Every week I like to profile a desirable neighborhood in the Boston suburbs. Today I'd like to introduce you to the Bates neighborhood of Wellesley, a suburb just west of Boston.
The delightful Bates neighborhood is filled with charm. Residents enjoy block parties, BBQs, and a short walk to all that Wellesley has to offer, including the recently renovated Bates Elementary School. Its pretty tree-lined streets feature many center entrance colonial homes built between the 1920s and 1950s. Encompassing Shirley Rd, Cleveland Rd, Pilgrim Rd, Earle Rd, Northgate Rd, Brookfield Rd, Wedgwood Rd, Chesterton Rd, Martin Rd, and many others, the Bates neighborhood is home to many families who like the walkability of the area. The neat lots are generally small (around 1/4-acre in size) but usable.
The Bates neighborhood is a short walk to Boulder Brook Reservation, Kelly Memorial Park, and the historic Fells Branch Library. Sidewalked street continue into the town center about a mile away, where you'll find oodles of little shops, a new Whole Foods, and a wide variety of great restaurants.
Many children in the Bates neighborhood walk to the Bates Elementary School (grades K-5). Older children attend Wellesley Middle School and Wellesley High School, which is ranked as one of the top ten public high schools in the state by Boston Magazine.
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