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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Where to Retire in Wellesley and Home Prices

It is very expensive to live in Wellesley, where the median home value is $1,367,483 in early 2020, according to Zillow.  There are active and retirement communities in the area.

What Is Special about Wellesley

The Wonderful Weekend includes fireworks and a veterans parade. Many famous people live here. The Beach Boys performed here in 2008 as a gift by an anonymous donor. There is the Hunnewell Arboretum and the Symphony. Crime is almost non-existent. There is train service to Boston.

What Is Not Special about Wellesley

It is very expensive to live here.

Climate and Physical Environment

Wellesley is about 7 miles from Boston. The average January temp is in the mid to high 20s and the average July temp is in the mid 70s.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are many restaurants to choose from. The 2 colleges provide plenty of culture, as does the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra.


The crime rate is extremely low in Wellesley.

Medical Facilities

Nearby Boston has some of the world's top hospitals, plus all the medical specialists.


Several MBTA stations offer rail service, plus bus service, to Boston.

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