The three Florida villages of Jupiter, Tequesta, and Juno Beach combine rich history, culture, and natural beauty to provide a retirement community with an unsurpassed quality of life. Retirees who enjoy communities with a small town feel and the benefits of a growing area will find these Northern Palm Beach County villages appealing. There are more than 100 miles of unspoiled beaches along the ocean, rivers, and the intracoastal waterway. Florida Atlantic University's MacArthur Campus is a valuable addition to Jupiter. The population is about 50,000 and growing rapidly.
Located just to the north of Palm Beach, Jupiter represents an alternative to living in the big city or in a very affluent community. This diverse city is warm in the winter and has a rich array of choices for retirement living, including some extremely upscale golf and boating developments. Photo of Jupiter lighthouse is courtesy of Wikipedia and Stephen Ewen.
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Active adults who live in Jupiter Beach find it is possible to live near the water – either the beach or the intracoastal. There are many apartment buildings that offer carefree living and varying degrees of amenities. Or they can choose to live in one of the many gated communities in the town or surrounding area (see link to Active Communities at right). Abacoa is a very large and quite interesting master planned community in town. The median home value in Jupiter was $370,300 in late 2019, according to Zillow, which calls it a "Hot Market" at this time.
What is special about Jupiter
• Beautiful white sandy beaches • Living on the beach near some of America’s most vibrant cities • Warm weather all winter – average Jan temperature is in the high-60’s • Many housing opportunities for retirees, including high rise apartments near the beach and gated communities • Art Fest by the Sea (annual art show) • Roger Dean Stadium – spring training home of both the Florida Marlins
What is not special about Jupiter
Crowds in season; Over Development is always a risk; Hurricane season; Jupiter Beach is not for those looking for big town
Who will like retirement in Jupiter
Jupiter attracts a diverse community of retirees who want to live in an understated, smaller scale community. Town of Jupiter web site
Local economy is driven by
Tourism, retail, services, and real estate are important to the economy
Climate and Physical Environment
Jupiter is on the southeast coast of Florida, about 5 miles north of Palm Beach. It is flat with the Atlantic Ocean on the East with business and real estate development to the west. The wild and scenic Loxahatchee River runs through the area. Jupiter enjoys the warm winters of southern Florida.
Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Jupiter and its sister communities are famous more for their orientation towards nature more than formal culture. For example, nature tours along the Loxahatchee River, one of the few federally designated "wild and scenic" rivers in the country, is a strong attraction. The Marinelife Center of Juno Beach helps educate about the endangered sea turtles that nest on Juno's beaches. For example, on a turtle watch, the Center permits the ability to observe the sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs in the sand. The Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum is a collection of hundreds of artifacts.
Crime is well below the national average.
• Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is 4 miles away. • Jupiter Medical Center Inc is 6 miles; Jupiter, Fl) • Columbia Hospital is 9 miles away
Palm Beach International Airport is just 15 miles away.
Jupiter is blessed with Amtrak passenger service with a station in nearby West Palm Beach. Tri-Rail provides commuter service from Palm Beach County, through Broward County/Jupiter, and into Miami-Dade County.
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