Wellington has made Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” more than once. In 2016, it ranked number 36. It’s located in Palm Beach County, and the Palm Beaches, Fort Lauderdale and South Beach are all within driving distances, ranging from 30 minutes to an hour and half. The town is well known for the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival that attracts visitors from all over the world and is held from January to April every year. The area is home to 92-acres of unadulterated nature making up the Big Blue Forest Preserve. The population is 61,790 and the median home price is $335,000. Additionally, job opportunities are expected to grow by five percent in the next few years. Microsoft founder Bill Gates owns property there, likely due to his daughter being a competitive rider.