Wayland is a peaceful community located in the MetroWest area of Massachusetts, just 18 miles outside Boston. It is bordered by Sudbury and Framingham on the west, Natick on the south, Concord and Lincoln on the north and Weston on the east. While Wayland is located in an area that provides easily accessible shopping, sightseeing, dining and entertainment, the town itself remains a quiet bedroom community in a semi-rural setting with little industrial or commercial base.
Wayland is the home to many urban professionals due in part to its peaceful setting and its close proximity to the city of Boston. In addition, Wayland is an ideal community to raise a family, as its school system is known as one of the finest in the state. Wayland also takes great pride in its preservation of the forests, marshes and fields that surround the Sudbury River. These natural resources provide residents an opportunity to enjoy these areas for passive recreation.
Wayland is the home of two public golf courses, Wayland Country Club and Sandy Burr Country Club both located on Route 27. There is a town beach located on Lake Cochituate that offers swimming and a boat launch to its residents and guests. Wayland is also fortunate to have other recreational areas such as Mill Pond for fishing, pine-forested picnic areas and many conservation areas for hiking and horse riding trails. In addition, Wayland promotes outdoors athletic activities and provides well equipped basketball courts, ten tennis courts, ice-skating areas, a swimming pool, and several playgrounds.