Wellesley

Wellesley is a suburb of Boston with a population of 28,747. Wellesley is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Wellesley offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wellesley there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Wellesley and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Wellesley are highly rated.
 
Area
 • Total 10.49 sq mi (27.2 km2)
 • Land 10.18 sq mi (26.4 km2)
 • Water 0.31 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 
Elevation 
141 ft (43 m)
 
Population (2010)
 • Total 27,982
 • Density 2,700/sq mi (1,000/km2)
 
Wellesley is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Wellesley is part of Greater Boston. The population was 27,982 at the time of the 2010 census. Wellesley College, Babson College, and a campus of Massachusetts Bay Community College are located in Wellesley.
 
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.
 
 
 

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Car is needed
It's walkable to grocery stores
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Walking / Hiking trails
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