Wellesley Real Estate


    WELLESLEY FACTS & FIGURES

    Area: 10.49 square miles

    Population: 28,909

    Home Owners: 90%

    Median Age: 44

    Median Household Income: $152,159

    College Educated: 87%

    Median Home Sale Price: $1,166,192

    Average Price Per Sqft: $480


    Wellesley is part of Greater Boston and in 2018, data from the American Community Survey 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 was settled in the 1630s as part of Dedham, Massachusetts. It was subsequently a part of Needham, Massachusetts called West Needham, Massachusetts. On October 23, 1880, West Needham residents voted to secede from Needham, and the town of Wellesley was later christened by the Massachusetts legislature on April 6, 1881. The town was named after the estate of local benefactor Horatio Hollis Hunnewell.

    Wellesley’s population grew by over 80 percent during the 1920s. 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellesley,_Massachusetts

    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.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellesley,_Massachusetts#Education

    RECREATIONAL LAND

    Established in 1979, Wellesley has a unique elected Natural Resources Commission (NRC) bearing the statutory authority and responsibility of Park Commissions, Conservation Commissions, Tree Wardens, Town Forest Committees, and Forestry and Pest Control Officers. The Commission maintains Wellesley’s two Community Gardens and maintains a trail network that includes 26 miles of marked trails interconnecting open spaces and conservation lands for walking, dog walking, jogging, bicycling, cross-country skiing and more.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellesley,_Massachusetts#Natural_Resources_Protection

    TRANSPORTATION

    Wellesley has had rail service to Boston since 1833. Rail service is currently provided through Wellesley’s participation in the MBTA, which offers a total of 17 weekdays Commuter Rail trains inbound towards Boston and outbound towards Framingham and Worcester. Wellesley’s stations are (east to west) Wellesley Farms, Wellesley Hills, and Wellesley Square. The Wellesley Farms station is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. MWRTA bus service also runs along Walnut Street, Cedar Street, and Route 9.

    The highways Interstate 95/Massachusetts Route 128, Massachusetts Route 9, Massachusetts route 16 and Massachusetts route 135 run through Wellesley.

    For elders and people with disabilities there is a specific MBTA-based service, The Ride, which offers free or low-cost door-to-door service by appointment.[30]

    From nearby Riverside MBTA Station in Newton, commuter express buses run to downtown Boston, Newton Corner and Central Square, Waltham. This is also a station for Greyhound Lines and Peter Pan Bus Lines with frequent service to Boston, New York City, and other destinations.

    www.MBTA.com | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellesley,_Massachusetts#Transportation

    LOCAL RESTAURANTS

    Alta Strada
    www.altastradarestaurant.com

    The Cottage Wellesley
    www.cottagewellesley.com

    Papa Razzi
    www.paparazzitrattoria.com

    Cafe Mangal
    www.cafemangal.com

    Juniper
    www.juniperwellesley.com

    Comella’s
    www.comellasrestaurants.com

    The Local
    www.liveeatlocal.com/wellesley

    Jin’s Fine Asian Cuisine
    www.thegallowsboston.com

    Bocado Tapas Wine Bar
    www.bocadotapasbar.com/wellesley/#contact

    Singh’s Cafe
    www.singhscafe.com