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Located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Wellesley is known for its commitment to education. In addition to having an excellent public education system, it is home to several distinguished colleges, including Wellesley College and Babson College.

Community

  • The housing stock in Wellesley includes older, beautiful Colonial homes, wonderful new construction homes, as well as some new condominiums.
  • Wellesley has significant amounts of open spaces. Many of these spaces are connected by the extensive network of marked trails in Wellesley.
  • Wellesley Center has a variety of restaurants, including new places featuring tapas and Mediterranean cuisine. 
  • Wellesley Center has a wide range of retail shops including bookstores, children's stores, and gift shops.

Schools

  • The public education system in Wellesley is highly regarded, particularly Wellesley High School.
  • Wellesley High School placed sixth on Boston Magazine's list of best public high schools in the Greater Boston area in 2016.
  • The town has one middle school, Wellesley Middle School, and seven public elementary schools: Bates, Fiske, Hardy, Hunnewell, Schofield, Sprague, and Upham.

Getting Around

  • Interstate 95 and Massachusetts Route 128 go through Wellesley.
  • Wellesley has three stations on the MBTA Commuter Rail Framingham/Worcester Line. These stations are Wellesley Farms, Wellesley Hills, and Wellesley Square.
  • Wellesley is within a short distance from two MBTA stops on the Green Line D Branch, Riverside and Woodland, both of which are in Newton and offer parking.
  • Wellesley is located only 18 miles from Boston Logan International Airport.

Recreation and Culture

  • The Wellesley College Botanic Gardens has one of the most diverse collections of plants of any university or college.
  • The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra puts on six concerts each year, including classical works, a holiday pops concert and a family concert. Soloists are often well known Boston area musicians and sometimes include players from the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
  • The Elm Bank Reservation, located in Wellesley and Dover, has beautiful grounds and gardens.
 
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Quick Facts

Incorporated: 1881

Population: 29,479

Square Miles: 11

Distance to Boston: 18 miles

Population Density: 2,749 persons/sq mile

Number of Households: 8,821

Average Age: 37.7 Years

Median Income: $171,719

Student Enrollment: 5,017

Expenditure Per Student: $19,352

Public Schools:

- Elementary: 7 neighborhood

- Middle: 1 central

- High: 1 central

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