Wellington Real Estate
The Village of Wellington is the home of mint, manicured landscapes, viridescent lush green spaces, equestrian ventures, immaculate expansive estates, and the wealthy. The community was developed with success and enchanting perfection at its core.
The Village of Wellington has a population of over 64,000+ and is bordered by the Everglades, Royal Palm Beach, and Green Acres, while West Palm Beach is just a 30-minute drive east.
Charles Oliver Wellington purchased 16-18,000 acres circa 1950s, it was all swampland. The land’s initial use was intended for agriculture and drainage. It became known at one point for having the World’s largest strawberry patch, which sat on a gargantuan 2,000 acres.
Today, Wellington is recognized as “horse town U.S.A” and the “equestrian capital of the world” according to the Washington Post. It is also the annual host of the Winter Equestrian Festival.
It is the premier international equestrian destination and is home to the largest polo club in the world, the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
The village draws plenty of affluent, families to its city limits who are seeking safety, security, and the highest quality of life. Based on FBI Crime Statistics it’s the 13th safest city out of the top safest 50 cities to live in Florida. Wellington is also known for highly-esteemed schools serving PK-12. There are three top elementary schools, PK-5; Equestrian Trails Elementary School, Binks Elementary School, and Panther Run Elementary School. Other private, charter, Montessori, and magnet schools are in the area.
Housing price points are generally on the higher side with sell price points at $500k. Whether you’re seeking a gated community, single-family, multiple-family home, or country club including Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, the Wellington real estate market will awe you. There are several neighborhoods to choose from and architecture styles range from 19th century Mediterranean Revival, Ranch, and Modern.
26 pleasant green spaces dot Wellington. Wellington Dog Park tends to be busy during peak times but offers sprawling play areas for your fur babies. The popular Tiger Shark Cove Park has a cool ocean-themed playground, picnic areas, and shaded pavilions great for kid’s parties. Scott’s Place Playground is a favorite for its safety and fenced-in play area, named after the late son of Del and Barbara Williamson. This park makes play possible for disabled children and able-bodied children alike.
Not to worry, a multitude of delectable and diverse eateries are around to satiate those bon viveur yearnings. Taverns, wood grills, cafes, pubs, and bistros are never far. Try these popular neighborhood haunts: Agliolio for zesty Italian in a classy relaxed atmosphere, Kaluz Restaurant serves contemporary American, Don Ramon Cuban Cuisine for classic Cuban, Bimini Twist for upscale seafood in an island-style environment, and KeKe’s Breakfast Cafe for all the comforts of home. Much of these local spots can be found on Forest Hill Blvd, the main bustling hub for shops and services.
Some other activities in Wellington will be located at the two-level Mall at Wellington Green, with primo shops and eateries including the CMX Theatres. The mall also hosts dance and Barre fitness classes, Zumba, and the Asphalt Angels Car, Truck, Jeep & Motorcycle Show. You may even catch a concert or play at the Wellington Amphitheater, an art class at the Art Cellar, or ice skate at Palm Beach Skate Zone.
Look out for annual festivals like the Bacon & Bourbon Fest, Seafood Fest West Palm, and SunFest. There’s truly no shortage of public entertainment and activities.
Are you desiring the certainty and handsomeness of this horse hub village? Learn more about what Wellington has for you, right here.