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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. Listed with Boston Realty Advisors
    MLS 72445667
  2. 7 beds,  8 baths
    7,804 sqft   lot 1.05 ac
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72440081
  3. 6 beds,  8 baths
    9,922 sqft   lot 40,075 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72459306
  4. 5 beds,  8 baths
    7,495 sqft   lot 3.02 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Weston
    MLS 72452487
  5. 5 beds,  8 baths
    8,000 sqft   lot 2.47 ac
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72454956
  6. 7 beds,  6 baths
    9,454 sqft   lot 1.70 ac
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Weston - Boston Post Rd.
    MLS 72459769
  7. 6 beds,  9 baths
    8,670 sqft   lot 4.41 ac
    Listed with Andrew J. Abu Inc., REALTORS®
    MLS 72445483
  8. 6 beds,  7 baths
    7,192 sqft   lot 21,344 sqft
    Listed with Realty Executives Boston West
    MLS 72458885
  9. 6 beds,  9 baths
    8,720 sqft   lot 2.25 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72439959
  10. 6 beds,  7 baths
    8,492 sqft   lot 23,958 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72445609
  11. 7 beds,  8 baths
    8,000 sqft   lot 1.38 ac
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72435132
  12. 5 beds,  5 baths
    6,918 sqft   lot 1.60 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Weston
    MLS 72463357
  13. 5 beds,  7 baths
    8,000 sqft   lot 35,283 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72444814
  14. 6 beds,  8 baths
    7,027 sqft   lot 33,976 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72464338
  15. 4 beds,  6 baths
    4,804 sqft   lot 24,829 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72462461
  16. 6 beds,  8 baths
    8,200 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Weston - Boston Post Rd.
    MLS 72462265
  17. 5 beds,  5 baths
    4,494 sqft   lot 1.80 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72461718
  18. 5 beds,  7 baths
    6,970 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72449957
  19. 5 beds,  6 baths
    7,741 sqft   lot 3.02 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72441550
  20. 6 beds,  7 baths
    7,100 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72450043
  21. 5 beds,  7 baths
    7,900 sqft   lot 21,780 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72466495
  22. 6 beds,  8 baths
    7,105 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72458034
  23. 6 beds,  8 baths
    6,316 sqft   lot 31,363 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72447956
  24. 6 beds,  6 baths
    6,406 sqft   lot 36,154 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72447065
  25. 5 beds,  4 baths
    6,928 sqft   lot 25,264 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72452745
  26. 6 beds,  6 baths
    5,126 sqft   lot 21,344 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72464279
  27. 6 beds,  5 baths
    5,021 sqft   lot 30,491 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72448473
  28. 5 beds,  6 baths
    5,600 sqft   lot 39,204 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72447448
  29. 5 beds,  3 baths
    4,000 sqft   lot 28,314 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72459309
  30. 6 beds,  5 baths
    4,906 sqft   lot 1.21 ac
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72461131
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