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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. 7 Beds,  9 Baths
    10,099 sqft   lot 1.54 ac
    Listed with
    MLS 72617745
  2. 8 Beds,  8 Baths
    10,000 sqft   lot 1.94 ac
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72618437
  3. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,451 sqft   lot 40,076 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72600449
  4. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    8,000 sqft   lot 2.47 ac
    Listed with
    MLS 72619429
  5. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    8,000 sqft   lot 27,008 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72596665
  6. 7 Beds,  7 Baths
    8,419 sqft   lot 30,492 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72608266
  7. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,690 sqft   lot 34,848 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72615958
  8. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,918 sqft   lot 1.60 ac
    Listed with
    MLS 72603354
  9. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    5,229 sqft   lot 27,879 sqft
    Listed with LandVest, Inc.
    MLS 72610102
  10. 7 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,500 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with JT Fleming & Company
    MLS 72616235
  11. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,142 sqft   lot 16,118 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72605632
  12. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,501 sqft   lot 1.57 ac
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72609806
  13. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,600 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72596519
  14. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 27,879 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72616753
  15. 6 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,794 sqft   lot 25,701 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72604775
  16. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,014 sqft   lot 23,087 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72605837
  17. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    6,000 sqft   lot 32,670 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72614059
  18. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,987 sqft   lot 22,652 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72610521
  19. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,312 sqft   lot 16,553 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72609689
  20. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    3,923 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with OwnerEntry.com
    MLS 72615561
  21. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,949 sqft   lot 24,830 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72597951
  22. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,558 sqft   lot 17,860 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72613271
  23. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,373 sqft   lot 29,186 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72603679
  24. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,300 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72610667
  25. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,979 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72620225
  26. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,600 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72610942
  27. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,019 sqft   lot 24,394 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72613251
  28. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,248 sqft   lot 27,008 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72609122
  29. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,915 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72615996
  30. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,650 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72612615
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