to a number of destinations and places of interest that the visitor to Johannesburg might wish to include in their itinerary. Just a few blocks away to the northeast is the Wanderers Cricket Ground, home to many a test match, and Wanderers Golf Club. The Melrose Bird Sanctuary, where more than 120 wild bird species nest in the indigenous trees and reedbeds around a lake is nearby.

Melrose is also handy for both the Killarney and Houghton Golf Clubs. 

Melrose, like Sandton is well serviced with regards to hotels and shopping centres. Melrose is serviced by the M1 (the suburb is close to three on-ramps to the M1 highway), Glenhove, Oxford and Jan Smuts Avenue. Companies within Melrose include Arup and TWP among others, with office amemnities generally being A Grade. Melrose North has recently been ‘redeveloped’ with the introduction of the Gautrain station. A number of buildings in the area were redeveloped in order to cater for the growing office requirement in the area. Synonymous with Melrose is the relatively new Melrose Arch - a multiple use precinct making up commercial, retail, residential and hotel space. The precinct is made up of large buildings catering for the retail on the ground floors and offices on the floors above. Melrose Arch is accessed via the M1 highway, Oaklands and Corlett Drive. The streets are lined with many internationally branded motor car dealerships. Melrose Arch is a vibrant shopping and eating-out destination - popular with local celebrities, executives and those with offices in the area. Melrose Arch is perfectly positioned in the centre of Johannesburg’s up-market northern suburbs, on the green belt, adjacent to the M1 Freeway and within close proximity to O.R. Thambo International Airport. Melrose is part of the BRT route with easy access to the Gautrain and the cosmopolitan retail hub of the Johannesburg CBD.

Situated almost next door to Melrose is the Rosebank Mews and Mall, both important up-market shopping centers. The Rosebank Mews also holds a very popular Flea Market every Sunday morning, and there are frequent "collectibles" markets. Other local attractions just a few blocks from Melrose are the Johannesburg Zoological Gardens and the Museum of Military History. The area in general is fast becoming a major Johannesburg hot spot and commercial investment prospects look promising.

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