Jupiter, FL Communities

A Waterfront Town in Florida

Just north of Miami lies one of the most picturesque towns in all of Florida, Jupiter. Recently named one of the “Happiest Seaside Towns” in all of America, Jupiter was originally occupied by the Hobe Indians, who gave their name to nearby Hobe Sound.

Jupiter Lighthouse

Jupiter was incorporated in 1925 when South Florida was booming, and developers had big plans for the area. It was also the time of prohibition, and Miami was a thirsty, partying neighbor. Jupiter’s early commercial success was as a transportation hub for bootleggers! Illegal booze was brought into Hobe Sound from the Bahamas, trucked to the Dixie Highway and transported south. The trade came to an untimely end when a hurricane in 1928 damaged many of the existing structures, followed by the Great Depression.

Jupiter remained a small South Florida town until the late 1980s, when the population suddenly crept up from just over 3,000 to 25,000. It is now a smart coastal town of around 55,000 people, with considerable modern development which has been carefully managed. It has retained its sense of community and small-town friendliness. There’s always something happening at the Events Plaza from arts and crafts fairs to food festivals, live music, fund raisers and holiday celebrations.

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Admirals Cove

Homes in Jupiter range from low-rise condos overlooking the beach to townhouses and family homes on urban communities such as Botanica. The town is served by two highly regarded high schools: Jupiter Community High School and nearby William T. Dwyer High School. It is also home to the Florida Atlantic University campus.

Local employment opportunities are centered upon the Life Sciences Industry, with Scripps Research Institute, the Max Planck Florida Institute and a Biotechnology Program run by Palm Beach State College all providing jobs in the industry.

Recreational Opportunities in Jupiter FL

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Jupiter’s Pristine Beaches

Those with a work hard, play hard philosophy will appreciate Jupiter’s excellent recreational opportunities. As well as the long sandy beach for swimming, boating, fishing and watersports, the 2½ mile long Riverwalk provides a recreational corridor along the eastern shore of the Intracoastal Waterway. It is perfect for scenic walks, cycling and jogging with excellent wildlife and birdwatching from the Jupiter Ridge Natural Area where manatees, stingrays, ospreys and the occasional bald eagle can be seen. The Burt Reynolds Park and River Center also has interactive displays and exhibits describing the Loxahatchee River system from cypress swamp to marine estuary.

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Jupiter Yacht Club Marina

Jupiter Yacht Club is ideal for keen sailors and the marina has restaurants, shops and a diving charter business. Jupiter’s fine winter climate attracts the Miami Marlins and the St Louis Cardinals to its spring training ground and the Roger Dean Stadium Complex is used by the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals.

Jupiter’s iconic landmark is its 1860 lighthouse. Managed by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, you can climb the historic structure and enjoy stunning coastal views.  The old Naval Housing Building onsite has a local museum, or take a tour of nearby Tindall House, another interesting piece of Jupiter’s history, along with the DuBois Pioneer Home which dates back to 1898. Located on DuBois Road, visitors and new residents interested in discovering local history will enjoy tours of the house led by members of the Historical Society.

 Dubois Park Sunset

Dubois Park

Are you a sportsman at heart? Jupiter has you covered there as well. Aside from having numerous athletes living in the community (Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Michael Jordan, Greg Norman, and many more), Jupiter has many avenues for you to release your inner athlete. Top ranked golf courses and tennis courts are abundant. What better way to spend each spring than by taking in the spring training action of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, each of which work out and play games at the nearby Roger Dean Stadium. If football is more your passion, then Sun Life Stadium where the Miami Dolphins play is just a short drive away. And of course, the area fishing and boating are second to none.

Combining all the benefits of small town life & community with all the advantages of the big city, Jupiter is an ideal place to call home.

 


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