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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. 7 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,651 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72727229
  2. 3 Beds,  5 Baths
    2,986 sqft  
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72744506
  3. 3 Beds,  5 Baths
    2,986 sqft  
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72744496
  4. 3 Beds,  5 Baths
    2,986 sqft  
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72744517
  5. 3 Beds,  5 Baths
    2,986 sqft  
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72744511
  6. 3 Beds,  5 Baths
    2,986 sqft  
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72744490
  7. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,132 sqft   lot 13,940 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72746443
  8. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,339 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72736502
  9. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,944 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72759185
  10. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,173 sqft   lot 15,246 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72742907
  11. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,100 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72732333
  12. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,680 sqft   lot 35,284 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72753917
  13. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,284 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton
    MLS 72731485
  14. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,574 sqft   lot 18,296 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72729772
  15. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 19,602 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72729247
  16. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,598 sqft   lot 26,136 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Westwood
    MLS 72736090
  17. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,515 sqft   lot 20,038 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72755210
  18. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,207 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72729955
  19. 3 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,592 sqft   lot 4,792 sqft
    Listed with East Coast Realty, Inc.
    MLS 72749488
  20. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,532 sqft   lot 8,277 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72734796
  21. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,410 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72746348
  22. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,018 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72752108
  23. 5 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,600 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72749900
  24. 3 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,194 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72761424
  25. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,231 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72736821
  26. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,854 sqft  
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72743680
  27. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,936 sqft   lot 4,792 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72729397
  28. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,223 sqft   lot 19,167 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Weston
    MLS 72728639
  29. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,880 sqft   lot 4,356 sqft
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Newton
    MLS 72740295
  30. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,880 sqft   lot 4,356 sqft
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Newton
    MLS 72740301
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