Neighborhood Information

Wellington

Wellington

Wellington is a village in Palm Beach County, Florida and as of 2007, the village had a population of 54,791 according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Wellington began as a planned unit development approved by Palm Beach County in 1972. For many years it functioned as a small community with few shopping centers or restaurants until it was incorporated in December 1995.

Wellington is world-famous for equestrian and polo events. It is a thriving equestrian centre with 57 miles of an Equestrian Trails System and is host to largest horse show in the world from the last week in January to the middle of March. Beach activities are a half hour’s drive time, due east, to the Palm Beaches. For variety, from Wellington one can access Fort Lauderdale less than one hour away or travel to South Beach approximately a one and half hour’s drive. The Village is also known for its dedicated equestrian community, and a large population of families with young children (mostly attributable to it having some of the consistently highest-performing schools in the state).

Points of interest

  • Palm Beach Community College
  • Mall at Wellington Green