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Handy map for Wellesley house hunters

Posted by Leslie Mann on Tue, Oct 8, 2013 @ 07:04 PM


Looking to find a new home in Wellesley? Here's a handy new map where you can find a Wellesley neighborhood that offers just what you're looking for.

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Topics: living in Wellesley, Wellesley homes for sale, Wellesley house hunting

Neighborhood profile: Bates neighborhood in Wellesley

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sat, Jan 5, 2013 @ 01:30 PM


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.

Neighborhood characteristics
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.

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Summer Fun in Wellesley

Posted by Leslie Mann on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 10:11 PM

Looking for fun things to do in Wellesley this summer? Here's my top 10 list of activities you can enjoy in Wellesley:

1. Play a nighttime game of tennis at Hunnewell Fields.

2. Learn to kayak through the Wellesley Recreation's children & adult programs.

3. Enjoy gardening seminars or other events like the annual antiques show on the beautiful grounds of Elm Bank. It's also a wonderful place to enjoy a walk or run along the Charles River. Elm Bank's Weezies Garden is a favorite among little ones.

4. Tour the many exhibits at Wellesley College or stroll along the college's beautiful botanical gardens.

5. Window shop at Wellesley's many inviting boutiques.

6. Attend an author presentation or children's storytime at the Wellesley Free Library.

7. Visit Spynergy Spin Studio in Wellesley for an amazing workout. (No membership required).

8. Listen to concerts on the green, Wednesday evenings (7-8:30pm) at the Town Hall Green.

9. Go swimming at Morse Pond or any of the nearby sports clubs.

10. Join your neighbors on a scenic walk of Wellesley.

What are your favorite things to do in Wellesley? Feel free to add on to the list here!

Looking to learn more about Wellesley or find a new home here? Please give us a ring. My husband Kyle & I represent home buyers across the Boston suburbs find their ideal home.

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Finding the best places to live in Boston

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sun, Jul 3, 2011 @ 07:36 PM

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Step into Spring at Wellesley's Elm Bank

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sat, Mar 26, 2011 @ 08:21 AM

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Happy Valentine's Day: Romantic Luxury Homes for Sale in the Boston Suburbs

Posted by Leslie Mann on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 @ 10:54 AM

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Sherborn MA Real Estate Makes Forbes List of Priciest Zip Codes

Posted by Leslie Mann on Tue, Sep 28, 2010 @ 07:41 PM

Sherborn, MA is among the Boston suburbs on Forbes Magazine's list of "America's Most Expensive Zip Codes". Who else is on the list?

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Top Ranking Massachusetts Public Schools

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sun, Sep 26, 2010 @ 09:13 PM

Dover-Sherborn High School again makes the top ten ranking Massachusetts Public Schools of MCAS tests. The school system ranks #3 in tenth grade English and #7 in tenth grade math. Wellesley Senior High School also receives high marks, ranking #6 in 10th grade English and 7th in 10th grade math.

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Topics: Boston relocation, best places to live in Massachusetts, living in Wellesley, living in Sherborn MA

Wellesley Homes for Sale: Real Estate within Reach?

Posted by Leslie Mann on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 @ 08:14 PM

Is it possible to find a home for sale in Wellesley that's not a sky high price? Last week a real estate firm released a report claiming Wellesley was the 7th most expensive housing market in the country (although this was disputed by some who took a closer look at the statistics). Certainly Wellesley is home to many out-of-sight priced homes, including a sprawling estate home for sale in Wellesley's Dana Hall neighborhood in excess of $10M. Homes that most of us could never afford. And right now there are 120 homes for sale in Wellesley in excess of the million dollar mark.

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Living in Wellesley MA: Visiting a Beautiful Campus

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 09:25 PM

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