Wayland, MA

Welcome to Wayland, Massachusetts

Wayland is a peaceful community situated at the halfway point between Boston and Worcester in the MetroWest district. This quiet, rural town is situated in an area offering easy accessibility to shopping, sightseeing, dining and entertainment. There is little industrial or commercial business in Wayland, but it's known and desired for its close proximity to Boston.

What to Expect

Rural meets suburban living in a setting that’s ideal for families.

The Lifestyle

Small town feel with an emphasis on community, schools and appreciation for conservation land.

Unexpected Appeal

Access to several bodies of water including Dudley Pond, Lake Cochituate and a residents-only private beach.

The Market in 2021

  • $815K- Median Listing Home Price
  • $331- Median Listing Home Price/Sq Ft
  • $957.5K- Median Sold Home Price

You'll Fall In Love With

Endless greenery that’s a haven for nature lovers.

Commute Times

  • South Station 37m by train, 27m by car
  • North Station 52m by train, 31m by car
  • Boston Common 50m by train, 28m by car
  • Harvard Square 51m by train, 26m by car

By The Numbers

  • Population

    13,775 (2023)

  • Area

    15.9 sq. mi.

  • Average Housing Price

    $970,000 (2022)

  • Property Taxes

    18.35% (2022)

  • Comute to Boston

    16 miles

  • Government

    • Board of Selectman
    • Town Administrator
    • Open Town Meetings

  • Municipal Services

    • Police
    • Fire
    • Town water/wells, septic
    • Comcast (cable)
    • Eversource (elec)
    • Nat’l Grid (gas)
    • Verizon (phone)
    • Transfer station (recycling),
    • Value Electonics (satellite/high speed internet)

  • Medical Facilities

    • Emerson Hospital (Concord)
    • MetroWest  Medical Ctr. - NatickCampus (Natick)
    • MetroWest Medical Ctr. - Framingham Campus (Framingham)
    • Newton- Wellesley Hospital (Newton)

  • Houses of Worship

    • Catholic
    • Congregational
    • Episcopal
    • International
    • Islamic Mosque
    • Jewish
    • Lutheran
    • Methodist
    • Unitarian

  • Elementary (K-5)

    • Claypit
    • Happy Hollow
    • Loker

  • Middle School (6-8)

    • Wayland Middle School

  • High School (9-12)

    • Wayland High School

  • Private Schools

    • Veritas Christian Academy (K-8)