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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,  5 Baths
    4,804 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72777468
  2. 5 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,158 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with Stuart St James, Inc.
    MLS 72778766
  3. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,817 sqft   lot 12,633 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72792057
  4. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,726 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72789794
  5. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,806 sqft   lot 16,989 sqft
    Listed with Stephen Rich
    MLS 72782662
  6. 4 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,435 sqft   lot 32,235 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72792757
  7. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,318 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72782184
  8. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,909 sqft   lot 14,375 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72787527
  9. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,472 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72781935
  10. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,558 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72781368
  11. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,109 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72792282
  12. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,974 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72789213
  13. 3 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,755 sqft  
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72766170
  14. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,900 sqft   lot 17,860 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72789456
  15. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,252 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72779918
  16. 4 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,403 sqft   lot 8,277 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72780320
  17. 4 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,452 sqft   lot 25,701 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72779949
  18. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,182 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72782081
  19. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,556 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72787107
  20. 2 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,141 sqft  
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72793837
  21. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,560 sqft   lot 17,860 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72793811
  22. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,934 sqft   lot 6,099 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72790094
  23. 8 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,272 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72769054
  24. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,140 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72793824
  25. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,775 sqft   lot 9,148 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72780961
  26. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,814 sqft  
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72782350
  27. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,122 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72784425
  28. 5 Beds,  1 Bath
    1,755 sqft   lot 6,099 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72777295
  29. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,158 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72770306
  30. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,657 sqft   lot 8,712 sqft
    Listed with Showpiece Real Estate
    MLS 72787474
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