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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,  10 baths
    8,677 sqft   lot 30,927 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72469471
  2. 6 beds,  5 baths
    4,906 sqft   lot 1.21 ac
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72461131
  3. 6 beds,  6 baths
    5,773 sqft   lot 25,264 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72458263
  4. 5 beds,  6 baths
    5,099 sqft   lot 23,958 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72456243
  5. 5 beds,  6 baths
    6,180 sqft   lot 42,253 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72449737
  6. Price Drop
    5 beds,  5 baths
    4,800 sqft   lot 37,026 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72444215
  7. 6 beds,  6 baths
    6,116 sqft   lot 30,927 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72464909
  8. Price Drop
    7 beds,  6 baths
    6,130 sqft   lot 27,442 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72461431
  9. 5 beds,  5 baths
    4,863 sqft   lot 27,007 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72459884
  10. 4 beds,  4 baths
    4,800 sqft   lot 23,086 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Weston - Boston Post Rd.
    MLS 72460252
  11. 6 beds,  7 baths
    4,269 sqft   lot 21,780 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72446629
  12. 5 beds,  4 baths
    4,616 sqft   lot 22,651 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Weston
    MLS 72461529
  13. 0 beds,  0 bath
    lot 1.07 ac
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72449430
  14. 4 beds,  4 baths
    3,600 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Mathieu Newton Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72463779
  15. 4 beds,  3 baths
    4,167 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72446761
  16. 5 beds,  5 baths
    5,812 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72446660
  17. 5 beds,  5 baths
    5,696 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72441114
  18. 4 beds,  5 baths
    4,985 sqft   lot 10,454 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72450140
  19. 5 beds,  5 baths
    4,400 sqft   lot 11,325 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Weston - Boston Post Rd.
    MLS 72438543
  20. 5 beds,  5 baths
    4,800 sqft   lot 12,196 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72437271
  21. 5 beds,  5 baths
    4,800 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with G.K. Development
    MLS 72442095
  22. 6 beds,  4 baths
    4,100 sqft   lot 23,522 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72450251
  23. 5 beds,  4 baths
    4,382 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72441571
  24. 5 beds,  8 baths
    5,300 sqft   lot 14,810 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72445028
  25. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,675 sqft   lot 14,374 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72452622
  26. 5 beds,  5 baths
    3,988 sqft   lot 26,571 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72450241
  27. 5 beds,  4 baths
    3,449 sqft   lot 16,988 sqft
    Listed with Hammond Residential Real Estate
    MLS 72460503
  28. 4 beds,  4 baths
    4,300 sqft   lot 9,147 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72468397
  29. 4 beds,  3 baths
    3,138 sqft   lot 23,958 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72464737
  30. 4 beds,  5 baths
    4,732 sqft   lot 26,571 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72445790
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