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Overview

Introduction to Wellington, Florida

Wellington, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 12 miles W of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center) and 61 miles N of Miami, Florida. Wellington is well known for equestrian and polo events and is home to one of the biggest horse shows in the world. It's known for large homes, town houses, luxury apartments and horse farms. A large number of residents are equestrian enthusiasts. Wellington is known for its unique shops and upscale restaurants. It features an attractive natural environment.

Wellington History

Wellington was originally strawberry farmland. During the 1950's, C. Oliver Wellington purchased a large acreage of swampland in Palm Beach County that years later became Wellington. In 1972 the village was established.

Wellington and nearby Attractions

  • National Horse Show
  • Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
  • Top Gun model aircraft show
  • Norton Museum of Art
  • Winter Equestrian Event
  • Taste of the West
  • South Florida Expo Center
  • Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
  • Lion Country Safari
  • Mall at Wellington Green
  • South Florida Fair & Entertainment Center
  • National Polo Museum & Hall of Fame
  • Palm Beach County Equestrian Trails

Wellington Activities

Golfing is popular at the numerous quality courses including Wellington Golf & Country Club, Tradition Golf Club, Links at Madison Green and the Village Golf Course. The city includes numerous parks for outdoor activities. The Equestrian Preserve Area is popular with Wellington's large number of horse riding enthusiasts. The nearby cities of Royal Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Loxahatchee and Palm Beach are popular destinations for residents. The area features excellent beaches. Families enjoy the Rapids Water Park. Canoeing enthusiasts enjoy the Loxahatchee Preserve. The Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge features scenic trails. The nearby Atlantic Coast offers residents excellent opportunities for boating, sailing and fishing.

Wellington Transportation

The Palm Beach International Airport located in West Palm Beach is the nearest major airport.

People

Total Population 59,022
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 28,227
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 58.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.9%
Median Earnings25+ $45,672
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,281
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,123

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,278
% Above Poverty Level 92.9%
% Below Poverty Level 7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,440
Median House Value $293,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.2%
US/American 0.4%
English 6.2%
Irish 11.6%

Wellington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles W of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Palm Beach
Metro Area West Palm Beach - Boca Raton
Standard Zip Codes 33414, 33467
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33421
Phone Area Codes 561
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.658
Longitude -80.241

Wellington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LOXAHATCHEE
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 53 to 78 F
Apr Temp 58 to 85 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 87 F
Annual Precip 58.4 inches
Station WEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 57 to 75 F
Apr Temp 65 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 71 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.3 inches
Station FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 38.7 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 72 to 86 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wellington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Green Acres (33467)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlantis 2,063 $88,750
Greenacres 38,444 $47,417
Haverhill 1,966 $60,000
Lake Clarke Shores 3,445 $86,389
Palm Springs 21,302 $37,693
Royal Palm Beach 35,482 $77,382

Wellington Hospitals

PALMS WEST HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
13001 SOUTHERN BLVD
(561) 753-4245
Emergency Service: No

WELLINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
10101 FOREST HILL BLVD
(561) 798-8500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Wellington High Schools

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WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
2101 GREENVIEW SHORES BOU
561-795-4900
Serves 3,133 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.9

PALM BEACH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
8499 W FOREST HILL BOULEV
561-304-1000
Serves 2,183 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

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