Wayland, Massachusetts is approximately 15 miles west of Boston. Wayland has focused on the preservation of the town's fields, river, marshes, and forests. Wayland is a peaceful, semi-rural community, yet Wayland is near public transportation (in Framingham, Natick, Weston, and Lincoln) and to within 10 to 15 minutes of shopping, dining, and entertainment. The incredible population growth from 4,400 people in 1950 to 10,200 people in 1960, meant that a tremendous expansion of houses and schools were built, which is typical for the area. Thus, much of the housing stock was built during this period. Today the population is around 13,000.
Single family home prices vary tremendously from a $250,000 cottage near Riverview to $2,000,000+ for a larger new construction home in Claypit Hill, and home styles vary just as much. Diversity of housing stock: from 1700’s Antiques along main roads to Deck Homes tucked into the Woods to the standard New England 1960s and 1970s Colonials. Plus: Capes, Ranches, Raised Ranches, Split Levels, Contemporary Shingle Style homes. And, homes that do not fit any particular style.
Wayland is less driven by large developments than some other suburban towns. While some neighborhoods were developed in certain decades there are many sections of Wayland that have no label. More often, sections of former Farm Land was sold off and developed creating new streets. Many neighborhoods abut conservation land with walking / hiking trails.
Overall, styles and price points vary, but often coexist comfortably next to each other.