Wellesley, MA (Wellesley Hills / Babson Park)




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About Wellesley, MA (Wellesley Hills / Babson Park)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Wellesley Hills / Babson Park median real estate price is $1,308,836, which is more expensive than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 98.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Wellesley Hills / Babson Park is currently $2,772, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Wellesley Hills / Babson Park is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Wellesley Hills / Babson Park real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Wellesley Hills / Babson Park neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 10.8% in Wellesley Hills / Babson Park. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 41.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Wellesley Hills / Babson Park neighborhood is wealthier than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood.

In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Wellesley Hills / Babson Park neighborhood, where 49.9% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Wellesley Hills / Babson Park neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 1.4% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Massachusetts. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, urban sophisticates and active retirees.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Wellesley Hills / Babson Park choose to walk to work each day (23.3%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Wellesley Hills / Babson Park neighborhood has more French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry.

Wellesley Hills / Babson Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Wellesley Hills / Babson Park neighborhood in Wellesley are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 90.5% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Wellesley Hills / Babson Park neighborhood, 60.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.7%), and 2.1% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Wellesley Hills / Babson Park neighborhood in Wellesley, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (22.7%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (11.1%), and residents who report English roots (10.6%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (9.2%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (7.3%), among others. In addition, 12.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Wellesley Hills / Babson Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 82.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Wellesley Hills / Babson Park neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (56.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (23.3%) and 8.6% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Wellesley 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Wellesley 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of MA school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Sprague Elementary School
401 School Street
Wellesley, MA, 02482
KG-05
Hunnewell
28 Cameron Street
Wellesley, MA, 02482
KG-05
John D Hardy
293 Weston Rd
Wellesley, MA, 02482
KG-05
Joseph E Fiske
45 Hastings Street
Wellesley, MA, 02481
PK-05
Katharine Lee Bates
116 Elmwood Rd
Wellesley, MA, 02481
KG-05
Wellesley Middle
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA, 02481
06-08
Wellesley Sr High
50 Rice Street
Wellesley, MA, 02481
09-12
Schofield
27 Cedar Street
Wellesley, MA, 02481
KG-05
Ernest F Upham
35 Wynnewood Rd
Wellesley, MA, 02481
KG-05

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