Welcome to Wellesley
A sophisticated family’s delight.
Located just west of Boston, Wellesley is known for
its scenic landscape and grand, luxurious homes. This town is a perfect destination for people who enjoy the finer things in life wrapped up in a green, serene package.
This township was named after paleontologist Samuel P Welles
, who settled there in 1763. The primary source of the town’s expansion was the construction of Wellesley College
, a women’s liberal arts college, in 1875.
The median home value in Wellesley is roughly $1.1 million
, making this area home to the elite. Many architectural firms can build your ideal luxury home in Wellesley. Cummings Architecture & Interiors
focuses on updating historic homes—they’ve won many design awards and been recognized by various design publications. New England Design & Construction
works closely with its clients to bring a functional and beautiful home to life. If you’re searching for an abode that is already built and ready to go, call real estate agent Miroslava Fitkova
to help you find the home of your dreams.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
Wellesley is a dispersed suburb that’s home to professionals and families alike. The community is tight-knit, and most inhabitants are homeowners
. The average commute to work is 30 minutes
, and most people drive. Focal points of the community include its vast, lush natural areas, artistic opportunities, and educational institutions.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
There are several entertainment options available to you and your family in Wellesley. Brush up on your cooking skills and cook a delightful family dinner with Joyful Kitchen Cooking School
. Foster a sense of creativity and confidence in your kids with various classes for all skill levels, private lessons, and performances at LINX Theater
Shops are abundant in Wellesley, and there’s something for everyone’s discerning tastes. Wasik’s Cheese Shop
is a local favorite, with offerings of caviar, charcuterie, and cheese from all around the globe. Get a complete shopping mall experience at Linden Square
. Featuring stores from Bluemercury
with its beauty products and spa services to Tiny Hanger
’s clothing for tots, you can find it all at Linden Square.
Dining options are varied and vast in this cultured town. Juniper
is a superb local Mediterranean restaurant where you can grab a tasty cocktail and some butternut squash farro risotto. Nosh on chicken wings and classic ‘za at Old School Italian Pizzeria
. Stop by Yama Japanese Restaurant
for a delicious meal of beef tataki and gluten-free sushi rolls.
Things to Do
From art galleries to parks and day-trips, you and your family will never have a dull moment in Wellesley. This artsy, nature-centric town makes it easy to enjoy the natural surroundings or take in some local artwork.
Annual events are often educational in Wellesley. Learn about diversity and conservation efforts for animals both regional and international at Wellesley’s Wonderful Wildlife-Live Animal Lecture
. The annual Wellesley Marketplace
is a fundraiser for Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club, selling artwork, crafts, handmade jewelry, clothing, and gourmet food.
Take in some local art or fresh air at one of many art galleries and nature areas. Enjoy an easy hike that is both kid- and dog-friendly at Elm Bank Loop
, a 3.5-mile loop trail that features a river fit for fishing. Get a tour or simply explore the exhibitions on your own at the Davis Museum
at Wellesley College. View, buy, or window-shop some fine art at J. Todd Galleries
- Sprague Elementary School, grades K-5, a public school that is part of the METCO program, a desegregation program dedicated to racial desegregation and advanced learning opportunities for students of color
- Wellesley Senior High School, grades 9-12, a top-rated public school with extremely high scores in reading and math on state assessment tests