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Welcome to Wellesley, MA

Wellesley is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Wellesley is part of the Greater Boston community made up of suburban towns and cities surrounding the city of Boston. The population was 27,982 at the time of the 2010 census. In 2008, Wellesley had the 3rd highest median household and family incomes in all of Massachusetts. In 2018, data revealed that Wellesley was the 7th wealthiest city in the United States. It is best known as the home of Wellesley College, Babson College, and a campus of Massachusetts Bay Community College.

Wellesley is located in eastern Massachusetts. It is bordered on the east by Newton, on the north by Weston, on the south by Needham and Dover and on the west by Natick. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.49 square miles (27.2 km2), of which 10.18 square miles (26.4 km2) is land and 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2) is water.

As of the census of 2000, there were 26,613 people, 8,594 households, and 6,540 families residing in the town. There were 8,594 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female head of house, and 23.9% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median income for a household was $159,167, and the median income for a family was $186,518. The per capita income in the town was $72,046. About 2.4% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

According to Boston Magazine's yearly "Best Places To Live", Wellesley ranks first in the United States in percentage of adults who hold at least one college degree. Over 66% of the households have at least one individual holding an advanced degree beyond a bachelor's degree. In 2009, Wellesley ranked #2 in "America's Most Educated Small Towns" according to Forbes.com.

Wellesley was ranked number 31 on the Bloomberg list of America’s 100 Richest Places with an average household income of $264,145 in 2016

The town is known for possessing the second greatest concentration of residents with advanced degrees in the country. The public education services of the town are very well regarded, especially Wellesley High School; in 2007 it was ranked 70th best public high school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, earning a Gold Medal.

Wellesley also contains the main campus of three colleges: Wellesley, a women's liberal arts college, Massachusetts Bay Community College, a two-year public college, and Babson, a business college.

According to Forbes.com, Wellesley College is the sixth best college in the country. According to U.S. News & World Report, Babson College is the number one college in the country for entrepreneurship, receiving this distinction for the past fourteen years.

In addition, The Financial Times ranked Babson College as the 5th best U.S. college for providing custom executive education programs. Part of the main campus of Olin College, a private engineering school, is located in Wellesley, although its main entrance is located in Needham.

Education

The town is known for possessing the second greatest concentration of residents with advanced degrees in the country. The public education services of the town are very well regarded, especially Wellesley High School; in 2007 it was ranked 70th best public high school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, earning a Gold Medal.

On the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test, the district regularly scores higher than the state average. The school system also contains a middle school and seven elementary schools (Bates, Upham, Schofield, Fiske, Hardy, Hunnewell, and Sprague).

Wellesley also contains the main campus of three colleges: Wellesley, a women's liberal arts college, Massachusetts Bay Community College, a two-year public college, and Babson, a business college.

According to Forbes.com, Wellesley College is the sixth best college in the country. According to U.S. News & World Report, Babson College is the number one college in the country for entrepreneurship, receiving this distinction for the past fourteen years.

In addition, The Financial Times ranked Babson College as the 5th best U.S. college for providing custom executive education programs. Part of the main campus of Olin College, a private engineering school, is located in Wellesley, although its main entrance is located in Needham.

Here are current MLS listings in the Wellesley, MA area:


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  1. Photo of 45 Ravine Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72418150)
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    6 beds,  10 baths
    9,730 sqft   lot 1.27 ac
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72418150
  2. 6 beds,  7 baths
    8,634 sqft   lot 1.24 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72399314
  3. Photo of 22 Croton Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72398171)
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    6 beds,  7 baths
    8,100 sqft   lot 27,878 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72398171
  4. 7 beds,  9 baths
    7,600 sqft   lot 31,363 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72416393
  5. Photo of 37 Carisbrooke Road, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72430097)
    21
    7 beds,  6 baths
    5,414 sqft   lot 1.84 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72430097
  6. Photo of 7 The Waterway, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72412923)
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    6 beds,  8 baths
    6,491 sqft   lot 35,719 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72412923
  7. Photo of 25 Kenilworth Rd, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72396531)
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    5 beds,  7 baths
    7,339 sqft   lot 26,136 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72396531
  8. Photo of 1 Edmunds Road, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72402712)
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    7 beds,  10 baths
    8,677 sqft   lot 30,927 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72402712
  9. Photo of 8-10 Old Farm Road, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72418751)
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    Price Drop
    0 beds,  0 bath
    lot 1.21 ac
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72418751
  10. Photo of 8-10 Old Farm Road, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72418753)
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    Price Drop
    4 beds,  4 baths
    3,404 sqft   lot 1.21 ac
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72418753
  11. Photo of 9 Deerfield Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72408744)
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    5 beds,  5 baths
    5,300 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72408744
  12. Photo of 72 Great Plain Avenue, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72408174)
    23
    4 beds,  5 baths
    6,373 sqft   lot 29,185 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72408174
  13. Photo of 20 Mellon Road, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72427040)
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    5 beds,  5 baths
    5,250 sqft   lot 16,117 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72427040
  14. Photo of 30 Whiting Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72430136)
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    6 beds,  6 baths
    4,042 sqft   lot 28,314 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72430136
  15. Photo of 31 ROCKLAND ST, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72410578)
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    7 beds,  6 baths
    3,577 sqft   lot 14,374 sqft
    Listed with RE/MAX Preferred Properties
    MLS 72410578
  16. Photo of 9 Alden Road, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72417851)
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    5 beds,  4 baths
    3,899 sqft   lot 16,988 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72417851
  17. Photo of 63 Maugus Ave, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72408249)
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    5 beds,  4 baths
    3,500 sqft   lot 25,264 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72408249
  18. 5 beds,  6 baths
    5,745 sqft   lot 19,602 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72397885
  19. Photo of 32 Longfellow, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72410649)
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    4 beds,  5 baths
    3,192 sqft   lot 38,332 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72410649
  20. Photo of 57 River Ridge, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72417260)
    30
    4 beds,  5 baths
    4,410 sqft   lot 11,761 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Boston Northwest
    MLS 72417260
  21. Photo of 10 Benvenue St, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72411780)
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    4 beds,  5 baths
    3,320 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72411780
  22. Photo of 110 Albion Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72407281)
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    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,310 sqft   lot 28,314 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72407281
  23. Photo of 107 Cliff Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72421272)
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    5 beds,  5 baths
    3,289 sqft   lot 20,473 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72421272
  24. Photo of 10 Old Colony Road, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72406238)
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    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,654 sqft   lot 26,571 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72406238
  25. Photo of 22 Louis Dr, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72408001)
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    5 beds,  4 baths
    3,715 sqft   lot 12,196 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72408001
  26. Photo of 24 Kimlo Road, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72405288)
    23
    5 beds,  4 baths
    3,524 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72405288
  27. Photo of 1 Bird Hill Ave, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72411783)
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    6 beds,  4 baths
    3,426 sqft   lot 31,798 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72411783
  28. Photo of 44 Bay State Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72428402)
    15
    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,527 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72428402
  29. Photo of 37 Maugus Hill Road, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72426267)
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    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,482 sqft   lot 29,620 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72426267
  30. Photo of 28 Wareland Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72415023)
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    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,304 sqft   lot 11,325 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72415023
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