Welcome to Wayland

Situated 15 miles west of Boston, Wayland encompasses more than 15 square miles, giving residents an abundance of beautiful public outdoor space. Wayland takes pride in its rich history dating back to colonial times and modern buildings maintain their traditional structure throughout. From top ranked schools to beautiful preservation land, Wayland is a quiet, welcoming community.

Key Details

  • What To Expect

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

  • The Lifestyle

    Small town feel with a town center bustling with shopping and restaurants.

  • Unexpected Appeal

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

  • The Market

    Palatial estates, spacious single-families, and historical homes.

  • You’ll Fall in Love With

    Endless greenery that’s a haven for nature lovers.


  • Family Friendly
  • Commuter Friendly
  • Historic
  • Preservation
As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 13,943. In 2021, Niche.com ranked Wayland as #1 on their list of "Best Places to Raise a Family in Massachusetts", #8 on their list of "Best Places to Raise a Family in America", and #2 on their list of "Best Suburbs to Live in Massachusetts".

Wayland Real Estate Information

The population of Wayland totals 13,954 (as of 2017), and the town was incorporated in 1780. The Wayland Free Public Library “was founded in 1848 as arguably the first free public library in Massachusetts. Some people have claimed that it is the second free public library established in the United States.” The new town center, which opened in 2012, features everything from a gym and grocery store to a collection of shops and dining establishments. 
Here are some brief real estate-related facts about the Wayland community:

  • Properties are serviced by private sewerage systems, and almost all have town water.
  • The 2022 tax rate is $18.35 per $1,000 of property valuation.
  • There are three elementary schools – Claypit Hill, Happy Hollow and Loker Schools – for grades K – 5. And there is one middle school and one high school.
  • Wayland is a town in Middlesex County.

Wayland, MA Community Services, Organizations and Points of Interest

Here are some links to provide you with additional information on Wayland and its many community services and organizations:

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