These definitions of Wellesley are way off. Yes, it's an affluent community. Portions of it are extremely, extremely affluent. Most of the community is made up of couples in their thirties who have chosen Wellesley as the place to raise their children and live (excellent schools, quiet neighborhoods). However, neighboring Natick has portions that are just as affluent (Doug Flutie lives there, and he is not "poor"). Minorities are welcome. I just met a Thai-born couple from Wellesley. The atmosphere is a bit snooty, but you might call it "Newton Light". It has a large, older portion of the population which are blue collar Italian workers (stop by the local deli Nino's AKA "The Linden Store" at 7 AM on a weekday). Fine location for commuting. Overall, just another quiet suburb that's generally a bit better off. The landscape and town center (especially the eerie-looking Victorian Town Hall) are absolutely beautiful, but there's not much to do in Wellesley -- most locals head to either Natick, Framingham, or Boston for entertainment
Location, location, location. Wellesley is the only truly quiet suburb that is very close to Boston. The Cliff Estates are truly mind-boggling in their affluence, but 90% of Wellesleyites don't *live* in the Cliff Estates.
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