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WELLINGTON

Welcome to Wellington

An equestrian paradise where tranquility meets breathtaking beauty


Known to many as the Winter Equestrian Capital, Wellington is a peaceful and beautiful town adorned with sprawling farms that provide a picturesque backdrop for residents’ daily activities. Wellington’s unique culture combines an appreciation for agriculture with a love for equestrian activities. Its serene atmosphere is enhanced by  Wellington’s temperate maritime climate, which sees ideal weather from November through April.
 

What to Love

  • Equestrian Paradise: Wellington is synonymous with world-class equestrian events, hosting the prestigious Winter Equestrian Festival and attracting top-tier riders and spectators.
  • Polo: Wellington is home to the National Polo Center, which hosts marquee matches each Sunday from January to April.
  • Peaceful Community: Enjoy the tranquility of a community that values spaciousness and embraces the beauty of nature, making Wellington an ideal place for those seeking a quiet retreat.
  • Convenience: Wellington offers a winning combo: proximity to pristine beaches, world-class equestrian facilities, and all the amenities of a vibrant South Florida city.

Local Lifestyle

Over 42 weeks of equestrian events are held at Wellington International each year. The venue contributes $350 million to the Palm Beach County economy annually, hosting the world-famous Winter Equestrian Festival and the Annual Series Horse Shows. Participants at Wellington International represent all 50 states and over 34 countries.

Outdoor activities and an affinity for nature go hand-in-hand with equestrian pastimes in Wellington. As you explore the town, the Wellington Environmental Preserve, and the International Polo Club are also must-visit gems that showcase the city’s natural beauty and equestrian lifestyle. Just west of Wellington, Okeeheelee Park has a scenic trail, BMX track, and disc golf course (plus an equestrian center).
 

Dining and Entertainment

Equestrian is undoubtedly the main attraction in Wellington. The iconic Wellington International hosts the 13-week Winter Equestrian Festival and the Annual Series Horse Shows. The venue spans 111 acres and includes 18 competition areas. Spectators fill the grounds for Saturday Night Lights and Sunday polo games at the National Polo Center.

Wellington offers various dining options and entertainment venues to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Set a short walk from Wellington International, The Piaffe Lounge is convenient for equestrian crowds. Patrons enjoy sandwiches, melts, and paninis in this restaurant’s equestrian-themed lounge.

Situated just off Forest Hill Blvd., Oli’s Fashion Cuisine serves New American food focusing on artistic presentation. Vegans and vegetarians will love Oli’s creative takes on dishes like avocado wedges and shishito peppers. Kaluz Restaurant is a five-minute walk from Oli’s and has a sophisticated atmosphere with a menu that fuses Mediterranean and Latin flavors. Diners are tempted to fill up on the delicious appetizers and rewarded with seafood and steak entrees.

If you’re visiting Wellington and feel like tacos, check out Mole Cantina Mexicana. Having expanded from its original New York City location, Mole Cantina serves authentic Mexican dishes alongside Tex-Mex favorites. If you’re in the mood for drinks, sit at the full bar and choose from over 100 tequilas.
 

Things to Do

Besides equestrian, Wellington caters to golfers of all levels. Beginners can enjoy the public course at Village Park, while seasoned players can tackle championship courses. The prestigious Wellington National Golf Club offers a challenging layout, while Wycliffe Golf Club boasts two distinct courses, East and West, for variety. Polo enthusiasts can tee off at Palm Beach Polo Golf & Country Club, and international flair awaits at the Trump National Golf Club Jupiter.

Wellington Amphitheater offers a vibrant mix of free and paid entertainment under the Florida sky. There is always a festive atmosphere, whether you’re seeing live music, comedy nights, or movie nights. During summer, free weekly food truck nights pair delicious eats with live music.

Regarding shopping, The Mall at Wellington Green offers a one-stop shopping experience with department stores like Macy's and Dillard's alongside popular retailers like Apple and H&M. Looking for something unique? Explore specialty shops or grab a bite at restaurants serving diverse cuisines.

Overview for WELLINGTON, FL

61,445 people live in WELLINGTON, where the median age is 41.3 and the average individual income is $46,167. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Total Population

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Median Age

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Around WELLINGTON, FL

There's plenty to do around WELLINGTON, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Going Going Gone, Dresner Chiropractic Center, and Worth Dyeing For Salon.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 3.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.24 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.61 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.32 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.1 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.82 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for WELLINGTON, FL

WELLINGTON has 20,805 households, with an average household size of 2.95. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in WELLINGTON do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 61,445 people call WELLINGTON home. The population density is 1,366.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

61,445

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Median Age

48.28 / 51.72%

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2.95

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$46,167

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Schools in WELLINGTON, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby WELLINGTON. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
New Horizons Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 7th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Equestrian Trails Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Polo Park Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Elbridge Gale Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Emerald Cove Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
St David's Episcopal School
PRIVATE
K - 2nd
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Somerset Academy Of The Arts
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Binks Forest Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Palm Beach Central High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Renaissance Charter School At Wellington
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Wellington Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Wellington Landings Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Wellington Institute Of Learning Developm
PRIVATE
5th - 11th
No rating available
Score At The Top Learning Center - Wellington
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
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