Moving to Wellington, FL? If that is the case, you are lucky to have found such a great area to settle down for retirement. Many publications and websites have named Wellington, FL, one of the “greatest places to live in America,” most recently Money.com in 2019. What is not to like about sunny South Florida, considering the area enjoys almost perfect weather throughout the year? Nevertheless, that is not all that makes Wellington, FL a great place to call home. Continue reading to find out more.
Sense of Community
For its residents, Wellington is a wonderful hometown with a strong sense of community. The city and its citizens take great pride in the meticulous upkeep of all its land. Wellington is the fifth most populous city in Palm Beach County with a population of around 65,000. While not a village by any conventional definition, it was designated as such on December 31, 1995. The population of Wellington has increased dramatically over the past few decades, from its low point of 28,000 in the 1990s.
Wellington, Florida, is well situated in the middle of Palm Beach County’s western half. Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton are to the south, and the city of West Palm Beach and Lake Worth are to the east. SR-7 (441), the principal north-south road, is between 4 and 8 lines in width. It begins at Loxahatchee, Florida, to the north of Wellington and Royal Palm Beach, and continues south through Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Dade County, Florida. A wide variety of establishments, including the Mall at Wellington Green, supermarkets, restaurants, banks, and beauty parlors, can be found just off Route 441. In addition to Wellington Regional Hospital, Route 441 is home to a number of other medical facilities.
The climate in Wellington is consistently pleasant. What constitutes beauty, of course, is subjective. The “hot” season certainly does last for four months, from June to September, with an average temperature of 86°F throughout that time. You can count on more than just scorching temperatures and humidity this summer. Depending on the day, rain could fall steadily or you could find yourself driving directly through a cloud.
One of the best things about Florida is the quality of its public schools. There are six elementary schools in Wellington, three middle schools as well as two different high schools. Wellington also features several prestigious private institutions, such as St. David’s Episcopal School, Wellington Collegiate Academy, and Forest Trail Academy, in addition to its excellent public school system.
When it comes to holding public events, Wellington spares no expense. The city is continually hosting community activities that locals will appreciate, whether they are seasonal or not. The vast majority of annual celebrations do not cost a dime.
The Egg Hunt, Fourth of July Party, Fall Festival, and Christmas Parade are among the most well-attended celebrations of the year. And every week there is always something new to do, like the Food Truck Invasion or one of the many free concerts or movies. The Amphitheater or Village Park, also known as Pierson Park, in Wellington is where most of these gatherings are held.