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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,  10 Baths
    14,000 sqft   lot 1.43 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72810980
  2. 4 Beds,  8 Baths
    9,656 sqft   lot 2.45 ac
    Listed with LandVest, Inc.
    MLS 72829319
  3. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    8,112 sqft   lot 40,076 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72829868
  4. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,100 sqft   lot 28,750 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72825022
  5. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    8,152 sqft   lot 23,087 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72822358
  6. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,200 sqft   lot 33,977 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72831546
  7. 7 Beds,  8 Baths
    7,100 sqft   lot 1.18 ac
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72825928
  8. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,900 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72846038
  9. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,170 sqft   lot 40,076 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72811814
  10. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,041 sqft   lot 1.14 ac
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72847650
  11. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,900 sqft   lot 21,780 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72808629
  12. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    6,378 sqft   lot 27,879 sqft
    Listed with Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    MLS 72814701
  13. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,245 sqft   lot 1.19 ac
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72841436
  14. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,079 sqft   lot 28,314 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72826248
  15. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,229 sqft   lot 1.31 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72851502
  16. 5 Beds,  9 Baths
    8,000 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72825002
  17. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    6,316 sqft   lot 31,364 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72803395
  18. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,168 sqft   lot 23,087 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72834495
  19. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    5,724 sqft   lot 40,076 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72843309
  20. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,571 sqft   lot 1.13 ac
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72820723
  21. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,939 sqft   lot 27,443 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72827423
  22. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,015 sqft   lot 25,265 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72817332
  23. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    5,026 sqft   lot 24,830 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72830323
  24. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,968 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72826246
  25. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    5,603 sqft   lot 16,989 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72812218
  26. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,424 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72819664
  27. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,717 sqft   lot 23,959 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72838344
  28. 7 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,519 sqft   lot 25,701 sqft
    Listed with Kelly Morales
    MLS 72841821
  29. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,616 sqft   lot 26,572 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72826693
  30. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,044 sqft   lot 1.01 ac
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72829014
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