Wellesley historical

Wellesley has a rich history that makes it an excellent place for professionals and families who are ready to work or play. The area boasts many historic sites and is within a short drive of the historical city of Boston.

The Beginnings of Wellesley

This beautiful city was settled in the 1630s when early pioneers paid local Indian chiefs five pounds of money and three pounds of corn for the land and called the town "Contentment." The name has changed over the years, but the feeling of contentment the area offers has remained the same.

Citizens from Wellesley fought in both the Revolutionary War and Gettysburg. The town is very close to landmarks like the Bunker Hill Monument, the Old North Church, Paul Revere's home and more.

In the 1830s, the railroad came to Wellesley, adding transportation conveniences and a whole new way of working and doing business. In 1875, Wellesley College was founded and is still one of the most revered colleges in the United States. 

Interestingly, Wellesley was the first city in the country to begin using zoning laws. This new way of dividing land was implemented in 1914 and helped the city become a popular Boston suburb and develop into what it is today. 

Wellesley's Stable Economy 

Thanks to excellent planning and a strong work ethic, Wellesley's businesses have been very successful. The city has several large businesses that are major employers. Some of these include Sun Life Financial, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Roche Bros., Biogen Idec and Towers Watson. Wellesley College, Babson College and Dana Hall School are also major employers. The city attracts business in lucrative industries like the financial, pharmaceutical and biotic industries.

A Strong Sense of Community

Wellesley offers families a strong sense of community. Countless education opportunities at high-ranking schools can give your children an excellent education. Attractions like Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend, summer concerts, the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, the Walter Hunnewell Arboretum and miles of walking and hiking paths all add to the list of enriching activities in the city.

Becoming a Part of History 

Living in an area that has deep historical roots has many benefits. When you live in Wellesley you'll be a part of a historical past that has influenced the way the city, and surrounding areas, operate today. You'll get the chance to see first-hand the beautiful locations where major historical events took place. When you live here, you and your family will gain a greater appreciation for the people who came before us and made Wellesley the outstanding city it is today. 

Affordable home prices in the Wellesley real estate market make it an ideal time to relocate to this historical city. To find a Wellesley home for sale, contact Christine Norcross at 781-929-4994.

 

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