Wells, VT

There’s a rugged, rural beauty in this part of the region, deep in the slate belt, with picturesque farms, the Mettowee Valley, and Haystack Mountain. There’s also a fun, small town feel to Wells; a feeling like you’ve arrived someplace special, someplace off the beaten path. Stop for homemade jam at a farm stand or gelato at a local creamery, check out the dinosaurs that rise from the cornfields in late summer or the treasures tucked into the local general store, play a round of mini-golf or take a dip in Lake St. Catherine. There’s always a way to fill a day poking around Wells.

Town Office: 1064 VT Route 30 ♦ P.O. Box 585, Wells, VT 05774

Hours: M - Th 7:30 - 3:30

Phone: (802) 645-0486

Fax: (802) 645-0464

Clerk: wellstownclerk@comcast.net
Website: wellsvt.com


Population: 1,039
Median Age: 52
Poverty Level: 9%
Avg. Household Size: 2.23
Median Household Income: $42,083


Total Units: 864
Avg. Year Built: 1971
Rental Rate: 10%
Ownership Rate: 90%
Seasonal Units: 43%
Avg. Sale Price: $146,330

Employment & Industry

Education, Services, Healthcare: 20%
Construction: 20%
Manufacturing: 15%

Ann. Avg. Wage: $27,319
Avg. Commute: 32 min.


Cooperative planning in the region.

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