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