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Homebuyer, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA

What is the fundamental difference between Lexington and Wellesley areas? They read quite similar to me but the medium home price is quite different?

Asked by Homebuyer, San Francisco, CA Mon Oct 1, 2012

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Zelda Kohn’s answer
The feel of the spaces and the zoning are somewhat different as each town has its own face and character. You really need to see it for yourself, drive around a bit, and you'd be able to see some of the difference yourself.

Both places are considered an excellent choice of community for families and some choose one over the other based on proximity to work and the time it takes to get there, considering specific routes and traffic patterns. Many buyers, however, who are likely to consider Lexington would also consider Wellesley and choose one or the other based on an individual property (its size, price, privacy, etc.) rather than town.
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Location as I see it from a Realtor's perspective.
Lexington - more central in terms of access to Route 95/Route 93/Route 3 and 2 to Cambridge and to Boston there on.
I live in Lexington - so maybe I have that bias.
Wellesley - Route 9 I have felt has traffic lights and bottle necks for commute.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 14, 2013
School rankings
Town amenities - (personal)
Proximity to Boston

Hope that helps!

Everything on the market in Wellesley:

Everything on the market in Lexington:

Massachusetts Premier Buyer Brokerage
Web Reference: http://territory.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 9, 2012
Some will choose one and some the other.
Ask the chambers of commerce that question and see what they say are the real differences.

Wellesley has more of a college presence than Lexington, w/o a doubt.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 6, 2012
West of Boston is a better commute with more options. Wellesley being close to 128 aka (I 93/ I 95) Route 9, Mass Turnpike and Comm Ave. Also has Wellesley College, Babson College, Mass Bay

Love to show you around both communities as well as some of Boston other excellent ones based on your needs, Newton, Dover, Needham, Brookline, Weston
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