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Old 08-19-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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pardon me, if you want very good quality cheap homes in Florida and don't mind the cold,
Pensacola has very good deals!
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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What is the price of homes/land in St Augustine compared to PBC/Wellington? Been there on vacation and just looked VERY pretty!

Wellington will be more expensive. It is still considered a world hub for polo and other equestrian sports. As long as that is the case Wellington will be pricey.......... and WORTH IT !
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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Wellington will be more expensive. It is still considered a world hub for polo and other equestrian sports. As long as that is the case Wellington will be pricey.......... and WORTH IT !
You can live in Wellington on a budget, just go over to Greenview Shores and Wellington Trace and check out the beautiful duplexes.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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You can live in Wellington on a budget, just go over to Greenview Shores and Wellington Trace and check out the beautiful duplexes.
Great advice. Why you don't talk about the fourplexes across the street? With 10 people living in 2 bedrooms?
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Great advice. Why you don't talk about the fourplexes across the street? With 10 people living in 2 bedrooms?
Because they're talking about Greenview Shores and Wellington Trace, that's why. Anyone can just click on your screen name and see that you just love writing negativity. It's clear - you don't like it here. Fine.
I can't believe that the moderators haven't stopped you from doing it.

Heck, while I'm here, let me add that Wellington is a TERRIFIC place (well, it IS!)...and it's safe and clean and modern. Tons of GREAT shops and restaurants....less crime than most surrounding towns/cities!
People who live in Wellington are very lucky.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:34 AM
 
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What is the price of homes/land in St Augustine compared to PBC/Wellington? Been there on vacation and just looked VERY pretty!
You can get a home here a 3br/2ba home for about $190K right now if you look carefully, taxes will be about $3k or so a year. Most neighborhoods have hoa or cdd fees of about $2K but that includes all of your amenities like pool, workout gym, tennis, etc. For us, it is well worth the money!!
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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I would not buy in Wellington b/c it is on the decline. Crime is increasing and, while the schools are better in comparison to other PBCounty schools, that doesn't necessarily mean that they are good. I would say that they are fair, at best.
Also, homes are built on very small lots and are not of the best construction. Even the "million dollar homes" admit water during hurricanes. And although home prices have declined, they are still overpriced.
I agree with looking for something farther north. I have heard that St. Augustine is beautiful--tradional and charming, the way Florida used to be, they seem to have been able to preserve a lot of their historic heritage.
By contrast, Wellington is very new (>50 years old.) IMHO, it is very devoid of character, and consists of concrete and palm trees.
Moreover, it is overrun with elitist horsy-types in the winter who distinguish themselves from year-round residents (I have often heard them refer to "townies" as "they" and never in a positive light, although I doubt they would say it to someone's face.)
And as another poster pointed out, there are lots of restrictions (i.e. HOA fees, leash laws, etc.) than in places like Loxahatchee (where you have more freedom and independence wrt your property but fewer amenities.)
If I were to buy, I would definitely buy farther north.
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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I would not buy in Wellington b/c it is on the decline. Crime is increasing and, while the schools are better in comparison to other PBCounty schools, that doesn't necessarily mean that they are good. I would say that they are fair, at best.
Also, homes are built on very small lots and are not of the best construction. Even the "million dollar homes" admit water during hurricanes. And although home prices have declined, they are still overpriced.
I agree with looking for something farther north. I have heard that St. Augustine is beautiful--tradional and charming, the way Florida used to be, they seem to have been able to preserve a lot of their historic heritage.
By contrast, Wellington is very new (>50 years old.) IMHO, it is very devoid of character, and consists of concrete and palm trees.
Moreover, it is overrun with elitist horsy-types in the winter who distinguish themselves from year-round residents (I have often heard them refer to "townies" as "they" and never in a positive light, although I doubt they would say it to someone's face.)
And as another poster pointed out, there are lots of restrictions (i.e. HOA fees, leash laws, etc.) than in places like Loxahatchee (where you have more freedom and independence wrt your property but fewer amenities.)
If I were to buy, I would definitely buy farther north.

I have been DEEPLY involved with the Town then City of Wellington for over twenty years. I disagree with every single syllable you wrote.

It sounds like Wellington is just not your kind of town but lies and exaggerations are not called for.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I have been DEEPLY involved with the Town then City of Wellington for over twenty years. I disagree with every single syllable you wrote.

It sounds like Wellington is just not your kind of town but lies and exaggerations are not called for.
I am entitled to my opinion. And need I remind you that personal attacks are not allowed on this forum. Calling me a liar or saying that I am exagerrating b/c you disagree with me is what is uncalled for.
What I would like to know is how someone who is so "deeply involved" with Wellington doesn't even know that it is not a city, but a village?
And yet, I haven't called you one single name or made even one accusation against you, have I? It doesn't surprise me that you live in Wellington. In fact, you've given the OP a great example of why he/she should not buy or live there.
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:14 PM
 
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I was referring to Wellington incorporating and breaking off from West Palm Beach.

All of the houses are NOT concrete and the ones that are concrete are covered with stucco or clapboard.

There are many VERY large pieces of land with multiple polo fields, barns, turnout pastures and large homes. You just haven't ever had the chance to see this.


The Wellington Mall is on the fringe of Wellington and not positioned in a residential area.

Again ! Don't write about what you don't know about.
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