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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
    6,688 sqft   lot 2.88 ac
    Listed with
    MLS 72716431
  2. 8 Beds,  8 Baths
    9,800 sqft   lot 1.94 ac
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72716530
  3. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    7,750 sqft   lot 27,008 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72685493
  4. 7 Beds,  8 Baths
    8,000 sqft   lot 35,720 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72696249
  5. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,278 sqft   lot 2.66 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72729066
  6. 6 Beds,  9 Baths
    7,130 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72694417
  7. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    7,500 sqft   lot 23,087 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72723231
  8. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    8,355 sqft   lot 35,720 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72701910
  9. 8 Beds,  8 Baths
    9,800 sqft   lot 40,947 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72724887
  10. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,578 sqft   lot 25,265 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72708870
  11. 7 Beds,  7 Baths
    8,419 sqft   lot 30,492 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72692359
  12. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,874 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72680670
  13. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,011 sqft   lot 30,492 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72723705
  14. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,000 sqft   lot 30,057 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72729458
  15. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,296 sqft   lot 22,652 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72724200
  16. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,918 sqft   lot 1.60 ac
    Listed with
    MLS 72678570
  17. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    6,430 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72714041
  18. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,417 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with LandVest, Inc.
    MLS 72713288
  19. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,841 sqft   lot 15,246 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72711892
  20. 6 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,242 sqft   lot 15,246 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72728986
  21. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,349 sqft   lot 39,204 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72716342
  22. 8 Beds,  10 Baths
    8,677 sqft   lot 30,928 sqft
    Listed with New Brook Realty Group, LLC
    MLS 72684019
  23. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,651 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72710026
  24. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 27,443 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72723918
  25. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,284 sqft   lot 37,026 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72715992
  26. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,334 sqft   lot 21,345 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72717640
  27. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    4,984 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72714981
  28. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,580 sqft   lot 16,553 sqft
    Listed with Realty Executives Boston West
    MLS 72710248
  29. 2 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,930 sqft   lot 2.75 ac
    Listed with
    MLS 72701640
  30. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,418 sqft   lot 24,830 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72696732
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