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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 40 Elm St, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72396756)
    26
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,766 sqft   lot 11,325 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72396756
  2. Photo of 34 Seaward Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72406680)
    18
    5 beds,  3 baths
    3,347 sqft   lot 11,325 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72406680
  3. Photo of 112 Wellesley Ave, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72419042)
    20
    4 beds,  2 baths
    2,053 sqft   lot 8,276 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Weston
    MLS 72419042
  4. Photo of 136 Benvenue St, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72416204)
    22
    5 beds,  3 baths
    2,196 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72416204
  5. Photo of 70 Alba Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72418083)
    11
    3 beds,  2 baths
    2,089 sqft   lot 12,632 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72418083
  6. Photo of 20 Carver Road, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72404747)
    8
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,920 sqft   lot 29,620 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Weston
    MLS 72404747
  7. Photo of 1 Hill Top Rd, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72430251)
    24
    3 beds,  2 baths
    2,210 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72430251
  8. Photo of 14 Brookdale Ave, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72398204)
    12
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,992 sqft   lot 17,859 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Weston - Boston Post Rd.
    MLS 72398204
  9. Photo of 642 Worcester St, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72417814)
    23
    3 beds,  3 baths
    3,017 sqft   lot 11,325 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72417814
  10. Photo of 432 Weston Rd, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72421275)
    24
    Price Drop
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,470 sqft   lot 12,632 sqft
    Listed with WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market
    MLS 72421275
  11. Photo of 5 Wiswall Circle #5, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72405356)
    25
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,749 sqft  
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72405356
  12. Photo of 20 Wiswall cir, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72427484)
    12
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,732 sqft  
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72427484
  13. Photo of 20 Wiswall Cir #20, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72411856)
    24
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,732 sqft  
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72411856
  14. Photo of 26 Elmwood Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72430994)
    11
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,670 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72430994
  15. Photo of 245 Weston Rd, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72427275)
    22
    3 beds,  1 bath
    1,873 sqft   lot 10,454 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Needham - 936 Great Plain Ave.
    MLS 72427275
  16. Photo of 62 Pleasant Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72412243)
    25
    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,260 sqft   lot 12,196 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Realty Group, LLC
    MLS 72412243
  17. Photo of 279 Weston Rd, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72430364)
    7
    3 beds,  1 bath
    1,102 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72430364
  18. Photo of 153 Cedar St, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72430260)
    8
    4 beds,  1 bath
    1,792 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72430260
  19. Photo of 6 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72423904)
    20
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,178 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72423904
  20. Photo of 103 Walnut Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72404785)
    11
    4 beds,  3 baths
    1,860 sqft   lot 14,374 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72404785
  21. Photo of 37 Linden St #15, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72419397)
    2
    2 beds,  1 bath
    950 sqft  
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72419397
  22. Photo of 0 Confidential, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72425018)
    3
    Listed with Green Star Realty
    MLS 72425018
  23. Photo of 150 Pond Rd, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72406310)
    14
    5 beds,  6 baths
    7,741 sqft  
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72406310
  24. Photo of 60 Manor Ave, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72420788)
    17
    5 beds,  5 baths
    3,600 sqft  
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72420788
  25. Photo of 94 Rice St #SF, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72425997)
    14
    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,854 sqft  
    Listed with Thread Real Estate, LLC
    MLS 72425997
  26. Photo of 69 Monadnock Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72425809)
    20
    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,884 sqft  
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72425809
  27. Photo of 22 Caroline St, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72424240)
    27
    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,700 sqft  
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72424240
  28. Photo of 49 Glen Rd #49, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72397158)
    2
    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,890 sqft  
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72397158
  29. Photo of 45 Seaward Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481 (MLS # 72404673)
    20
    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,755 sqft  
    Listed with WinPlus Realty Group
    MLS 72404673
  30. Photo of 14 Weston #Unit 14, Wellesley, MA 02482 (MLS # 72431529)
    13
    4 beds,  3 baths
    1,800 sqft  
    Listed with LAER Realty Partners
    MLS 72431529
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