The southernmost municipality in Martin County, Tequesta, Florida is a quiet, seaside community covering just 1.8 square miles of land. The friendly town is comprised of charming, Old-Florida style ranch homes, Mediterranean-style golf course homes, and magnificent oceanfront estates on Jupiter Island. Many of the beach homes on Jupiter Island extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway, gifting residents with the privilege walking along the white sand beach in the morning, collecting seashells in the afternoon, and fishing off a backyard dock in the evening. Owners of these luxurious compounds are able to conveniently stow their vessels on personal boat lifts from the privacy of their own home. Apart from Jupiter Island homes, other residential waterfront communities in Tequesta include Indian Hills, Old Cypress Point, Heritage Oaks, and Emerald Harbor to name a few. Some communities, such as Jupiter Hills, Turtle Creek, Riverbend Golf Club, and Tequesta Country Club showcase both waterfront and golf course view homes. Designed by hall of fame golf architect Tom Fazio, Jupiter Hills is a members-only course that hosts multiple USGA championships. Turtle Creek, which is located along the scenic Loxahatchee River, features a Joe Lee designed championship golf course. Similarly, Riverbend is also located along the Loxahatchee and boasts a Fazio designed golf course. Finally, Tequesta Country Club, also a private facility, showcases a greenbelt originally designed by Dick Lee and recently restored by Tom Fazio. These family-friendly communities truly encompass the Florida lifestyle: boating, fishing, golfing, and enjoying the outdoors.
Other Tequesta communities that are popular among families include Tequesta Pines, Anchorage Point, Cypress Ridge, and North Passage to name just a few. Parents residing in Tequesta subdivisions are pleased to send their children to top-rated schools such as Hobe Sound Elementary, Limestone Creek Elementary, Murray Middle School, and South Fork High School. Private school options in the area include the Pine School, Jupiter Christian, and Turtle River Montessori. Children in Tequesta enjoy playing and exploring at premier parks such as Riverbend Park, Tequesta Park, and Constitution Park, home of the iconic “treehouse” playground.
Perhaps what separates Tequesta most from neighboring Jupiter and growing Stuart is its desire to stay small, quiet, laid-back and unpretentious. Residents prefer local pubs and restaurants over fancy ones, and families appreciate the closeness of the community. The friendly neighborhoods, stellar schools, low crime rate, well-appointed parks, turquoise blue ocean water, and historic Native American sites are just a few hallmarks that make Tequesta a perfect place for people of all ages to call home.