There are over 16,300 people who call the city of Wellington home, many residing in lavish Wellington equestrian properties. The southern Florida city is approx 44 square miles in size and officially became an independent municipality on December 31, 1995. Prior to that, the land was known as the Acme Drainage District. Once known as the world's largest strawberry patch, today, the city of Wellington is widely considered the winter equestrian capital of the world, hosting the world-famous Winter Equestrian Festival.
In 1953, there were fewer than 100 residents who called the area home. Since then, the exponential growth has been tremendous with Wellington equestrian properties popping up in new developments. The city has become an epicenter for Equestrian sport, attracting athletes from all over the world. There are over 60 neighborhoods in Wellington, featuring rustic ranch estates, luxury Mediterranean mansions, courtyard condominiums, and plantation pool homes. Many of the homes have 10 or more acres, with equestrian facilities, and tropical fruit farms. Wellington is home to the Peaceful Waters Sanctuary, just one of the numerous preserves and parks, where residents can explore the marsh eco-system of the Everglades. The Village of Wellington offers a plethora of programs, classes, activities, and events. Wellington has a highly regarded school district, and the city is incredibly community-driven, hosting an annual "Wellington Hero" spotlighting residents doing great things.
The origins of this world-renowned city began in 1951 when Charles Oliver Wellington purchased the 18,000 acres of land by recommendation of Bink Glisson. Those 1,8000 acres today are the site of the city of Wellington. Mr. Wellington was a Harvard-educated, Massachusetts-born accountant and aviator, who made his way to Florida by way of New York. H ...More.
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- Palm Beach County Animal Services | 561.233.1200
- 7100 Belvedere Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33411
- Wellington Humane Society | 620.440.4375 | info(at)wellingtonhumanesociety(dotted)org
- 203 W. Hillside, PO Box 494, Wellington, KS 67152
- Florida Wildlife Commission | 888.404.3922
- Non-Profit Organizations for Animal Welfare
- Building Permits | 561.753.2430 | buildingdocs(at)wellingtonfl(dotted)gov
- Jacek Tomasik, Building Official | 561.753.2526 | jtomasik(at)wellingtonfl(dotted)gov
- Code Compliance | 561.753.2560 | code(at)wellingtonfl(dotted)gov
- Shane Ahwai, Code Compliance Supervisor | 561.753.2493 | sahwai(at)wellingtonfl(dotted)gov
- Architectural Review Board
- Kelly Ferraiolo, Senior Planner | 561.753.5268 | kferraiolo(at)wellingtonfl(dotted)gov
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- Wellington Utilities
- 12300 Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington, FL 33414