“People get very involved here,” says Chrissie Lawrence, an agent with Rutledge Properties on Washington Street. “Our local phone book has three pages of organizations and clubs in town. What’s unusual about Wellesley is there’s a commitment that’s kind of contagious, and that allows you to really get to know your neighbors.”
From “Top Spots to Live in Greater Boston,” Boston Globe Magazine, April 2017
Wellesley is many people’s first choice for purchasing a home, and for good reason. The town of Wellesley has a “real downtown,” excellent schools, great neighborhoods, and a convenient commute! You may hear Wellesley, Massachusetts called by either “Wellesley Hills” or “Wellesley, MA” – but it’s really just two zip codes that make up one great town.
Ideally located 12 miles west of Boston with primary access via the Mass Turnpike and to the country's premier medical area via Route 9, Wellesley also has train service from three stations for easy commuting, and a short drive to the MBTA.
The residential neighborhoods of Wellesley weave a wonderful fabric for community living. The rich variety of architecture - Colonial, Tudor, Victorian, Cape or Townhouse - with zoning allowing for 10,000 - 40,000 square foot lots, makes Wellesley a superb choice for a first home, for the years of a growing family, and as a empty-nester setting.
Wellesley's downtown is a real town center!
A quaint square with fine shops, boutiques, branches of national chains, augmented by coffee shops, lunch places and fine restaurants (highlighted by Ming Tsai's Blue Ginger right across from our office) draws attention from the entire area.
The town has houses of worship, parks, lakes, public and private golf clubs and swimming facilities.
Top public schools; home to three colleges
Wellesley, Massachusetts schools, while consistently rated among the top in the state, are “neighborhood” schools in every sense of the word. It features six K-5 neighborhood schools; one middle school and one high school, graduating 400 students yearly. Because Wellesley enjoys a stellar reputation, the school-age population continues to grow. There are a variety of pre-schools, day care facilities, and private elementary and high schools in and around Wellesley.
Wellesley, MA is also known as the location of three colleges: Wellesley College, Babson College and Mass Bay Community College.
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Only 13 miles west of Boston, Wellesley real estate offers some of the best commuting in the western suburbs with access by commuter rail or by car.
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