Jupiter : Florida
Living a New urban/master planned Lifestyle in Jupiter, Florida
Jupiter, Florida is home to Abacoa, one of America's most ambitious new urban communities. This planned community combines Florida Atlantic University's MacArthur Campus with parks, recreation, homes, and a commercial district to offer a complete living experience. There is the Abacoa Golf Club, the Roger Dean stadium for spring training baseball games, greenways, business districts, and more than 15 different neighborhoods. Photo of Jupiter lighthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and Stephen Ewen.
Where to Live & Real Estate Values
Active adults who live in Jupiter Beach find it is possible to live near the water – either the beach or the intercoastal. 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.
Real estate prices were high in 2006 but, as in most South Florida towns, have fallen back since. Average home price in early 2012 was about $225,000 according to City-Data.
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
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.