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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. 8 Beds,  10 Baths
    8,677 sqft   lot 30,928 sqft
    Listed with New Brook Realty Group, LLC
    MLS 72684019
  2. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,400 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72677617
  3. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,808 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Realty Group, LLC
    MLS 72648862
  4. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,153 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72670142
  5. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,028 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72667462
  6. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,961 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72662891
  7. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,361 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72656223
  8. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,301 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72652612
  9. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,527 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with JT Fleming & Company
    MLS 72676082
  10. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Dreamega International Realty LLC
    MLS 72678138
  11. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,540 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72666896
  12. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,267 sqft   lot 27,879 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72664151
  13. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,896 sqft   lot 25,701 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72664220
  14. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,516 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72656247
  15. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,422 sqft   lot 15,246 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72662766
  16. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,453 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72681512
  17. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,725 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Hammond Residential Real Estate
    MLS 72655422
  18. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,076 sqft   lot 13,940 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72654494
  19. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,500 sqft   lot 30,057 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72651897
  20. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,200 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72650079
  21. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,415 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72650293
  22. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,500 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with JT Fleming & Company
    MLS 72681843
  23. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,800 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72673348
  24. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,979 sqft   lot 14,375 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72654771
  25. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,136 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72656524
  26. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,804 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72685560
  27. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,751 sqft   lot 18,731 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72656792
  28. Price Drop
    4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,200 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72667985
  29. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,558 sqft   lot 17,860 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72664275
  30. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,980 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72685145
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