A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$936,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,887
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    27
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    7
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152
    1
  • Theft
    536
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    10
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$163,454
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    50%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    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

18 reviews
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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.
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I lived here for four years in college. Great Boston suburb! It's very expensive to live in this area but if you can swing it, you will have very high quality of life.
The general area of Wellesley, MA is affluent. You see a lot of prosperous businesses all throughout town. Some people in this area come from a lot of money, while there are others who do not. There are busy parts near the town center; yet there are other quiet parts of Wellelsey including many parks and even an arboretum!