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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Wellesley is a suburb of Boston with a population of 28,909. Wellesley is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Wellesley offers residents a 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.
About Wellesley...
Population
28,909

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$980,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,852
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    31
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    10
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    114
    500
  • Theft
    430
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$171,719
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    50%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Wellesley Reviews

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Affluent and charming town. Very safe and walkable, awesome library, great public schools and decent commmuter connection to Boston. Nice small town Main Street w handful restaurants. Love Wellesley College which has lot of great walking areas, a cute greenhouse and even small observatory. The one downside is lack of nightlife; even on a summer night the town closes up by 9:30p
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Wellesley is a beautiful suburb located just outside of Boston. In spite of being home to the incredible Wellesley college, it feels in no way like a college town. This is both a good and bad thing. It's a small town, the people seem friendly, it feels incredibly safe no matter the time of a day, and everything is readily accessible. In spite of being just short drive outside of Boston, it really has a nice small-town atmosphere. However, everything closes early and it's a very "dry" town. Things are expensive and options are very limited if restricted to things within the town.
Wellesley is a small suburb outside of Boston. The town is very safe and the public spaces are very well taken care of. In the town there is the main public school system and a few private schools. Colleges here include Wellesley College, Babson College, and MassBay Community College. Although the town itself is nice, it is very predominantly white and upper/middle class.