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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. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,000 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72877340
  2. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,545 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72870765
  3. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,716 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72862853
  4. Pre-Foreclosure
    or Short Sale
    6 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,110 sqft   lot 29,186 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Hingham
    MLS 72879954
  5. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,855 sqft   lot 32,670 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72884435
  6. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,806 sqft   lot 19,167 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72876171
  7. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,592 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72879791
  8. 3 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,119 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with Perlera Real Estate
    MLS 72885382
  9. 3 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,400 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72894960
  10. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,335 sqft   lot 16,989 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72865687
  11. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,876 sqft   lot 8,277 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72896342
  12. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,080 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72883543
  13. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,190 sqft   lot 34,413 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72865632
  14. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,778 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72878885
  15. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,356 sqft   lot 16,989 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72891849
  16. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,425 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Realty Executives Boston West
    MLS 72895568
  17. 2 Beds,  1 Bath
    1,303 sqft   lot 23,523 sqft
    Listed with Switzler REALTORS
    MLS 72886754
  18. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 23,523 sqft
    Listed with Switzler REALTORS
    MLS 72886755
  19. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,440 sqft   lot 17,860 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72892820
  20. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,321 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72861997
  21. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,552 sqft  
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72858463
  22. 2 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,520 sqft  
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72893061
  23. 2 Beds,  4 Baths
    1,764 sqft  
    Listed with www.EntryOnly.com, LLC
    MLS 72894349
  24. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,103 sqft  
    Listed with New Brook Realty Group, LLC
    MLS 72881596
  25. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,380 sqft   lot 12,633 sqft
    Listed with www.EntryOnly.com, LLC
    MLS 72884858
  26. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,432 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with Boston Connect Real Estate
    MLS 72888879
  27. 3 Beds,  1 Bath
    1,100 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Realty Executives Boston West
    MLS 72891904
  28. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,378 sqft   lot 8,277 sqft
    Listed with Blue Ocean Realty, LLC
    MLS 72872739
  29. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,408 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Wellesley
    MLS 72881210
  30. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,260 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72859609
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