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Wellington's Brief History
The Village of Wellington was initially purchased and assembled in 1951 by New York accountant and investor, Charles Oliver Wellington. By the early 1970s, Wellington was a tiny suburb of West Palm Beach, where people lived mainly as commuters to the big city. There were only a few shopping centers and restaurants, and the area was relatively quiet. Wellington was officially born as an independent municipality on December 31, 1995. Today, Wellington thrives as a community based upon the values of being a little bit different, but still being a lovely place to live. With what was once 16,000 acres of untouched, often-flooded land, Wellington has quickly become a thriving, affluent community, and was recently listed in Money Magazine’s 2010 Top 100 Best Places to Live.
Recreation in Wellington
Residents of Wellington revel in the city’s lavish array of parks and greenery. With more than twenty different parks throughout the community, each colored by a lush, tropical landscape, residents commonly enjoy the use of recreational pavilions, playgrounds, athletic fields, walking paths, picnic areas and dog friendly parks. Bordered by the Florida Everglades, Wellington is one of only eighty-eight agencies in the country and nine cities in the State of Florida to currently hold a national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).
Recognized as the winter equestrian capital of the world, Wellington has several lavish polo clubs and equestrian centers, as well as many residential communities offering acreage and private stables. Home to the world-renowned Winter Equestrian Festival and with more than 57 miles of equestrian trails, Wellington is every equestrian’s dream – celebrities included.
With a multitude of cultural attractions taking place around Palm Beach County, Wellington residents can easily partake in various arts and entertainment, historical or educational activities within and around Wellington’s city limits.
Other Activities & Recreation in Wellington
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International Polo Club - The International Polo Club of Palm Beach is a world-class club, with a beautiful palm tree lined entrance, tennis courts, swimming pool, fine dining, and perfectly maintained polo field. During the height of Wellington’s exciting polo season, thousands of fans attend the Club’s matches.
Panther Ridge Conservation Center - The Panther Ridge Conservation Center in Wellington FL is a “big cat” habitat and sanctuary. The center gives exotic animals like, cougars, jaguars, clouded leopards, cheetahs and more a safe home and offers tours and enrichment programs.
Binks Forest Golf Course - Wellington’s Binks Forest Golf Course is a beautiful distraction from Palm Beach County’s many phenomenal golf courses. This unique course is heavily forested with lush vegetation and magnificent expanses of Bermuda grass conjuring the image of a classic North Carolina fairway. Regularly celebrated as a top rated, championship-caliber experience Binks Forest is easily accessible by most of Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter Fl.
Large Employers in Wellington
- Wellington Regional Medical Center
- BE Aerospace, Inc.
- Palm Beach Community College
- Village of Wellington
- Tara Management Inc
- Florida Power Light
- Palm Beach School District: Fulton Holland Educational Services Center
Finding a place to call your own in Wellington is easy, the city has an extensive variety of options including; apartments, single-family homes and estate homes with such amenities as private airplane hangars, equestrian facilities and more.
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