Some might say Wayland's a town with a split personality. The hustle and bustle of the south side's shopping and dining contrasts sharply with the semi-rural north side with its winding lanes, scenic wetlands and quiet neighborhoods.
Not a big town, Wayland has about 13,000 residents living across 16 square miles, almost 10 percent of which is water. The ponds, protected wetlands and the ten miles of the Sudbury River that pass through town offer residents great opportunities for recreation and watching the wildlife. Part of Wayland's semi-rural character is undeniably defined by its status as one of the top five communities in the state in conservation acreage.
Not only does Wayland contribute it's natural beauty, but also its historical relevance, including a bell made by Paul Revere hanging in the First Parish Church, and the first free library in Massachusetts (and second in the county).
Updated: 14th October, 2019 8:33 PM.