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Galen Stone Tower with yellow and red autumn leaves on the trees.

Wellesley is easy to reach and (in case we haven’t mentioned it yet) easy to love.

Our 500-acre campus includes our Science Complex, the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, the Davis Museum, buildings of sublime Gothic majesty, buildings of sublime postmodernity, a lake with actual sailboats, narrow stone stairways, handsome playing fields, expansive lawns, and an observatory which, at Halloween, gets dressed up as a giant pumpkin. Also, people are crazy about our lampposts.

We’re 12 miles (about 40 minutes) from Boston and Cambridge, one of the world’s great concentrations of cultural, entrepreneurial, scientific, and technological capital; also one of the country’s historical treasures. Unlike New York City, Boston and Cambridge do sleep; but they are inexhaustible all the same.

Wellesley, the town, is home to 27,000 people, good sushi, organic produce, winding tree-lined residential streets, independent shops and cafés, and several stops on Boston’s commuter rail line, including one in “the Vil,” the part of Wellesley that is closest to Wellesley College, which is in fact very close.