A family-friendly community and equestrian paradise
Wellington is well known as the “Winter Equestrian Capital of the World” and for good reason. Home to the International Polo Club Palm Beach and Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, this village is deeply rooted in the equestrian lifestyle. In addition to being an equestrian haven, Wellington features plenty of attractions that appeal to those with a broad range of interests. From preserves to wildlife sanctuaries, golf courses to community events, Wellington is a wonderful place to call home.
This 45 square-mile community is close-knit and features many diverse smaller communities within its boundaries. Conveniently, Wellington is a mere 30-minute drive to beaches. It’s near Palm Beach International Airport and just minutes away from the Florida Turnpike and the I-95 highway, making it easy for locals to visit their favorite spots. Nature lovers, families, and global socialites all find fun activities and amenities to enjoy in this charming village.
Those looking for a peaceful place to retire are pleased with the multitude of gated communities in Wellington. There are dozens of gated and non-gated communities, including Eastwood, Hidden Pines, Olympia, Meadowland Cove, Grand Isles, and more.
From international fare to locally-inspired eats, Wellington’s culinary scene is varied and boasts plenty of spots to take you from breakfast to late-night snacks.
Start your morning on the right foot with blueberry stuffed french toast or eggs portabella at Keke's Breakfast Cafe. When lunchtime rolls around, locals head to Kaluz Restaurant to savor shaved prime rib sandwiches and Hatfield Farm pork chops while their little ones enjoy chicken fingers and cheeseburger sliders. Additionally, Kaluz is excellent for meeting colleagues for post-work happy hour martinis and truffle French fries, or for taking your sweetheart out to indulge in fire-roasted octopus and barrel-cut filet mignon.
Another memorable dining experience can be found at Lemongrass Asian Bistro. Creative dishes with unique flavors and ingredients, a variety of sushi, and innovative cocktails round out the dining experience here. For an elevated take on traditional Indian dishes with delightfully modern twists, head to Raja Restaurant & Bar, where they serve an assortment of other globally-inspired fare as well.
A popular spot at The Mall at Wellington Green – known for its fresh and artfully presented American fare and delicious cocktails – is Oli’s Fashion Cuisine. And check out Piatto Bravo, offering an elegant and relaxed setting where you can savor authentic Italian cuisine, fine wines and craft cocktails.
Various concerts, plays, school functions, and movie nights are to be enjoyed at Wellington Amphitheater. When families wish to unwind and socialize, they head to Lakeside Market at Wellington Town Center to shop, eat, seek entertainment, and watch beautiful sunsets.
Getting in touch with nature is easy in Wellington. Take the family to the Wellington Environmental Preserve for a fun-filled day of roaming through the butterfly garden, exploring the equestrian and walking trails, peering out over the park atop the observation tower, and more. Head to the 30-acre wetland park Peaceful Waters Sanctuary to view native plants and majestic wildlife.
Families love that Wellington is home to several parks. Tiger Shark Cove is a beloved local park featuring batting cages, pavilions, softball fields, a concession stand, and an ocean-themed playground with swing sets, a tiger shark play sculpture, obstacle courses, and shaded areas.
Golf lovers join the exclusive Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club to relish various high-end amenities and opportunities. Members spend their days in the elegant clubhouse, polo fields, croquet lawns, enjoying fabulous fares and massage therapy, and playing on the 18-hole championship golf course. Exercise in the indoor swimming pool, partake in wine dinners, enjoy live entertainment, and savor the finer things in life at Palm Beach Polo.
Other noteworthy golf courses to enjoy are the Wellington National Golf Club, Wycliffe Golf & Country Club and The Wanderers Club. And there are lots of golf communities with homes right on the verdant fairways, for residents who invest in this luxury lifestyle with the ease of hitting the course literally from their backyards.
Wellington features several excellent schools, including:
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