Harvey Chester, a retired newspaper journalist, stepped out onto the balcony over looking the courtyard. It was early Saturday morning. The sweet sounds of birds chirping had awaking him from a good nights sleep. The green grass on the courtyard was neatly trimmed, almost to perfection. Sipping a small cup of coffee, he looked forward to another pleasant weekend of observation. He wasn’t going anywhere special. In fact, he wasn’t going anyplace at all. Instead, he would look forward to the gatherings, the conversations, the cooking, the children, and all the neighbors he had met over the course of his residence at Melrose Gates.
Melrose Gates is a beautiful apartment complex in the quiet suburb of Brooklyn Center Minnesota, located just off I-94 and Hwy 252, and only an 8 minutes drive away from downtown Minneapolis.
The apartment complex features of an alignment of neat brick buildings encircled by white gates, thereby offering a sense of peace and safety, and discouraging access to strangers and trespassers.
Melrose Gates offers neat affordable one & two bedroom apartments with balconies looking out over clean and spacious courtyards with picnic tables and barbecue grills.
Main Attraction: The Courtyards
The most prominent features of Melrose Gates are its courtyards. They are spacious, clean, and neat with fresh green grass in the summer and a set of centered trees that provide coolness and shade from the summer heat. The picnic tables offer great seating for readers and for those who want to just kick back, and soak up the sun.
The courtyards are ideal for family gatherings, cookouts, and barbecues, and meeting friends through out the summer, and perhaps winter for those who love adventure. In the summer and winter children fill the courtyards with fun and laughter, playing a variety of summer games as well as winter games as the season changes.
Summer nights are when residents relax on their balconies, taking in the cool breezes that grace the courtyards. Many times couples are seen sitting in the courtyards and holding hands on quiet and peaceful nights, watching neighbors come and go.
Melrose Gates is a great place to live and offers a sense of community that most apartment complexes are missing.
The amenities are fantastic, which includes an indoor swimming pool, weight training and exercise room for health and fitness, sauna, game room, library, computer access, outdoor tennis court, and a community center for all families to enjoy.
Food and Entertainment
A variety of restaurants and entertainment are just around the corner while others are within walking distance or just 15 minutes away from the complex. Immediate across the street is the celebrated big cinema where hundreds of community residents spend wonderful afternoons and weekends watching the latest movies.
In downtown Minneapolis, about an 8 minute drive away from Melrose Gates, are a variety of restaurants and nightclubs, featuring live music and digital television with sports viewing.
For shoppers, downtown Minneapolis features some of the top clothing stores such as Macys, Sacks Fifth Avenue, and Target, ideal places for those who are hooked on fashion. For book lovers, Barnes and Nobles and other smaller bookstore chains are located along downtown Nicollet Mall.
Such great fun and entertainment is only a few minutes away from the residents of Melrose Gates.