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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. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    7,500 sqft   lot 35,720 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72781427
  2. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,200 sqft   lot 33,977 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72780340
  3. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    7,207 sqft   lot 23,087 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72772343
  4. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    8,664 sqft   lot 30,057 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72792698
  5. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 26,136 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72793718
  6. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,797 sqft   lot 1.15 ac
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72792831
  7. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,138 sqft   lot 26,136 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72782003
  8. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,296 sqft   lot 22,652 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72779869
  9. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,100 sqft   lot 17,424 sqft
    Listed with Showpiece Real Estate
    MLS 72777801
  10. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,000 sqft   lot 30,492 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72772627
  11. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,223 sqft   lot 33,106 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72787935
  12. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,840 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72792521
  13. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    5,864 sqft   lot 13,940 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72789779
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    5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,555 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72786601
  15. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,500 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with www.EntryOnly.com, LLC
    MLS 72776946
  16. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,733 sqft   lot 31,364 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72789181
  17. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,047 sqft   lot 16,553 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72785499
  18. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,373 sqft   lot 13,940 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72782115
  19. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,300 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72777707
  20. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,500 sqft   lot 9,584 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72790718
  21. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,850 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Westwood
    MLS 72777489
  22. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,790 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72774876
  23. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,357 sqft   lot 24,830 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72787587
  24. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,000 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72782072
  25. 3 Beds,  5 Baths
    2,986 sqft  
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72781549
  26. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,518 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72793651
  27. 6 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,520 sqft   lot 9,148 sqft
    Listed with Premier Real Estate Services
    MLS 72782504
  28. 7 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,651 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72780233
  29. 7 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,651 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72780234
  30. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,314 sqft   lot 17,860 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72789460
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