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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. 8 Beds,  9 Baths
    10,662 sqft   lot 9.60 ac
    Listed with William Raveis R. E. & Home Services
    MLS 72730626
  2. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    7,500 sqft   lot 35,720 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72741212
  3. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,278 sqft   lot 2.66 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72729066
  4. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,070 sqft   lot 1.05 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72756841
  5. 8 Beds,  8 Baths
    9,800 sqft   lot 40,947 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72724887
  6. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    6,800 sqft   lot 19,602 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72750965
  7. 7 Beds,  8 Baths
    7,297 sqft   lot 1.89 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72746528
  8. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    7,034 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with Realty Associates
    MLS 72740505
  9. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,273 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72747491
  10. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,817 sqft   lot 27,008 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72734990
  11. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,000 sqft   lot 30,057 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72729458
  12. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,628 sqft   lot 27,008 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72744184
  13. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,122 sqft   lot 25,265 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72744262
  14. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    3,838 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72759642
  15. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,362 sqft   lot 29,621 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72743151
  16. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72759310
  17. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,000 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Weston
    MLS 72740433
  18. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 27,443 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72723918
  19. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,300 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with Showpiece Real Estate
    MLS 72761204
  20. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,150 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72755985
  21. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,560 sqft   lot 37,462 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72733543
  22. 6 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,242 sqft   lot 15,246 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72728986
  23. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,462 sqft   lot 39,640 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72736961
  24. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,250 sqft   lot 13,940 sqft
    Listed with Boston Residential
    MLS 72749131
  25. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,357 sqft   lot 24,830 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72743919
  26. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,527 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with JT Fleming & Company
    MLS 72720323
  27. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    4,042 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72759799
  28. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    4,042 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72758808
  29. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,896 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with United Real Estate, LLC
    MLS 72731308
  30. 7 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,651 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72727227
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