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. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    9,995 sqft   lot 40,947 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73066168
  2. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    7,555 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 73073458
  3. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    6,383 sqft   lot 1.24 ac
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73069968
  4. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,000 sqft   lot 16,989 sqft
    Listed with eXp Realty
    MLS 73062761
  5. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,501 sqft   lot 1.01 ac
    Listed with MGS Group Real Estate LTD - Wellesley
    MLS 73073817
  6. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 23,523 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73073849
  7. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,558 sqft   lot 15,246 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73055198
  8. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,377 sqft   lot 41,382 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 73069127
  9. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,523 sqft   lot 24,394 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73065806
  10. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,700 sqft  
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73057372
  11. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,586 sqft   lot 30,057 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73070397
  12. 2 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,940 sqft  
    Listed with Advisors Living - New Developments
    MLS 73056208
  13. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,953 sqft  
    Listed with Advisors Living - New Developments
    MLS 73074117
  14. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,025 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Advisors Living - Wellesley
    MLS 73071923
  15. 2 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,778 sqft  
    Listed with Advisors Living - New Developments
    MLS 73066248
  16. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,909 sqft   lot 35,284 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73057717
  17. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,944 sqft   lot 15,246 sqft
    Listed with Carol Stewart
    MLS 73057507
  18. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,597 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 73055653
  19. 6 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,083 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 73072042
  20. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,859 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with MGS Group Real Estate LTD - Wellesley
    MLS 73071557
  21. 2 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,948 sqft   lot 4.00 ac
    Listed with Advisors Living - Sudbury
    MLS 73054066
  22. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,200 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Listed with Century 21 Shawmut Properties
    MLS 73072379
  23. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,200 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Listed with Century 21 Shawmut Properties
    MLS 73072081
  24. 6 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,756 sqft   lot 9,148 sqft
    Listed with Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Wellesley
    MLS 73056942
  25. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,564 sqft  
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 73072518
  26. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,608 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Wellesley
    MLS 73055287
  27. 2 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,943 sqft  
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 73068278
  28. 1 Bed,  2 Baths
    1,205 sqft  
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73070312
  29. 2 Beds,  1 Bath
    950 sqft  
    Listed with www.HomeZu.com
    MLS 73074051
  30. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,500 sqft  
    Listed with Peace of Mind Realty
    MLS 73065105
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