Jupiter Real Estate
The Town of Jupiter is one of the largest cities in Palm Beach County and the northernmost suburb of Miami. With a population of over 55,000, several distinct shopping areas, 4 local baseball teams, and multiple country clubs, Jupiter is known for combining big city benefits with small town appeal. That combination is one the biggest reasons Coastal Living magazine named Jupiter as one of the 15 happiest seaside towns in America in 2012.
The city boasts a long and rich history that fuels its modern appeal. The area was first discovered by explorer Ponce de Leon, was the area of many critical battles in various wars, and got its name by accident when mapmakers misspelled Hobe, the name of a local Native American tribe, as Jove, which was later anglicized as Jupiter. With the name of the Roman equivalent of Zeus and its prime location on the Atlantic Ocean, the town of Jupiter enjoys year-round sunshine, cool ocean breezes, gorgeous warm weather, and beautiful tropical vegetation.
As a large town, Jupiter offers residents unparalleled shopping and cultural opportunities, high levels of convenience, and plenty of attractions and recreational activities, including golfing, sports, boating, and more. At the same time, residents enjoy the small town feel thanks to several city parks and natural preserve areas, private communities, a general easygoing, low-key attitude, and the ocean on the horizon. The combination of big city benefits and small town appeal makes Jupiter is a fantastic place to live.
Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Loxahatchee River Bend Park and parts of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Jupiter boasts some of the finest natural beauty and wilderness access in the area. The city maintains 18 parks and playgrounds, 5 of which are on the water of the ocean and rivers of the Intracoastal Waterway. And with plenty of water and long stretches of white sandy beaches to play on, there’s no shortage of fun in the sun in Jupiter.
Another major attraction of the city is the Roger Dean Stadium, home to 2 major league baseball teams, the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals, both winners of the World Series pennant. The stadium is also the only stadium in the country that hosts 4 minor league baseball teams: the Jupiter Hammerheads, the Palm Beach Cardinals, the Gulf Coast Marlins, and the Gulf Coast Cardinals. If you love this classic American sport, Jupiter is the perfect place to be for summer games and spring and fall training.
Jupiter also boasts some of the best shopping in Palm Beach County at Abacoa Town Center. The Abacoa community of Jupiter is designed to reflect the way most people balance work and play, where businesses and entertainment are walking or biking distance from the community’s residential area. That design gives Abacoa Town Center a small town feel and old-fashioned Main Street charm. Abacoa Town Center offers lots of shopping and entertainment opportunities, including specialty shops and boutiques, a variety of casual and fine dining options, an outdoor amphitheater with live music, community events, and more.
Finally, the town’s most recognized landmark, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, is a big attraction all on its own. Built in the 1800s and still standing after several hurricanes and tropical storms, the lighthouse has been a designated historic place since 1973. In 2008, Congress designated the 120 acres surrounding the lighthouse as an Outstanding Natural Area, one of only 3 in the country, to preserve its unique natural beauty and habitats. The lighthouse and museum offer tours, exhibits, lectures, and other services, and can be used for weddings and other special events.
Jupiter Country Clubs
Jupiter offers several professional golf clubs and communities to give residents plenty of golfing, boating, and luxury amenities. The city’s public golf clubs are the Abacoa Golf Club and the Golf Club of Jupiter, which offer pro shops, putting greens, driving ranges, lessons, 18-hole courses, and more.
The town of Jupiter also boasts private gated golf communities, giving residents unparalleled course, lake, and ocean views and the world-class amenities of a private community. The two biggest golf communities in Jupiter are Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club, which offers membership to non-residents, and the Loxahatchee Club, an upscale luxury community and golf course which is available only to its residents.
Other country clubs and gated communities include:
Jupiter Waterfront Real Estate
Between the Atlantic Ocean, the Loxahatchee River, and the many cultivated rivers and lakes of the Intracoastal Waterway and private golf communities, Jupiter has plenty of waterfront property to spare. Whether you’re looking for a gated community with championship golf courses or a boat dock in your backyard, Jupiter has it all and Florida Realty can help.