A Gem in the South East area of Florida

What may be the US’ largest village is located in Palm Beach County Florida. With a population of 82,000 residents however, it’s a stretch to call it a village. Not long ago however, it was a village-sized community. Growth in Wellington has been nothing but brisk. It has doubled in size in 2000.

This beautiful city in South Florida is known as the polo capital of the US.  It's located right next to the Florida everglades and is about 15 miles from West Palm Beach.  Wellington hosts the very popular Winter Equestrian Festival which draws more than 50,000 visitors annually. With polo being such a preferred sport here, it tells you the community is definitely upscale and with a rural flavor. Polo is an equestrian sport, and an expensive sport requiring horses, feed, groomed fields, trainers, stables and veterinarians. 

When you buy your home and move to Wellington, it’s likely you’ll attend an equestrian event.  Equestrian events include show jumping, hunting, dressage and polo. And if you happen to love horses and the amazing speeds polo is played at, you’ll be very happy here. For activities, you’ll find the International Polo Club has plenty to offer ranging from good food to tennis courts to golf. 

Drain the Swamp!

Back before 1950, Wellington was in Florida’s swampland. When the swamp was drained, it created vast parcels of developable land which homes are now built upon. Today, it is a spacious 31 square miles of beautiful countryside and some of the most exquisite residential properties in Palm Beach County.  Is it just as good as Boca Raton or Palm Beach? Judging by the size of properties and the prices, a certain crowd prefers Wellington.

As wealthy as residents of Wellington are, the homes here are nowhere near the prices you’ll find in Palm Beach, Palm Beach Shores, Gulfstream, Boca Raton, or Highland Beach. 

There are plenty of properties for sale in Wellington FL. It’s not all equestrian properties here, however if homes with equestrian facilities are what you’re after, there’s an exceptional variety in Wellington. And if you like riding, it’s happy trails for you on Wellington’s 57 miles of riding paths.

Photo courtesy of Beaches MLS
This beautifully lush, copy and and modern 6000 square foot, 4 bedroom home and property at 2707 Sheltingham Dr in Wellington was listed at $2,995,000. 

And this property at 14678 Equestrian Way in Wellington FL is what what riders and stable owners dream of. The perfect setting for future equine and human champions in show jumping or polo.

Inexpensive homes in Wellington Florida? Take a good look at this 3 bedroom detached home at 4221 Imperial Club Lane alongside a golf course. It was listed at $150,000! 

I hope you enjoyed this quick peek at the village of Wellington Florida. A beautiful town whether you are into equestrian sports or not. Have a look at the top things to do in Palm Beach County. You’ll be near them all.