The town of Wellesley, Massachusetts is situated in the Boston metropolitan area.
People who prefer a slower-paced environment will enjoy Wellesley. This town is quiet overall, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although that is not the case near the railway line or Yankee Division Highway. Finally, parks, such as Charles River Reservation and Babson College, are very well-situated and there are over 50 of them close by for residents to unwind in, which makes it very easy to reach them from most locations within Wellesley.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Wellesley is an important part of its character. This part of the Boston metropolitan area has a variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 85% of the units in the town are occupied by home owners whereas the rest are rented. Most of the housing growth in this part of the Boston metropolitan area happened pre-1960.
It is a rather short walk to access primary schools from most homes for sale in Wellesley. In contrast, there are only a limited number of high schools and accordingly they can be an extended walk away. Residents benefit from public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. With regards to eating, it is convenient to access the closest supermarket on foot from anywhere in this town. There are also a few options for those who care about restaurants and cafes in close proximity.
Driving is very often the preferred method of transportation in Wellesley. It is very easy to park. However, Wellesley is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, there is the Wellesley Farms Station, Wellesley Square Station and Wellesley Hills Station on the Framingham/Worcester Line. Residents are served by a few bus lines, and most homes are near a bus stop. Wellesley is not particularly conducive to traveling on foot as few common errands can be run without the use of a car.