Peaceful suburban community in a convenient location.

Welcome to Wayland

Peaceful suburban community between Boston and Worcester
Wayland is a peaceful suburban community in a convenient location midway between Boston and Worcester. Wayland was settled in 1638 and remained part of neighboring Sudbury until incorporating as a town in 1780. Wayland retains the atmosphere of a tranquil semi-rural town with lots of protected fields, forests, and marshes flanking the Sudbury River.
Wayland features a mix of classic and contemporary homes mostly built in Colonial and Cape Cod styles. Some of these properties date back to the 19th Century while others are brand new constructions.

What to Love

  • Peaceful suburban community
  • Conveniently midway between Boston and Worcester
  • Ranked the best place in MA to raise a family

Local Lifestyle

Wayland is a quiet small town with a lot to offer. Wayland ranks highly on many lists of Massachusetts’ most desirable communities. Niche.com has named Wayland as the best place in Massachusetts and #8 in the entire United States to raise a family, as well as the #2 best Massachusetts suburb. Residents of this idyllic community include many company founders and executives. Wayland is a haven for outdoor recreation with lots of trails, hiking areas, and protected natural scenery. There are also two public golf courses within the town including one designed by legendary golf course architect Donald Ross. Wayland is just over a 30-minute drive from Boston and around a 45-minute drive from Worcester.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Wayland’s dining options include the classic New England steakhouse Coach Grill. This upscale eatery has been serving mouthwatering steaks in Wayland since the 1930s and the atmosphere exudes clubby old-fashioned sophistication. The menu includes cuts of USDA Prime beef and Australian Wagyu beef, Maine lobster and seafood platters, and refined entrees such as lamb shank and beef wellington. 
The Local is another standout Wayland restaurant serving an eclectic globally influenced menu of land and sea entrees, burgers, tacos, bowls, pizza, and salad. The menu also features a curated selection of wines and signature house cocktails. Stop & Shop is Wayland’s dependable grocery store with a selection including many organic items. The Bagel Table sells delicious bagels made fresh on-site with 14 different toppings. This popular breakfast and lunch spot also pours custom roasted coffee.

Things to Do

Wayland offers plenty of scenic outdoor recreation space with preserved forests, fields, and marshes running along the banks of the Sudbury River. An extensive trail system runs through the upland forest of the Hamlen Woods hiking area and the adjacent 218-acre Maidstone Farm CR’s landscape of fields and woodland.
Part of the 3,600-acre Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is also located in Wayland. This popular bird-watching destination mostly consists of wetlands running alongside a 12-mile-long stretch of the Concord and Sudbury rivers. Wayland Country Club features a challenging 18-hole public golf course that hosts three Pro-Am tournaments every week.
Another 18-hole course at Sandy Burr Country Club is also open for public play. Designed by famed golf course architect Donald Ross in 1922, this complex course has been owned and maintained by the same family for four generations.


Wayland is served by the Wayland School District.
  • Claypit Hill Elementary School, Public, K-5.
  • Happy Hollow Elementary School, Public, K-5.
  • Loker Elementary School, Public, K-5.
  • Wayland Middle School, Public, 6-8.
  • Wayland High School, Public, 9-12.
  • Veritas Christian Academy, Private, Christian, K-8.
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