Village Of Wellington Ranked Among Fortune Magazine’s ‘50 Best Places To Live For Families’

The Village of Wellington is proud to announce its recent inclusion in Fortune magazine’s list of the “50 Best Places to Live for Families.”

The village secured its position as one of the top 10 communities on the list, coming in at an impressive No. 8.

This unique recognition highlights the exceptional support systems and quality of life that the community provides for its residents.

Fortune conducted an extensive evaluation, considering nearly 1,900 cities, towns, suburbs, exurbs, villages and townships across all 50 states. The rigorous assessment examined more than 200,000 unique data points, focusing on five key categories: education, aging resources, general wellness, financial health and livability. The evaluation sought to identify places that offer high-quality amenities while fostering a strong sense of community.

“Wellington’s success in this ranking is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. By continuously delivering best-in-class services, we have made Wellington a great hometown that meets the diverse needs of our residents,” Wellington Village Manager Jim Barnes explained. “We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone involved for their vision and commitment to making Wellington a community of choice for all.”

Fortune specifically emphasized the challenges faced by multigenerational families, who often juggle the responsibilities of raising children while caring for aging parents.

The ranking took into account factors such as the quality of local public schools, graduation rates, affordability of nearby colleges, availability of nursing homes, assisted living communities, home healthcare agencies, risk of social isolation among older residents and access to top-notch healthcare providers.

Affordability was another crucial consideration. Wellington emerged as a place where residents can purchase homes without breaking the bank, as Fortune excluded locations with home sale prices exceeding twice the state median and/or 2.75 times the national median.

Furthermore, Fortune recognized the importance of diverse neighborhoods and incorporated factors such as racial, socioeconomic, religious and ethnic diversity into the evaluation process. Wellington’s vibrant and inclusive community reflects the richness of its diverse population.

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