If you choose to live in Wellington, you will have a wide variety of parks and restaurants to visit. Wellington Parks and Recreation offers something for all ages. Sports leagues, festivals, cultural events, community classes and senior citizens services (including a Rides program) are just some of the reasons that you may choose Wellington living for your next home. Wellington is also home of Scott’s Place Barrier-Free Playground which was designed to meet the needs of both able-bodied and children with disabilities. The playground was made possible by a donation from Del and Barbara Williamson in honor of their son who passed away at the age of six. This playground includes a full acre of accessible playground equipment including: swings, slides, shades, sensory items and wheelchair ramps.
Wellington is host to some of the best public and private schools in Palm Beach County. In fact, Wellington has some of the best schools in the entire state of Florida. This includes all 6 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 2 high schools. If you have school aged children, call Steve Cury Construction to talk about creating your Wellington Custom Home today.
Wellington is known as an international center for equestrian sports. In addition to the Palm Beach Masters series and several high-goal polo tournaments, the International Polo Club was created as a facility showcase for players and ponies. As host to the Winter Equestrian Festival from January to April (the largest and longest running horse show in the world), Wellington offers premium events for riders, spectators and sponsors with unrivaled facilities and world-class showgrounds. Wellington custom home builder, Steve Cury Construction can create the stable and/or home you may desire.
The Wellington mall, packed with high end shops and great restaurants, lures shoppers from all over the area. If you are more of a nature lover, hiking through the Wellington Environmental Preserve may help you decide to build your new custom home here. In nearby Loxahatchee, you may meet your spirit animal at the Panther Ridge Conservation Center or enjoy the views and animals at the Lion Country Safari.
Wellington was once the home of the largest strawberry patch (2000 acres) as a benefactor of the Acme Drainage District. The initial purpose of the District was to create an agricultural area out of mostly flooded land. Charles Wellington was the first Chairman of the Acme Drainage District and oversaw Mr. Wellington was the first Chairman of the Acme Drainage District and served until his death in 1959. Oddly enough, it was probably Mr. Wellington’s death which led to the decision to develop portions of the property to raise capital to pay for estate taxes. Wellington’s son, Roger Wellington, carried on as the District Chairman until he retired in 1984. Major construction did not begin until the first large tract of land, 7,400 acres, was sold to the Investment Corporation of Florida (ICOF) in 1971 for a cost of approximately $800 per acre. In 1972, a joint venture between ICOF and Alcoa Aluminum was formed to begin the construction of a new community. Shortly after construction began, hundreds of homes began selling. In 1976, Alcoa decided to sell their interest back to ICOF. Two years later, the remaining properties of ICOF were sold to Gould Florida, a division of the large electronics corporation Gould, Inc. William Yilvisaker, the Chairman of Gould, was an avid polo player. It was his contribution that produced the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club.
In 1985, Gould sold its remaining acreage to Corepoint, Inc. Corepoint was than succeeded by Lennar Homes. Since that time, Lennar also purchased the remaining 500 lots in Bink’s Forest. In another distressed real estate sale, Glenn Straub purchased the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club in 1993. In November 1995, a determined group of Wellington residents succeeded in a referendum to establish Wellington as an independent municipality. Wellington was officially born on December 31, 1995 (to qualify for certain Florida State funds it was necessary that the Village be chartered in 1995 or millions of dollars in State funds would have been lost). Official operations commenced on March 28, 1996. On December 31, 2010, Wellington’s 15th anniversary as a municipality, Wellington’s City Hall officially opened.
In 1953, fewer than 100 individuals resided in the area. Today, Wellington is an affluent and thriving community that is willing to stake its future on being different. Wellington is recognized as the winter equestrian capital of the world. The community offers tremendous diversity from apartments to lavish homes where residents have private airplane hangars. Most importantly, however, Wellington is a Great Hometown. If you’d like to make Wellington YOUR hometown, contact custom home builder, Steve Cury Construction.
Statistics Wellington Palm Beach County Florida
Total Population 66,078 1,497,000 21,480,000
Wellington, Florida, is the 45th largest city in Florida which is currently growing at a rate of 0.52% annually. The average household income is $123,132. The median age of the population is 41.2 years. In Wellington, 80.15% of the population is White, 11.56% are Black or African American, 4.14% are Asian, 2.47% are two or more races, 1.50% are other races and 0.17% are Native American..
Index Wellington Florida USA
Cost of Living Index 128.33 102.8 100
Grocery 109.3 102.8 100
Healthcare 98.1 98 100
Housing 164.8 102.6 100
Utilities 97.1 101.3 100
Transportation 133.7 112.6 100
Median Home Cost $472,900 $294,900 $291,700
Wellington gets 62 inches of rain on average, per year. The US average per year is 38 inches. On average there are 230 sunny days annually in Wellington. The Summer high (July) is around 90 degrees with the Winter low being 55 (January). Wellington is a beautiful climate for your new custom home.