Melrose, Gauteng

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Melrose
Melrose is located in South Africa
Melrose
Melrose
 Melrose shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°08′28″S 28°02′49″E / 26.141°S 28.047°E / -26.141; 28.047Coordinates: 26°08′28″S 28°02′49″E / 26.141°S 28.047°E / -26.141; 28.047
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Area[1]
 • Total 0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,103
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 36.1%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 3.3%
 • White 58.2%
 • Other 2.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 62.9%
 • Zulu 8.2%
 • Afrikaans 7.7%
 • Tswana 4.4%
 • Other 16.9%

Melrose includes several suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region E[dated info].

Melrose is a developing up-market suburb.

Melrose Arch[edit]

The Melrose Arch mixed-use development is located in Melrose. The development, which cost ZAR 800 million to build, began construction in 2007, with Phase One completed in November 2009. It contains 170,000 m2 of office and retail space, in addition to residential space and 2 hotels.[2]The area is characterised by cobbled alleys, red brick buildings, and open-air cafés, and gives preference to pedestrians.[3]

The retail area includes major retailers Truworths, Edgars, Woolworths, as well as the large Virgin Active Classic gym.[4]

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