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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,  4 baths
    5,578 sqft   lot 1.43 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Concord
    MLS 72473068
  2. 5 beds,  4 baths
    4,877 sqft   lot 19,602 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72501174
  3. 6 beds,  5 baths
    5,220 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with WinPlus Realty Group
    MLS 72472087
  4. 6 beds,  8 baths
    4,984 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Weston - Boston Post Rd.
    MLS 72494593
  5. 5 beds,  4 baths
    4,235 sqft   lot 31,364 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72475879
  6. 5 beds,  5 baths
    4,267 sqft   lot 27,879 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72509998
  7. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,588 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72494675
  8. 5 beds,  5 baths
    4,430 sqft   lot 17,424 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72508206
  9. 2 beds,  4 baths
    2,991 sqft   lot 2.75 ac
    Listed with
    MLS 72513043
  10. Price Drop
    5 beds,  4 baths
    4,557 sqft   lot 1.19 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72493864
  11. 5 beds,  4 baths
    4,312 sqft   lot 16,553 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72496232
  12. 4 beds,  5 baths
    5,300 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72476120
  13. Price Drop
    4 beds,  4 baths
    3,865 sqft   lot 27,008 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72502834
  14. 0 beds,  0 bath
    lot 40,076 sqft
    Listed with Peter Holland
    MLS 72524602
  15. 4 beds,  5 baths
    4,800 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72513352
  16. 4 beds,  4 baths
    3,900 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72496291
  17. 8 beds,  7 baths
    4,136 sqft   lot 8,277 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72522071
  18. 6 beds,  4 baths
    5,603 sqft   lot 1.02 ac
    Listed with
    MLS 72513050
  19. 5 beds,  4 baths
    4,348 sqft   lot 26,136 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72524673
  20. Price Drop
    3 beds,  4 baths
    3,076 sqft   lot 1.05 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72502737
  21. 5 beds,  4 baths
    5,712 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72496205
  22. 5 beds,  5 baths
    5,415 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72480418
  23. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,852 sqft   lot 35,720 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72511366
  24. 5 beds,  4 baths
    3,032 sqft   lot 25,265 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72508231
  25. 4 beds,  4 baths
    3,844 sqft   lot 27,443 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72474350
  26. 4 beds,  5 baths
    4,300 sqft   lot 23,959 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72497949
  27. 5 beds,  4 baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 27,443 sqft
    Listed with York Realty LLC
    MLS 72507781
  28. 4 beds,  4 baths
    3,151 sqft   lot 13,940 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72487147
  29. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,319 sqft   lot 16,118 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72487580
  30. 4 beds,  4 baths
    3,105 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72480337
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