Located in the northern region of Palm Beach County, Jupiter is a seaside town that prides itself on being family-friendly, embracing an active lifestyle, and maintaining a coastal charm. The iconic Jupiter Lighthouse, constructed in 1853, shines as the unofficial emblem for the town and historic landmarks such as the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, the Dubois Pioneer Home, and Sawfish Bay Park serve as a reminder for the region’s storied past, which dates back to ancient Indians, Spanish exploration and the Seminole Indian Wars.
Today, Jupiter is home to approximately 64,000 residents. Unlike other parts of Palm Beach County, the majority of Jupiter residents are not seasonal; rather, they enjoy the town’s amenities and attractions year round. The genuine affection for Jupiter among locals generates a sense of pride and community camaraderie. A relatively small town, people know each other and take care of each other.
One community in particular that has a reputation for being family friendly is Abacoa. This live-work development is comprised of 16 subdivision, a downtown shopping area, recreational fields, parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, bike trails, and much more. Downtown Abacoa features several boutiques, businesses, restaurants, and pubs. Anchored by Roger Dean Baseball Stadium, home of the Jupiter Hammerheads, Abacoa Town Center routinely hosts events, concerts, fairs, and festivities for all to enjoy. Adjacent to Abacoa, the new development of Alton is a similar urban-suburban concept and features smart homes with a modern design.
Families in these communities and others across Jupiter are pleased to send their children to a top tier public school system, which includes A-rated schools like Lighthouse Elementary, Beacon Cove Intermediate, Independence Middle, and Jupiter High School. The area also has several the private school options including Jupiter Christian School, Turtle River Montessori, and All Saints Catholic School.
For those seeking waterfront properties, Jupiter communities such as Jupiter Inlet Colony, Jupiter Island, and Ocean Walk offer oceanfront views or direct ocean access, while communities such as Sawfish Bay Colony, Admiral’s Cove, and Yacht Club Estates are situated along the Intracoastal Waterway. Riverfront communities like Loxahatchee River Estates, Pennock Point, and Pennock Landing boast views of the Loxahatchee River, a federally designated Wild & Scenic River that flows into the Intracoastal Waterway.
Apart from the saltwater sports, Jupiter is well known for its championship golf clubs. Posh and private clubs like the Jupiter Hills, Jupiter Country Club, Trump National, and the Loxahatchee Club offer members a resort-style retreat with ample amenities.
Many PGA Tour players prefer the quiet and purist play at the Bear’s Club or Dye Preserve. Golfers not associated with a club, enjoy the rolling terrain at Abacoa Golf Club, a public facility. For those who cannot decide between water or golf, communities such as Admiral’s Cove and Jonathan’s Landing, both of which are located along the Intracoastal Waterway, gift residents with the dual lifestyles.
Originally an agricultural farmland, Jupiter has two communities that encompass expansive acreage and private properties: Jupiter Farms and Ranch Colony. Residents in Jupiter Farms are not governed by a Homeowners’ Association, and they have the flexibility to build custom houses, cultivate gardens, and maintain their own property. By contrast, residents in Ranch Colony appreciate the manned guard gate, landscaped entrances, and HOA activities. Both communities are well-known for their equestrian facilities, riding rings, and hoof-friendly trails.
Characterized by its variety of neighborhoods, waterfront properties, pristine beaches, local restaurants and shops, and vibrant nightlife, Jupiter is an eclectic town with an affable personality.