Wellesley

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. 8 Beds,  14 Baths
    15,422 sqft   lot 2.12 ac
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73247992
  2. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 3.04 ac
    Listed with MGS Group Real Estate LTD
    MLS 73247660
  3. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 3.04 ac
    Listed with MGS Group Real Estate LTD
    MLS 73247662
  4. 8 Beds,  9 Baths
    10,662 sqft   lot 9.60 ac
    Listed with MGS Group Real Estate LTD - Wellesley
    MLS 73229287
  5. 6 Beds,  10 Baths
    8,211 sqft   lot 33,106 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73233762
  6. 7 Beds,  8 Baths
    9,494 sqft   lot 30,057 sqft
    Listed with MGS Group Real Estate LTD - Wellesley
    MLS 73228545
  7. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,200 sqft   lot 24,394 sqft
    Listed with Bassick Real Estate Advisors, LLC
    MLS 73259223
  8. 6 Beds,  9 Baths
    7,800 sqft   lot 25,265 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 73247814
  9. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,260 sqft  
    Listed with JD Advisors, Inc
    MLS 73246857
  10. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    7,830 sqft   lot 37,026 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 73247976
  11. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    4,960 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73240509
  12. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,693 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Listed with J Blumen & Associates
    MLS 73255785
  13. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,620 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73233761
  14. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,408 sqft   lot 18,296 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73255579
  15. 2 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,178 sqft  
    Listed with JD Advisors, Inc
    MLS 73248560
  16. 5 Beds,  9 Baths
    7,112 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73266756
  17. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,940 sqft  
    Listed with JD Advisors, Inc
    MLS 73231296
  18. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,700 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with JT Fleming & Company
    MLS 73255076
  19. 7 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,161 sqft   lot 13,940 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 73230674
  20. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,398 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 73243342
  21. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,904 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73264013
  22. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,630 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73262831
  23. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,352 sqft   lot 19,167 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 73258072
  24. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,591 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 73254724
  25. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,806 sqft   lot 25,701 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 73240770
  26. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,100 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Boston Northwest
    MLS 73258989
  27. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,020 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with Blue Ocean Realty, LLC
    MLS 73263225
  28. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,557 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 73265647
  29. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,346 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 73255080
  30. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,066 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73231476
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