Melrose subdivision in Pickerington Ohio was started in 1990 and upscale homes were built there until 1998. The neighborhood is located in the SE corner of Refugee Rd and Hill Rd N. Melrose also backs on the south side to the Pickerington Youth Athletic Association PYAA. Melrose is situated with two entrances and near all shopping, banks, restaurants etc. If you drive through the neighborhood you will find tree lined streets and a friendly atmosphere filled of some of the best Pickerington residents.
Many different home builders constructed homes in Melrose over a nine year span. The three main builders were Ryland Homes (also the original developer), M/I Homes and Rockford Homes. There were also a few scattered lots sold to custom builders. These 3 builders are a prominent part of the growth of homes around Central Ohio. Ryland has since ceased to build in Central Ohio but is still a big national home builder while M/I Homes & Rockford Homes continue to do business as builders and developers in the current home building market in Ohio.
Melrose has 407 parcels including a small section of homes called Inverness Glen. Over the years Melrose has been one of the premier neighborhoods in the City of Pickerington. Each home that was built in Melrose was passed before an architectural review board that approved or disapproved the exterior elevation of the property. The goal was to keep all the homes of similar design but at the same time avoiding a cookie-cutter look. For example no two properties of the exact same design could be constructed side by side or across the street from one another. One of the other planned development strategies was to prevent any kind of fence. This gave Melrose a more open and appealing look instead of rows and rows of houses barricaded in by high fences. Many other planned unit developments fall in line with the designs put in place by Melrose but Melrose took it a step further and limited the exterior color selections to all natural colors. You won’t see a baby blue house with pink trim in Melrose. Everything is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and features a natural look and design.
Since 1990 Melrose has had time to grow and mature. The trees are bigger and most of the distressed sales have sold and filled with new owners. Winding throughout Melrose are curvy streets, a few decorative ponds and many tree lined borders that create a private retreat. If you want a fantastic home in an even more fantastic neighborhood you must visit Melrose in Pickerington. Homes in Melrose range form $175k up to about $235K and is centrally located in the heart of Pickerington.
The schools assigned to Melrose are the following. Violet Elementary is the Middle School, Tollgate is the Middle School, Lakeview Junior High is the Junior High and Pickerington North is the High School.