Wellesley is a town in Norfolk, Massachusetts, part of Greater Boston, located in the eastern part of the state, with 29,550 residents, as of the 2020 census. It was first settled in the 1630s and was later incorporated as a town on April 6, 1881 – taking its name after the estate of the local benefactor Horatio Hollis Hunnewell. The town’s total area is 10.49 square miles, with 10.18 square miles of land and 0.32 square miles of water.
In terms of education, the town usually scores higher than the state average on the MCAS tests. It has one middle school and seven elementary schools. The town is home to three colleges: Wellesley College, Mass Bay Community College, and Babson. There has been a rail service to Boston since 1833. Elders and people with disabilities can enjoy a specific MBTA-based service, The Ride, which offers free or low-cost door-to-door service by appointment. Commuter rail and bus services are available, and there is easy access to major highways, such as Route 95.
Wellesley boasts of its sustainability measures with its POWER TO CHOOSE program, spearheaded by the local municipal light plant in 2009. This aids houses in achieving lower energy consumption and sustainable comfort living. The project has been so successful. The town was designated a Green Power Community in Massachusetts by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2012. It is the only GPC in the state and second in all of New England.
Wellesley is also the longest-running Tree City USA Community. The town’s Tree Bylaw requires property owners to protect certain trees and critical root zones during construction projects and replace trees that are cut down or donate money to a special tree fund. This law became effective on July 1, 2011. Wellesley also constructed Green Schools in 2006, with a green vegetated roof, solar thermal cooling, and rainwater recovery systems, just to name a few green measures they are taking. In 2014, they became a recipient of the Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education Award given by the state of Massachusetts itself.
With all these efforts, Wellesley emerged as one of the richest towns in the country, ranking 36th according to Bloomberg. Being the only town from Massachusetts to make it to the list, its average household income is $277,508. To add to its appeal, Wellesley is also considered a safe town to live in, with a crime rate lower than nearly 56 percent of the state’s cities and towns, one of the top 100 safest cities in the USA. The neighborhood is great and family-friendly – a perfect place to grow up in and raise a family. Although it gets a reputation for not being hospitable to newcomers, this is proven false by those who have visited and lived in the place for years now. Wellesley also emphasizes supporting local businesses, thereby causing a positive impact on its business climate.
Aiding to the beauty of the town, Newton Deck Builders offers services to Wellesley homes for their front porch and backyard patio. When you have an exterior space, and you want to make use of it for your family’s afternoon bonding or after-dinner chitchats and huddle time, building a deck outside your house should be a lovely idea. If you already have one and want it touched up, Newton Deck Builders also extend themselves for patio and deck renovations and restoration services. We have years of experience in deck and porch construction and are committed to building a deck or porch that matches your home’s natural beauty.
Wellesley also has the Historical Society – a formal center of history in town, with a rotating selection of displays honoring Wellesley’s most noteworthy citizens and happenings. You can also visit other historical spots, like the estates in the Cliff Road area or the homes of notable Wellesley residents of the past, such as poet Sylvia Plath and writer Katharine Lee Bates, and markers like the one commemorating George Washington’s visit to the town. Come now and be part of our lively community. We can’t wait to show you the fine things Wellesley has to offer!