Location, Location, Location!
For those of you who love a little cosmopolitan flair to your country setting, you will find everything your heart desires in the in-demand town of Wellesley. Chic restaurants with famous chefs abound around town and the center offers shopping for a variety of styles and tastes. The homes here are simply gorgeous. Wellesley is 16 miles west of Boston and it’s just a quick hop onto the major thoroughfares of Routes 9, 128 and I-90.
Amazingly convenient, there are three MBTA commuter rail stops in town and they all offer parking. They are Wellesley Square, Wellesley Hills and Wellesley Farms.
Wellesley by the Numbers
Before we tour Wellesley’s gorgeous neighborhoods, let´s start off with some quick facts to get acquainted with the town:
- Wellesley Population: 28,747
- Square Miles: 10.2
- Distance from Boston: 16 miles
- 2017 Average Home Price: Single Family $1,539,000; Condo $890,000
- 2022 Average Household Income: $287,793
- 2022 Property Tax Rate Per $1,000: $11.68
- High School Average SAT Scores: 1,813
Things to See and Do
Wellesley is on the route of the world-famous Boston Marathon and the town turns out on Patriots Day to cheer the runners on. Runners from around the world look forward to the chorus of well wishes shouted in their direction from the students of Wellesley College.
Apart from the lively dining and shopping scene, Wellesley is an absolute haven for nature enthusiasts. There are 25 miles of marked trails in town that make for many peaceful afternoon strolls. Guided walks are offered in the spring and fall. There are also tennis, beaches and a host of other outdoor activities for residents to enjoy including summer concerts and outdoor movie nights.
Art lovers will find a new favorite spot with the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, one of the oldest fine arts museums in the state.
Wellesley’s public education system is another one of the state’s best, offering seven elementary schools, a middle school and high school. Along with Wellesley College, a higher education can also be found at Babson College. There are also many renowned private schools in town, including Dana Hall. The average SAT score for Wellesley High School students is 1,818. View the Wellesley Public Schools for more information or click on the links below to learn more about each school.
- Bates Elementary
- Fiske Elementary
- Hardy Elementary
- Hunnewell Elementary
- Schofield Elementary
- Sprague Elementary
- Upham Elementary
- Wellesley Middle
- Wellesley High
- Wellesley Pre-School
- Smith & Wollensky – 583 Washington Street
- Yama – 245 Washington Street
- Alta Strada – 92 Central Street
- CK Shangai – 15 Washington Street
- The Cottage – 190 Linden Street
- Café Mangal – 555 Washington Street
- Maugus – 300 Washington Street
- California Pizza Kitchen – 183 Linden Street
- Bocado Tapas Wine Bar – 45 Church Street
- Captain Marden’s Seafoods – 279 Linden Street
- Juniper – 13 Central Street
- The Local – 11 Forest Street
- Tatte – 165 Linden Street
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Elizabeth Crampton, Premier Agent, CRS
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage