Wellington, one of the most successfully crafted communities in Palm Beach County, is the premier South Florida community known for its abundant parks, quality schools, attractive neighborhoods and equestrian interests.
In 1951, following the recommendations of Arthur William Glisson (known to all in Wellington as "Bink" Glisson), Charles Oliver Wellington assembled and purchased several tracts of land that would later become known as Wellington. Mr. Wellington was a very successful accountant and investor from New York. The area he purchased frequently flooded with water. That really is not surprising because Wellington's southwestern boundary is the Florida Everglades. Shortly following the land purchases, the State of Florida passed legislation creating the Acme Drainage District.
The epicenter of all things equine and globally recognized as a destination for polo and equestrian competition with a matchless social scene. Home to three distinctive events: Winter Equestrian Festival, where horse and rider become one in a ballet of balance in the fields of show jumping and dressage; Palm Beach International Polo Season, testing the incredible skill of the ponies and players culminating in the prestigious U.S. Open Polo Championship; and the International Gay Polo Tournament, brought to you by the LGBT community for an exciting week of over-the-top action and excitement. From January through April, the power of the pony is never more evident than here in The Palm Beaches.
If buying clothes, gifts, or unique finds is your favorite sport, you won’t be disappointed with the vast array of options at The Mall at Wellington Green, with sought-after fashion retailers and Mediterranean styling. So whether shopping or riding, horsing around in Wellington is great fun.