Wellesley, MA

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 13 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

Wellesley Population: 26,508
Square Miles: 10.2
Distance from Boston: 13
Average Home Price: Single Family $1,187,304; Condo $587,713
(Click here to see 10-year Average Sale Price Charts)
Median Income, with children: $255,346
Property Tax Rate 2013, Per $1,000: $11.70
High School Average SAT Scores: 1881

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.

Educational Matters

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 1881.

Wellesley Links

The following links were compiled to help you navigate your way around life in Wellesley via the World Wide Web! Contact me at Elizabeth.Crampton@nemoves.com if you know of other interesting Wellesley sites that would help other visitors.

Town Website

Wellesley Public Schools
Bates Elementary
Fiske Elementary
Hardy Elementary
Hunnewell Elementary
Schofield Elementary
Sprague Elementary
Upham Elementary
Wellesley Middle
Wellesley High
Wellesley Pre-School

Town Recreation Department

CK Shanghai
Blue Ginger
Alta Strada
The Cottage
California Pizza Kitchen
Cafe Mangal
Old School Italian Pizzeria

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