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. 22,713 sqft   lot 35,720 sqft
    Listed with 128 CRE
    MLS 73216792
  2. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    8,725 sqft   lot 28,750 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73221156
  3. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    8,342 sqft   lot 24,394 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73221418
  4. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    8,000 sqft   lot 1.21 ac
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 73206848
  5. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,424 sqft   lot 33,977 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73204119
  6. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,072 sqft   lot 33,542 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73208346
  7. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    7,962 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Bassick Forbes Global Properties
    MLS 73193316
  8. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    7,417 sqft   lot 23,087 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 73215620
  9. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    6,905 sqft   lot 21,780 sqft
    Listed with Realty Associates
    MLS 73200930
  10. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    9,260 sqft   lot 40,076 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73200340
  11. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    6,231 sqft   lot 22,652 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 73198420
  12. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    6,310 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Realty Associates
    MLS 73199498
  13. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,749 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73222141
  14. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,190 sqft   lot 1.17 ac
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73218121
  15. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,401 sqft   lot 36,591 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73219678
  16. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 27,879 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 73219274
  17. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,150 sqft   lot 32,670 sqft
    Listed with Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Wellesley
    MLS 73206758
  18. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,781 sqft   lot 12,633 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 73207063
  19. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,030 sqft   lot 28,314 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 73209281
  20. 3 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,307 sqft  
    Listed with Advisors Living - New Developments
    MLS 73202334
  21. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,940 sqft   lot 19,167 sqft
    Listed with Realty Associates
    MLS 73213037
  22. 6 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,095 sqft   lot 18,296 sqft
    Listed with MGS Group Real Estate LTD - Wellesley
    MLS 73212488
  23. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,400 sqft   lot 12,633 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73199071
  24. 2 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,160 sqft  
    Listed with Advisors Living - New Developments
    MLS 73193327
  25. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,630 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73219861
  26. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,811 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Greatland Real Estate LLC
    MLS 73217135
  27. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,904 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73222788
  28. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,309 sqft   lot 24,394 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73212063
  29. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,665 sqft   lot 26,136 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 73201251
  30. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,630 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with MGS Group Real Estate LTD - Wellesley
    MLS 73215555
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