Wales in Hampden county, Massachusetts

Wales

The town of Wales, Massachusetts is located on the southern border of the state. It is considered part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Wales is conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 84 and just under 40 minutes from the city of Springfield.

The town was incorporated in 1775 under the name South Brimfield. However, in 1828 the town was renamed after James Lawrence Wales, a local benefactor. Today, the town is home to a little more 1,800 residents.

Establishments such as the Wales Irish Pub help to perpetuate the community atmosphere with its comfort food and game day offerings. Summer nights can be spent out on the patio enjoying a beer with friends. For those seeking calm and peace, Wales certainly makes an attractive option.

Construction is by far the most common trade in Wales. Metal working and public administration come in second and third, respectively.

The Wales Elementary School is the only public school located directly in Wales

The residents of Wales enjoy tranquil, New England style living in convenient proximity to modern necessities of daily life.

Median Sales Price
November 2016 - Single Family Homes
$208K
239.0 % since November 2015
Average Sales Price
November 2016 - Single Family Homes
$208K
239.0 % since November 2015
Days on Market
November 2016 - Single Family Homes
88
66.9 % since November 2015
Single Family Sales by Quarter

Community Summary

Population Growth (since 2010) -1.03 %
Population Density (people / sq. mile) 115.6
Household Size (people) 2.50
Households w/ Children 23.21 %
Annual Residential Turnover 5.60 %

Housing Inventory

Fair Market Rents

Gross rent estimates, localized to show expected pricing variations.

Studio $546
One Bedroom $692
Two Bedroom $862
Three Bedroom $1,070
Four Bedroom $1,258

Education

The educational climate index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Socioeconomic Status (SES) measure. Factors in this measure are income, educational achievement and occupation of persons within a ZIP code. Because this measure is based on the population of an entire ZIP code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Educational Climate Index
Values range from 1 to 5 with lower values representing a worse educational climate
Highest Level Attained

Population Demographics

Total: 1,819
Households: 728
Median Age: 44.47

Employment & Finance

Workforce
Income by dollar range (Median: $56,806)

Climate & Weather

The temperature chart displays average high and low temperatures (degrees Fahrenheit) for the months of January and July.

The weather risk chart displays a percent value for a given type of weather risk as compared to the national average. A percent value greater than 100 indicates the area is more prone to risk than the national average; similarly, a value less than 100 indicates the area is less prone.

Temperature
Weather Risk
Percent risk, as compared to national average
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Public Elementary

School

WALES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-6
41 MAIN ST
WALES, MA 01081

Public Middle

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Public High

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Private/Catholic

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Commuting to and from Wales

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Featured Listings

198 Stafford Road, Wales, MA 01081
$239,900

198 Stafford Road,
Wales, MA 01081

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 half bath
139 Union Road, Wales, MA 01081
$169,900

139 Union Road,
Wales, MA 01081

2 bedrooms, 2 baths
6 Woodland Hts, Wales, MA 01081
$75,000

6 Woodland Hts,
Wales, MA 01081

2 bedrooms, 1 bath
26 Lake Shore Drive, Wales, MA 01081
$180,000

26 Lake Shore Drive,
Wales, MA 01081

2 bedrooms, 1 bath
25 Shore Drive, Wales, MA 01081
$378,900

25 Shore Drive,
Wales, MA 01081

2 bedrooms, 1 bath
16 Stafford Road, Wales, MA 01081
$220,000

16 Stafford Road,
Wales, MA 01081

2 bedrooms, 2 baths
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