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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. 5 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,938 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with The Greene Realty Group
    MLS 72552467
  2. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,280 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72561828
  3. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,675 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72558421
  4. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,082 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72574058
  5. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,650 sqft   lot 16,118 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72563468
  6. 5 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,945 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72558737
  7. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,882 sqft   lot 26,572 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72558811
  8. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,200 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72540803
  9. 6 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,600 sqft   lot 14,375 sqft
    Listed with Equity Partners, Inc.
    MLS 72539574
  10. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,404 sqft   lot 9,148 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72572780
  11. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,624 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72548625
  12. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,374 sqft   lot 12,633 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72558960
  13. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,478 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72574363
  14. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,514 sqft   lot 19,167 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72580525
  15. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,411 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72559085
  16. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,756 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72558377
  17. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,654 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with USRealty.com, LLP
    MLS 72552978
  18. 5 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,607 sqft   lot 19,167 sqft
    Listed with Philip Hou Real Estate
    MLS 72567993
  19. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,472 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72570431
  20. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,000 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72563107
  21. 5 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,372 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72570367
  22. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,361 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with www.EntryOnly.com
    MLS 72548400
  23. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,995 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72582452
  24. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,269 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72574092
  25. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,418 sqft   lot 15,246 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Newton - Centre St.
    MLS 72562232
  26. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,400 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72555881
  27. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,244 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72563018
  28. 1 Bed,  2 Baths
    1,528 sqft  
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72574813
  29. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,500 sqft   lot 17,860 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72547484
  30. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,564 sqft  
    Listed with William Raveis R. E. & Home Services
    MLS 72581077
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