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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. 5 beds,  5 baths
    4,800 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with G.K. Development
    MLS 72442095
  2. 6 beds,  4 baths
    4,100 sqft   lot 23,522 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72450251
  3. 5 beds,  4 baths
    4,382 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72441571
  4. 5 beds,  8 baths
    5,300 sqft   lot 14,810 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72445028
  5. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,675 sqft   lot 14,374 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72452622
  6. 5 beds,  5 baths
    3,988 sqft   lot 26,571 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72450241
  7. 4 beds,  5 baths
    6,600 sqft   lot 17,424 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72447226
  8. 4 beds,  5 baths
    4,732 sqft   lot 26,571 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72445790
  9. 4 beds,  4 baths
    4,147 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72441605
  10. 4 beds,  5 baths
    6,100 sqft   lot 14,810 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72439447
  11. 5 beds,  4 baths
    2,952 sqft   lot 35,719 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72438794
  12. 0 beds,  0 bath
    lot 35,719 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72438797
  13. 5 beds,  3 baths
    3,770 sqft   lot 14,810 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72438650
  14. 6 beds,  7 baths
    4,510 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72445057
  15. 4 beds,  4 baths
    4,430 sqft   lot 28,749 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72445752
  16. 4 beds,  4 baths
    3,417 sqft   lot 16,117 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72455264
  17. 6 beds,  5 baths
    4,804 sqft   lot 13,503 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72451080
  18. 5 beds,  4 baths
    3,922 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72450197
  19. 5 beds,  4 baths
    3,369 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72440751
  20. 4 beds,  3 baths
    3,601 sqft   lot 20,908 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72440674
  21. 4 beds,  5 baths
    4,867 sqft   lot 16,552 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72441572
  22. 5 beds,  5 baths
    5,840 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Back Bay
    MLS 72441618
  23. 4 beds,  4 baths
    2,438 sqft   lot 9,583 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72438967
  24. Pre-Foreclosure
    or Short Sale
    4 beds,  3 baths
    3,095 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72439540
  25. 5 beds,  3 baths
    3,083 sqft   lot 13,939 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72454349
  26. 4 beds,  4 baths
    3,228 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72445930
  27. 3 beds,  3 baths
    2,286 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72438982
  28. 5 beds,  4 baths
    2,574 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72447227
  29. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,777 sqft   lot 20,908 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72454460
  30. 3 beds,  2 baths
    2,326 sqft   lot 14,810 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72444816
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