Wellesley Square North is a small neighborhood in the affluent town of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Wellesley is the seventh wealthiest town in the United States and Wellesley College is considered the sixth best in the country. While these facts certainly make Wellesley an interesting place, its dog-friendly amenities and numerous green spaces make it a great town to visit with your pooch and Wellesley Square, in the town’s center, means it is right amongst the action.
Wellesley Square’s commercial area is found on Central Street, boasting lots of restaurants, bars, and shops for you to browse. Many of these restaurants are dog-friendly, meaning you can go out for food without the stress of leaving your little BFF behind. If after eating on Central Street you realize that you didn’t bring any poop bag, then the pet store Unleashed is less than a ten-minute walk away so you can avoid any embarrassing situations.
Wellesley Square is a small neighborhood containing a commercial area on Central Street and residential buildings elsewhere. As such, the environment is fully artificial with the terrain consisting of flat and even sidewalks. Don’t worry, you won’t have to bring a change of shoes for browsing the shops and walking your furry friend, not even those fashionable hiking boots! Like the rest of eastern Massachusetts, Wellesley is not hilly, so there will be no surprise hikes when wandering the area. This terrain means Wellesley Square is perfect for more casual strolls with your favorite pup, whether they are elderly with some joint issues or they're spry, young, and ready to roll!
If you decide to visit one of the two greenways closest to Wellesley Square including Simons Park and Morton Park, more sturdy footwear may be required as parts of these parks are wooded and therefore have an uneven terrain.
Wellesley Square is within walking distance of two greenways: Simons Park and Morton Park. Simons Park is the smaller of the two, however, it still provides a large open green space with some trees for shady relief in the summer months which can be perfect for you and your pooch. Morton Park is larger than Simons Park and also provides more interesting views for its visitors with a small lake and Wellesley’s historic Town Hall. Dog owners can walk around this beautiful park, learn about the town’s history, and then finish off the visit with some Mediterranean food in Café Mangal just next to the park.
Overall, Wellesley Square provides the perfect combination of urban living with a buzzy Central Street and small town perks with two beautiful parks within walking distance, making it a wonderful place for all its visitors. Even the four-legged ones!