Population: 61,371Median home value: $327,700 79 Ranks better than 93% of areas
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A- Wellington Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Wellington Cost of Living Cost of living is 25% higher than Florida
12424% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Wellington cost of living
A- Wellington Crime Total crime is 37% lower than Florida
Total crime
1,82833% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5533% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Wellington crime
B- Wellington Employment Household income is 70% higher than Florida
Median household income
$83,27051% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$37,63326% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%7% lower than the US average
Wellington employment
D+ Wellington Housing Home value is 96% higher than Florida
Median home value
$327,70077% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,55163% higher than the US average
Home ownership
77%20% higher than the US average
Wellington real estate or Wellington rentals
A+ Wellington Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
66%35% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:140% higher than the US average
Wellington K-12 schools

Living in Wellington, FL

Located in the state of Florida, Wellington is a mid-sized city with a population of 61,371 people. At 80%, the majority of the Wellington population is White; this is followed by 12% Black and 4% Asian. Wellington is known to be family friendly as more than 81% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 53% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Wellington is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in Florida, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Wellington, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather and more.

Using data and statistics Wellington has received a livability score of 80/100. This score is ranked in the 93rd percentile when compared to all other cities. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Wellington could be a great choice! Wellington also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Wellington scores well for amenities (A-), crime (A-), weather (A), education (A+) and employment (B-). Regrettably for Wellington, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Wellington, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Wellington gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 176 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Knowing that the Wellington schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 66%, which is far higher than the national average.

Assuming that Wellington meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Wellington. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Wellington are simply unattainable. The median home price for Wellington homes is $327,700, which is 96.5% higher than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Wellington, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 14.7% higher than the Florida average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Wellington were 4.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.1%.

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Compare Wellington, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Wellington, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Palm Club Village, West Palm Beach7011.82,212
Echo Lake, West Palm Beach6913.7626
Roosevelt Estates, West Palm Beach6813.62,060
Lake Mangonia, West Palm Beach6613.91,744

Best Cities Near Wellington, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cabana Colony, FL8618.52,578
Lake Clarke Shores, FL8512.33,517
Coconut Creek, FL852657,731
South Palm Beach, FL8515.11,309
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Jupiter, FL8521.460,597
Hillsboro Beach, FL84281,467
North Palm Beach, FL841812,581
Lazy Lake, FL8434.834
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I moved from Wellington FL, the best community in South Florida, over ten years ago. There were many aspects of living in Wellington that I truly enjoyed such as numerous parks, the best school districts, exceptionally landscaped neighborhoods, and the love of horses. I also loved that Wellington focuses on protecting the environment and waterways. There are several green policies that are in place in Wellington such as a water conservation strategy and landscaping requirements that are related to the native land. I really loved the fact that Wellington played a large role in helping commuters by reducing the amount of cars on the roadway. They implemented the Southwest Florida Commuter Assistance Program where there are suggestions for people who have to drive alone and wish to help with the environment by commuting with a group of people who are traveling to the same area.

Wellington also has a lot of recreational activities such as pristine golf courses, a lion country safari, and many parks. Wellington offers many attractions for visitors and residents of all ages. The Parks and Recreations Department in Wellington is noted to be the best across the United States. They strive to keep all of the parks and centers state of the art and up to date with the latest equipment. I really enjoyed the lion country safari and the equestrian community. The lion country safari lets visitors drive through a safari that has over 900 free roaming animals. The equestrian community is for all the horse lovers, including myself. I really enjoyed all the trails and helping to care for the horses that are boarded in the community.
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Source: The Wellington, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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