Area: 10.5 sq miles (27.19 km²)
Population: 26,613 (2000)
Wellesley's stations are (east to west) Wellesley Farms, Wellesley Hills, and Wellesley Square. From nearby Riverside MBTA Station in Newton, commuter express buses run to downtown Boston, Newton Corner and Central Square, Waltham.
Wellesley is home to the headquarters of many local, national and global businesses including, but not limited to, BCC Research, Benchmark Senior Living, Blank Label Apparel, Eagle Investment Systems, EPG Incorporated, GrandBanks Capital venture capital firm, Livingston and Haynes PC, Roche Bros., and Sun Life Financial. It is best known as the home of Wellesley College, Babson College, and a campus of Massachusetts Bay Community College.
Each year the weekend before Memorial Day, The Town of Wellesley sponsors the annual Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend which includes the annual Veterans' Parade and Fireworks. The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra presents classical, pops, and family concerts at Mass Bay Community College at its Wellesley Campus is a must visit while in Wellesley.
David G. Walker, CEO of Shreve, Crump & Low Historic Bostonian Jewelry Store.
Ed Harding, news anchor for WCVB Channel 5.
Emily Greene Balch, professor, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, 1946.
Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon Products. Sylvia Plath, poet and author, The Bell Jar.