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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
    7,700 sqft   lot 22,652 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72873943
  2. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,395 sqft   lot 23,958 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72886884
  3. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,000 sqft   lot 27,008 sqft
    Listed with eXp Realty
    MLS 72881231
  4. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,487 sqft   lot 21,345 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72894059
  5. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,070 sqft   lot 28,314 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72855748
  6. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,350 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72890279
  7. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    5,500 sqft   lot 15,246 sqft
    Listed with Charney Real Estate
    MLS 72897670
  8. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 21,780 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72897546
  9. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,152 sqft   lot 39,640 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72873507
  10. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72893829
  11. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,639 sqft   lot 1.01 ac
    Listed with Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    MLS 72885546
  12. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,700 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Boston Value Realty
    MLS 72861474
  13. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,745 sqft   lot 19,602 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72890463
  14. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,200 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with High End Homes Realty Group LLC
    MLS 72895974
  15. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,225 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72890649
  16. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,254 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72871789
  17. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,504 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Blue Ocean Realty, LLC
    MLS 72880134
  18. 15 Beds,  9 Baths
    7,846 sqft   lot 29,186 sqft
    Listed with StartPoint Realty
    MLS 72893049
  19. 3 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,846 sqft  
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72892448
  20. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,500 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72855665
  21. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    4,042 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listed with Blue Ocean Realty, LLC
    MLS 72879432
  22. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,896 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with United Real Estate, LLC
    MLS 72885843
  23. 3 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,011 sqft   lot 40,076 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72896507
  24. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,373 sqft   lot 29,186 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72876272
  25. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,161 sqft   lot 13,940 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72890850
  26. 3 Beds,  5 Baths
    2,986 sqft  
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72882603
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    4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,600 sqft   lot 9,584 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Greater Worcester
    MLS 72869622
  28. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 22,652 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72857890
  29. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,262 sqft   lot 22,652 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72857884
  30. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,000 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72891857
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