First Phase Opens At New Senior Living Community Wellington Bay

The exterior of the new Wellington Bay senior living community.

ZOM Living, one of the nation’s leading developers of multifamily housing, in partnership with Liberty Senior Living, one the nation’s leading senior living operators, has opened the first independent living phase at Wellington Bay, ZOM Living’s first senior housing community delivered under ZOM Senior Living and the first rental independent living community in the Village of Wellington.

Wellington Bay welcomed residents to the first independent living phase, which features a variety of active living residence options, ranging from single-story villas, garden flats and apartment homes. The centerpiece of the Wellington Bay lifestyle is a two-story, 65,000-square-foot clubhouse featuring multiple fine dining options with their own menus, indoor and outdoor heated pools and hot tub, a fitness center with personal training, a full-service salon and spa, pickle ball and bocce ball courts, and much more.

To date, the community is already more than 50 percent pre-leased, which speaks to the strong demand and appeal for the vibrant lifestyle Wellington Bay offers to its residents.

Wellington Bay is set on a 46-acre lakefront campus that caters to sophisticated and active senior residents. Liberty Senior Living, a North Carolina-based, family-owned company with almost 150 years of experience, will operate the community and provide quality programming and services to residents.

“With Wellington Bay, ZOM Senior Living is supplying the growing demand for innovative senior living and is delivering a one-of-a-kind, resident-centric experience,” said Steve Ordway, senior vice president of ZOM Senior Living. “With lovely residences, multiple dining venues and first-class amenities, Wellington Bay offers a lifestyle experience unmatched in today’s rental market. We look forward to welcoming residents to the community and continuing our partnership with Liberty Senior Living on the future phases of Wellington Bay.”

Wellington Bay is the first Liberty community in Florida.

“We could not be more excited to have Wellington Bay be the first community within the Liberty portfolio to open in the State of Florida,” said Will Purvis, president of Liberty Senior Living. “While the beauty of the campus, residences, amenities and services match what is expected by those that live in and around the Wellington area; we are most proud to carry on the tradition of providing exemplary service and care and honoring our core values that so many residents and families throughout the southeast have come to experience.”

When complete, Wellington Bay will encompass up to 424 units. The first phase includes the now open 159 independent living residences and the Lisbet Health Care Center slated to open in early 2023, which will house both assisted living and a memory support area.

While planning the community, ZOM Senior Living and Liberty Senior Living focused on providing a variety of living options that prioritize the needs of residents at Wellington Bay. The luxury apartment homes vary in floor plans and sizes, ranging from one-bedroom apartment homes to two-bedrooms plus a den, and feature open floor plans and upscale finishes with numerous windows to allow for an abundance of natural light. For those desiring an even more independent lifestyle, the three-story, elevated garden flats provide a more private and spacious residence with waterfront views. For those who prefer a freestanding home, residents may choose a single-story villa that includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study, two-car garage, and a private patio.

The development spared no detail in the finishes of the Wellington Bay luxury homes and units. Home interiors feature upgraded finishes, private balconies/patios, beautifully appointed kitchens equipped with large islands, quartzite/quartz countertops, under-mount sinks and stainless appliances, full size washers and dryers, walk-in closets, and ceramic-tiled bathrooms with zero-entry showers.

Wellington Bay residents will enjoy easy access to a wide assortment of dining, shopping and entertainment immediately adjacent to the Mall at Wellington Green. Nearby grocery options include Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Publix. The area surrounding the property also offers residents a vast array of community amenities, including championship golf and country clubs, world renowned polo clubs and easy access to major transportation.

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