Wellesley is one of the most affluent areas in Massachusetts, and features many luxurious multi-million dollar homes. Families love the town for it's excellent school systems, parks, playgrounds, shopping, proximity to Boston, and you have 2 beautiful grocery stores in Whole Foods and Roche Bros. Like many other neighborhoods close to Boston, real estate in Wellesley has not only held it's value, but it appreciated in 2011. Below is a comparison of the year end single family sales data from 2010 and 2011.