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. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    9,215 sqft   lot 29,621 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72955556
  2. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    8,819 sqft   lot 1.38 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72944961
  3. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    7,149 sqft   lot 27,008 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72973384
  4. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    7,630 sqft   lot 25,265 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72977903
  5. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,348 sqft   lot 1.25 ac
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72957188
  6. 6 Beds,  9 Baths
    8,602 sqft   lot 24,394 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72945333
  7. 7 Beds,  8 Baths
    7,100 sqft   lot 1.18 ac
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72954326
  8. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,000 sqft   lot 16,989 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72978585
  9. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,276 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72963173
  10. 6 Beds,  4 Baths
    5,059 sqft   lot 38,769 sqft
    Listed with MGS Group Real Estate LTD
    MLS 72947860
  11. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,023 sqft   lot 24,394 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72953932
  12. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,310 sqft  
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72945903
  13. 2 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,270 sqft  
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72974576
  14. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,601 sqft   lot 19,602 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72963152
  15. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,310 sqft  
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72945112
  16. 2 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,045 sqft  
    Listed with Advisors Living - New Developments
    MLS 72957385
  17. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,825 sqft   lot 28,314 sqft
    Listed with Dover Country Properties Inc.
    MLS 72976290
  18. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,750 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72947973
  19. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,517 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72969217
  20. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,294 sqft   lot 27,443 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72960211
  21. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,061 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with MGS Group Real Estate LTD
    MLS 72959722
  22. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,500 sqft   lot 22,652 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72951669
  23. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,137 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72951035
  24. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,771 sqft   lot 17,860 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72964206
  25. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,164 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72947998
  26. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,600 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72953918
  27. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,148 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72943753
  28. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,300 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72953166
  29. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,752 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72976298
  30. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,649 sqft   lot 16,553 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72969150
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