Windsor at Oak Grove
12 Island Hill Avenue
Windsor at Oak Grove is a paradise in the middle of Melrose. Located on Island Hill Avenue, this apartment complex has amenities that will make you feel as if you're living at a 4-star hotel.
There are 14 different layouts within Windsor at Oak Grove. There are options for either one or two bathrooms at the one bedroom level, and a couple of one bedroom options have an extra den area. There are also one or two bathroom options at the two bedroom level. The units were designed to give residents a spacious feel as if they were in a home and not an apartment. The window placement accentuates the space with plenty of natural light.
All units have a washer and dryer inside the home and a walk-in closet to capitalize on storage space. All units also have a private entrance and a kitchen with a garbage disposal, microwave, dishwasher, and hardwood cabinets. Select apartments have stunning features like fireplaces, stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite kitchen countertops, bay windows, and a private patio area.
Regardless of what is featured on the inside of your unit, every resident has access to the pool area that rivals your average resort. It has a cabana area to take a break from the heat and several lounge chairs for residents to mingle while reveling in the sun's rays. Many residents use the pool for their daily aerobics during the summer, but there is also a 24-hour fitness center that has all the amenities of your typical gym.
If you prefer to do your cardio outside, then you will be pleased with the pedestrian walkway and jogging path located on-site. This area is also great for walking your dog, as both dogs and cats are allowed at this complex. Just be sure to check with the main office, as there are certain breed and size restrictions in place.
Both the clubhouse and pool area are wired for free Wifi access, and the clubhouse contains common areas where residents of Windsor at Oak Grove build a sense of community. There is a media entertainment room that contains a projection TV and plenty of comfortable seating.
Called a “commuter’s paradise,” this marvelous luxury apartment building offers the best in terms of location, amenities, and quality of life. Situated in the beautiful Melrose neighborhood, a stunning location is just the start of what the building offers to residents. Apartments within the complex are pet-friendly, and residents can take advantage of many communal amenities as well as luxury features in the individual apartments. The setting for comfortable daily living doesn’t get much better than it does at this luxury residence, which features fully equipped luxury apartments in a ranch-style setting. The building is surrounded by a bucolic backdrop that includes trees and open space. Living here offers a reprieve from the hectic pace of city life, and it also puts residents within walking distance to public transportation and all of the amenities that Boston and Melrose have to offer. Walking out the front door of the apartment complex, it is easy to reach a number of the town’s amenities, which include parks, shops, restaurants, and cafes. It takes just 15 minutes to reach downtown Boston from here, and the major form of public transportation is offered through the Oak Grove Train Station. From the station, it takes just 12 minutes to get to Boston on the Orange Line, which makes for an easy stress-free commute. Adding to the appeal of public transportation is the fact that residents can use the private pedestrian walkway to get to the train station, which makes for a safer and more enjoyable commute. Furthermore, the building is located just a few minutes from I-93 by car, which is another simple and convenient way to get to downtown Boston.
The opportunities do not end here, as there are a variety of amenities to enjoy without leaving home. Residents can choose from either a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment, and there are multiple floor plans available for each type of residence. Some features found in all apartments, independent of size, are elevated nine and 10 foot ceilings, professional-grade gourmet kitchens, and in-unit washing machines and dryers. There are also a number of delightful amenities found in each apartment, including brand-name appliances and high-end finishing luxury touches. Residents living here have many communal amenities to take advantage of, including an around-the-clock, state-of-the-art fitness center, and an onsite concierge service that offers conveniences like dry-cleaning pick up and delivery, grocery shopping coordination, pet supply pick up and much more. Socializing is encouraged through a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, and a pet-friendly policy makes every member of the family feel welcome. Adding to the appeal for pet owners is the fact that the building has an onsite pet park where dogs can get fresh air and run around as their owners have a chance to meet fellow animal lovers in the community. Those who like to have everything at their disposal will appreciate the fact that the Village Shops are just steps away, and Jitters Café, which is known for its exceptional coffee, is right on the campus. There is also an onsite spa that encourages rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation, and downtown Melrose, which has even more opportunities for dining and shopping, is right down the road.
When it comes to apartments, people can choose from one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. From 596 SF to 1,013 SF, one can rent a beautiful one-bedroom apartment with wonderful amenities and a distinct personality. The apartments vary in price based on several factors, such as size, location, and amenities. A 596 SF unit ranges in monthly price from about $2,135 to $2,625, while the largest one-bedroom unit, which covers 1,013 SF in size, goes for a price of $2,600 - $3,215 per month. Prospective residents should note that in addition to the monthly fee, there is a $500 deposit required for all apartments. With a 596 SF one-bedroom apartment, the floor plan includes a spacious full bathroom with a separate full-size tub and shower. There is also a sizeable gourmet kitchen that opens to an entertaining-centric combined living room and dining room that is 12’ x 16,’ and can be outfitted with its own private balcony. Alongside the living room is a light-filled bedroom that has 15’ x 11’ of living space. The stacked washing machine and dryer are located right next to the bathroom for convenience. The largest one-bedroom unit features a 22’ x 13’ main room that serves as a combined living room, dining room, and kitchen. Next to this bonus room is a spacious bedroom that totals 13’ x 14.’ The bedroom connects to a private full bathroom with a standard-size tub, while a second full bathroom lies in between the private bathroom and a bonus room with a versatile layout and a dimension of 13’ x 11.’ The in-unit washing machine and dryer are near the kitchen, and there are multiple closets throughout the apartment that offer plenty of storage space.
Ranging in size from 941 SF to 1,431 SF, the two-bedroom apartments also offer quite a bit in terms of size and versatility. These units have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Prices for these apartments vary, but a price between $2,620 and $3,710 each month is about average. Along with the monthly payment for the apartment, residents are required to put down a $500 security deposit. The largest two-bedroom apartment offers a fine mix of living and relaxation space. The front door opens to a light-filled living room that totals 20’ x 17’ in size. The living room joins an urban gourmet kitchen, which is a chef’s delight with modern appliances and a center island. An 18’ x 11’ peaceful bedroom, complete with a private bath and oversize walk-in closet, is around the corner. The second bedroom totals 17’ x 12,’ and it has easy access to the second full bathroom with a standard-size tub and a linen closet. The second bedroom benefits from a closet with built-in storage, and it is right next to the washing machine and dryer.
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