Wellesley

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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. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    8,100 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 73034524
  2. 5 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    4,927 sqft   lot 1.22 ac
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73032602
  3. 5 Beds,  5.5 Baths
    8,000 sqft   lot 33,106 sqft
    Listed with Simin Javaheri
    MLS 73035172
  4. 6 Beds,  6.5 Baths
    7,625 sqft   lot 21,345 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 73035318
  5. 5 Beds,  6.5 Baths
    8,553 sqft   lot 1.08 ac
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 73031742
  6. 3 Beds,  2.5 Baths
    2,350 sqft  
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73043443
  7. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,772 sqft   lot 21,780 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73021178
  8. 2 Beds,  2.5 Baths
    2,045 sqft  
    Listed with Advisors Living - New Developments
    MLS 73031430
  9. 2 Beds,  2.5 Baths
    2,181 sqft  
    Listed with Advisors Living - New Developments
    MLS 73029899
  10. 4 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    5,311 sqft   lot 42,254 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73041750
  11. 5 Beds,  5.5 Baths
    5,310 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 73037052
  12. 5 Beds,  5.5 Baths
    5,900 sqft   lot 14,375 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Boston Metrowest
    MLS 73028792
  13. 5 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    4,600 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 73039934
  14. 3 Beds,  2.5 Baths
    1,953 sqft  
    Listed with Advisors Living - New Developments
    MLS 73031437
  15. 2 Beds,  2.5 Baths
    1,875 sqft  
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73020828
  16. 4 Beds,  3.5 Baths
    3,800 sqft   lot 17,860 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73039398
  17. 2 Beds,  2.5 Baths
    1,730 sqft  
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73023344
  18. 5 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    3,878 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73037491
  19. 4 Beds,  3.5 Baths
    3,600 sqft   lot 25,701 sqft
    Listed with Creating Homes Realty
    MLS 73040579
  20. 5 Beds,  3.5 Baths
    4,232 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 73033632
  21. 5 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    3,606 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73035351
  22. 5 Beds,  3.5 Baths
    3,805 sqft   lot 29,621 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 73033380
  23. 4 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 15,246 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 73006595
  24. 5 Beds,  3 Baths
    4,459 sqft   lot 18,296 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73043031
  25. 6 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    4,063 sqft   lot 13,940 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | Back Bay
    MLS 73042456
  26. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,475 sqft  
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73020861
  27. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,463 sqft  
    Listed with Advisors Living - New Developments
    MLS 73027893
  28. 5 Beds,  3.5 Baths
    3,725 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Realty Associates
    MLS 73034899
  29. Price Drop
    5 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    4,400 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 73029698
  30. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,389 sqft  
    Listed with Advisors Living - New Developments
    MLS 73028260
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