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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,  8 baths
    7,945 sqft   lot 1.03 ac
    Listed with
    MLS 72491927
  2. 6 beds,  8 baths
    9,922 sqft   lot 40,075 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72459306
  3. 6 beds,  8 baths
    7,143 sqft   lot 39,204 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72479607
  4. 6 beds,  8 baths
    8,000 sqft   lot 25,700 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72476790
  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,  7 baths
    7,494 sqft   lot 3.77 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72498779
  7. 7 beds,  6 baths
    9,454 sqft   lot 1.70 ac
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Weston - Boston Post Rd.
    MLS 72459769
  8. 5 beds,  8 baths
    6,874 sqft   lot 25,265 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72497163
  9. 7 beds,  7 baths
    7,009 sqft   lot 29,185 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72475882
  10. 6 beds,  7 baths
    7,012 sqft   lot 21,345 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72503101
  11. 6 beds,  8 baths
    7,027 sqft   lot 33,976 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72464338
  12. 5 beds,  6 baths
    4,596 sqft   lot 1.36 ac
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72483822
  13. 6 beds,  7 baths
    6,113 sqft   lot 1.06 ac
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72473142
  14. 6 beds,  7 baths
    7,220 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72491649
  15. 5 beds,  5 baths
    5,064 sqft   lot 1.19 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72481498
  16. Price Drop
    5 beds,  5 baths
    6,918 sqft   lot 1.60 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Weston
    MLS 72463357
  17. 6 beds,  8 baths
    8,200 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Weston - Boston Post Rd.
    MLS 72462265
  18. 6 beds,  8 baths
    7,105 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72458034
  19. 6 beds,  6 baths
    6,087 sqft   lot 25,265 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72487073
  20. 6 beds,  9 baths
    7,500 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72469233
  21. 7 beds,  6 baths
    7,007 sqft   lot 40,947 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Weston - Boston Post Rd.
    MLS 72493333
  22. 5 beds,  5 baths
    4,494 sqft   lot 1.80 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72461718
  23. 6 beds,  7 baths
    7,300 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72493225
  24. 5 beds,  3 baths
    4,000 sqft   lot 28,314 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72459309
  25. 6 beds,  5 baths
    5,412 sqft   lot 16,553 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72501077
  26. 5 beds,  5 baths
    5,197 sqft   lot 16,118 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72480011
  27. 6 beds,  6 baths
    5,126 sqft   lot 21,345 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72464279
  28. 5 beds,  7 baths
    6,307 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72500131
  29. 0 beds,  0 bath
    lot 1.21 ac
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72492178
  30. 7 beds,  10 baths
    8,677 sqft   lot 30,928 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72469471
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