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Old 12-08-2008, 08:35 AM
 
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Hello,

I would some input on Wellington and if people think that it is a nice place to raise a family. In regards to employment, what do people do? Where are the jobs in Wellington? Thanks for the advice.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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I moved from LI to Wellington a little over a year ago. I came for a job opportunity and still work for my NY employer. I work in Boca. I would not have made the move without the job in place. We like it. In my opinion, compared to where I am from, Florida is not the best place to raise a family but Wellington is far superior than many areas doen here. We were very unhappy with my daughter's teacher/school for her kindergarden year. Now she is in an accelerated 1st grade class and it is much better. My younger one is in a private pre-K type school. She is very happy.

In terms of good paying jobs in Wellington - I really do not know of any unless you are a doctor or other type professional. The job market is very bad down here. Very bad.

I don't mean to be all doom and gloom - Wellington is very nice. You would need to spend some time here to make an informed decision. Rent do not buy.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:27 AM
 
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I had went for 3 weeks last year to Wellington and stayed near the polo grounds. I thought it was a lovely community and upscale/safe.I had always in the past been to Boca/Delray and I thought Wellington was more middle aged families but I could be wrong. What do you do know and have you researched the opportunities there for that or something you are interested in?
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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We have only lived here for six months, but we really like Wellington. Most people are friendly, the schools are good and the shopping is excellent. Our neighbors who have lived here much longer are very happy with Wellington. Everyone says it has a nice "hometown" feel to it. I assume most jobs that pay decent are professional....seems like everyone I know came here for a specific job they already had. Good luck!!
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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section 8 RUINED Shoma in wellington..section 8 does not belong here, the crime is sky-rocketing. It is impossible to even look at buying anything in the super luxurious Black Diamond because section 8 is in walking distance. its really really sad that ALL of the neighborhoods even in royal palm and west palm are all becoming too dangerous to live in. Its unfortunate enough that we live this close to riviera beach. now my current neighborhood is offering three months free rent in this "used to be luxury condos". the family below us has had furniture repoed, warrants served, etc. An old man in the near by century village was beaten and left for dead by "new residents" who happen to be from undesirable areas. I am truly disgusted with what happened to this area.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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its really really sad that ALL of the neighborhoods even in royal palm and west palm are all becoming too dangerous to live in. undesirable areas. I am truly disgusted with what happened to this area.
And what statistics do you have to back this up? I think you need to study FDLE statistics and watch how crime has dropped like a rock since the 1990s in West Palm Beach.

Wellington? Who knows, but please do not paint the whole area with the same brush.


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An old man in the near by century village was beaten and left for dead by "new residents" who happen to be from undesirable areas.
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