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Riverfront Living at its Best
Located just north of West Palm Beach, Tequesta is a beautiful village situated in a prime area of the Loxahatchee River. Though small in size compared to some of its neighbors (it’s only a little over 2 square miles in size, of which half a square mile is covered by water), it’s an increasingly popular home for people (including celebrities) looking to get away from big city life. Riverfront homes are hugely popular in the vicinity, which is why a large number of the5,763 residents vie for such properties.
History of Tequesta
It was in 1955 that Charles Martyn was first asked about the piece of land that came to be known as Tequesta. It was only after Martyn actually toured the place he had described as a “jungle” that he realized its beauty. Though his primary interest lay in developing the Jupiter Inlet Colony, Martyn dug around in Tequesta, unearthing valuable Native American artifacts. It was there that he discovered that the Indian tribe of Tequesta had fought there and ultimately named the place after them. Originally known as the Tequesta Country Club, it is now known as the village of Tequesta.
You shouldn’t have a hard time finding a house you like in Tequesta. Check the local listings and you will see a vast variety of houses up for sale or rent. You get everything from 4 and 5-bedroom villas to 2-bedroom condos. However, one thing you should know is that the houses in Tequesta stand out since they are lined with palm trees. In fact, you will see palm trees near almost every house in the village. In addition to adding to the visual appeal of the homes, the palms complement the ample greenery you see around. Tequesta Activities
There is much to see and do in Tequesta. For starters, the region is known for its rich Native American history. This is why you will find a number of shops selling traditional Native American artifacts made by the descendants of the original land owners. The most exciting attraction in Tequesta is the Blowing Rocks Nature Preserve. The park has been praised for being wonderfully designed and free from clutter and crowd. It also borders the clean blue waters on the Jupiter Island beach. Another great place you may want to head out to is the Coral Cove Park. You can plan a visit to the park if you need a day out in the Florida sun.
On the other hand, if you prefer the indoors and love beer, the Tequesta Brewing Company is the place to be. You will have the time of your life there and your palate will thank you for the great beer you’ll experience there.
With so much to offer, Tequesta makes for an ideal place to call home.
Architecture in Tequesta
As with most areas in the county, the architecture of Tequesta is very modern in its designs and color schemes. It almost belies its status as a village since you can find impeccably designed condos and apartments along with vintage-style bungalows. The architecture of the village complements its overall look and feel without making the modern looking structures appear out of place.