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
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    7
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152
    525
  • Theft
    536
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    10
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Wellesley Reviews

16 reviews
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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.
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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!
I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience in Wellesley. Wellesley is a safe and close-knit community that I believe offers endless opportunities. Wellesley has a great education system. Wellesley's location makes it easy to access Boston for even more resources.