Known for its beautiful spacious homes, community-centric events, and endless access to outdoor activities.

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Welcome to Wellesley

Quintessential New England town with access to big-city amenities
Located just outside of Boston, Wellesley is a highly desirable place to live, work, and play. The town is known for its beautiful spacious homes, community-centric events, and endless access to outdoor activities.
Founded in 1881, it was originally part of Dedham, Massachusetts. It was named after Henry Wellesley, the brother of the Duke of Wellington. The town was home to many prominent families, including the Cabots, the Lowells, and the Fays. Wellesley has been a residential community since its founding, with many homes built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It also has a number of educational institutions, including Wellesley College, which was founded in 1870.
Today Wellesley boasts a variety of stunning architecture, which includes a range of styles from colonial to modern. It is also home to several prestigious institutions, including Wellesley College and Babson College. The climate in Wellesley is mild and temperate, with cold but cozy winters and warm, luxurious summers. Snowfall is expected in the winter, but the town rarely sees extreme weather conditions. Wellesley’s proximity to Boston gives residents the best of both worlds — a hip and bustling city near a quiet and peaceful retreat.

What to Love

  • Easy commute to Boston
  • Unique museums and cultural events at Wellesley College
  • Cherished small businesses and incredible eateries

Local Lifestyle

Wellesley is a vibrant and thriving community with a lifestyle that is second to none. The general vibe is quaint and peaceful, but there’s always something to do. Residents enjoy easy access to Boston while still being able to take advantage of the many local amenities that the town has to offer. From the Wellesley Hills Farmers Market to Maugus Hill Park, there are plenty of things to do in Wellesley. The town is also home to the beautiful Wellesley College campus, which offers a variety of cultural events throughout the year. 
Residents can also take advantage of the town's many biking and walking trails, which offer stunning views of the surrounding area. The downtown area is full of shops, restaurants, and small independent businesses, providing a unique local experience that can’t be found anywhere else. From the parks and trails to the charming shops and excellent schools, Wellesley is a great place for anyone searching for the quintessential New England town.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

One of the best restaurants in the area is Alta Strada. Located in the Linden Square shopping center, Alta Strada offers a variety of elegant Italian dishes. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. They also boast an extensive wine list, perfect for accompanying any meal.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is a premier seafood restaurant located a short commute away in the heart of Boston. With its unique atmosphere and exquisite menu, it is a great choice for an incredible evening out. No. 9 Park is another great option for dining in Boston. This fine-dining establishment offers a modern take on classic American cuisine, with a menu that changes seasonally. Both of these restaurants offer amazing food and unforgettable experiences.
Wellesley Square is the heart of the town, home to a variety of stores and restaurants. From the quaint boutiques to the big box stores, there is something for everyone. There are also plenty of restaurants to choose from, ranging from casual to upscale. Whether you're looking for a unique gift, a new outfit, or a delicious meal, Wellesley Square has it all.

Things to Do

One of the unique attractions in Wellesley is the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens. Located on the grounds of the school, the gardens are home to a variety of plants, trees, and flowers from all over the world. Visitors can take a guided tour of the gardens or simply wander and explore the different sections. Another popular spot to visit is Morses Pond Beach. This artificial pond is a great spot to go swimming, fishing, or picnicking. The beach also features a playground and plenty of picnic tables and grills for a fun day out in the sun.
One of the most popular hiking spots is the Brook Path, a 3.3-mile loop that winds through the town and offers breathtaking views of the Charles River and the surrounding area. And another great activity just downtown is making a visit to The Painting Place 4 Fun art studio, where visitors can explore their creative side and learn how to paint. The studio offers classes for all skill levels and is a fun way to spend an afternoon.


Wellesley is home to several excellent educational opportunities. Some of these highly-rated schools include:
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