As we enter the New Year, all indicators point to a rebounding market – sales for single family homes and condos were up again in December – the 20th consecutive month of year-over-year increases. With the uncertainty in recent months - a result of the election and impending fiscal cliff – ebbing and the optimistic real estate forecasts, 2013 seems a perfect time for both buying and selling a home. In this light, here are reasons potential buyers and sellers should consider Wellesley:
Settled in 1650, Wellesley has become one of Boston’s most prestigious and scenic suburbs. With its commitment to educational excellence, proximity to Boston, great shopping and services, fine homes and attractive neighborhoods, Wellesley offers a truly wonderful lifestyle.
Home to several colleges, private and public institutions, the town proves a popular attraction for adults, teens and children alike. Located only 12 miles from Boston, Wellesley retains an intrinsically suburban atmosphere. This being said, proximity remains a key attraction; public transportation into and out of the city provides a fast and easy commute.
Wellesley’s educational system has consistently maintained an outstanding reputation. Ranked fifth on Boston Magazine’s Top 50 Ranking of High Schools in Boston and Boston Suburbs of 2012, Wellesley High School students achieve academic excellence with an almost perfect graduation rate (99% in 2012) and an average SAT score of 1830. Along with an exceptional public school system, the town houses 3 prestigious colleges and 4 private schools creating an atmosphere conducive to academic values.
The Community and Town Center
Wellesley is over all a community full of neighborhoods, clustered by elementary school districts, making it a bustling, close-knit suburban town. The town center is characterized by a quaint, yet modern collection of shops and restaurants appealing to every age and Wellesley center consistently hums with activity for all ages.
The town center is characterized by a quaint, yet modern collection of shops and restaurants appealing to every age. In a bustling, close-knit community, Wellesley center consistently hums with activity of all ages.
Arguably, Wellesley’s most practical appeal is the safety. Wellesley’s overall crime rate not only ranks among the lowest in Massachusetts, but in the in nation making it one of the safest areas to raise a family.
When purchasing a home, it is important to not only love the house, but the area by which it is surrounded. The town of Wellesley provides both beautiful homes and a welcoming community in which residents thrive.
Debi Benoit, principal of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co., has been Wellesley’s #1 real estate agent since 2006. The Wall Street Journal twice ranked her among the top 100 real estate professionals in the country. With offices in Wellesley and Weston, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co provides buyers and sellers in both markets with in-depth knowledge and experience combined with unparalleled client service.
With offices in Wellesley and Weston, Debi can be reached at 617-962-9292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.