Wellesley, Massachusetts - Facts & Figures
Wellesley, Massachusetts is an educational hub, best known for Wellesley College, Babson College, Olin College and Massachusetts Bay Community College. The Wellesley College Botanic Gardens is made up of the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses, The Alexandra Botanic Gardens and the Walter Hunnewell Arboretum. The arboretum features more than 500 species of plants, a topiary garden and greenhouses with more than 1,000 plant species.
Boston's Magazine's yearly "Best Places To Live" ranked Wellesley first in the U.S. in percentage of adults who hold at least one college degree. More than 66% of households have at least one person who holds an advanced degree beyond a bachelor's. Forbes.com rated Wellesley 2nd in "America's Most Educated Small Towns." The city is home to global, national, and local small businesses such as ECC Research, Benchmark Senior Living, and Sun Life Financial. Annually, The Town of Wellesley sponsors Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend the weekend before Memorial Day, which includes a Veterans' Parade and fireworks.
- Population: 27,982
- Industries: Professional, scientific, and technical services, Finance and insurance
- Area Codes: 339, 781
- ZIP Codes: 08181, 02482
- Surrounding Cities: Natick, Needham, Weston, Newton