Wayland is a medium sized town with a population of approximately 13,400 residents. Located in Middlesex County, Wayland is 16 miles west of Boston. Wayland was a quiet farming community until the population more than doubled in the post-war boom as young families moved west to fill developments built in Boston’s suburbs such as Wayland, and many homes in Wayland today were built during that time period. The village of Cochituate in South Wayland comprises about half of the town’s residents, and is generally more developed than the more rural-suburban north Wayland.
The very high ranking school system, convient location, and active town spirit make Wayland a popular chioce for many. Route 20, Route 27, Route 126, the Mass Pike, and Route 30 all cross through Wayland, providing good commuting access to 128/95 and Boston area employment centers. Wayland borders the towns of Weston, Framingham, Lincoln, Sudbury, and Natick.