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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
    3,650 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72612615
  2. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,586 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72610742
  3. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    3,926 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72617616
  4. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,610 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72608157
  5. 3 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,721 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72616145
  6. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,960 sqft   lot 12,633 sqft
    Listed with WinPlus Realty Group
    MLS 72611528
  7. 4 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,643 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72599326
  8. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,211 sqft   lot 26,136 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72615921
  9. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,955 sqft   lot 14,375 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72618648
  10. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,650 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72610858
  11. 2 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,235 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72607248
  12. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,054 sqft  
    Listed with Foemmel Fine Homes
    MLS 72617411
  13. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,054 sqft  
    Listed with Foemmel Fine Homes
    MLS 72617408
  14. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,447 sqft   lot 33,106 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72611596
  15. 3 Beds,  1 Bath
    1,557 sqft   lot 22,652 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72620493
  16. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 22,652 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72620500
  17. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,706 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with LAER Realty Partners
    MLS 72619452
  18. Price Drop
    3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,873 sqft   lot 8,712 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72616018
  19. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,440 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with United Real Estate, LLC
    MLS 72604534
  20. 4 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,807 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Wellesley
    MLS 72616391
  21. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,304 sqft   lot 12,633 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Weston
    MLS 72613894
  22. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,488 sqft  
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72604973
  23. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,582 sqft   lot 8,712 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72606233
  24. 3 Beds,  1 Bath
    1,008 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72616907
  25. 2 Beds,  1 Bath
    950 sqft  
    Listed with
    MLS 72608329
  26. Price Drop
    1 Bed,  2 Baths
    912 sqft  
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Weston
    MLS 72608828
  27. 5 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,673 sqft  
    Listed with
    MLS 72606345
  28. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,909 sqft  
    Listed with David A. Brossi
    MLS 72604005
  29. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,934 sqft  
    Listed with
    MLS 72597263
  30. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,105 sqft  
    Listed with Northeast Development & Investment, Inc.
    MLS 72617319
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