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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Abacoa, Florida

Abacoa is a new and most unusual planned community in Jupiter.The design philosophy was to have smaller neighborhoods, stronger feeling of community, sense of place, and respect for the environment. It is “a new urbanist community”. It is also close to the fabulous beaches and ocean off the southern Florida coast.

 Main Street is the center of the community. That is where the festivals, shops, movies, restaurants, galleries, outdoor concerts, and ballgames take place. It is a dynamic and  vibrant host to the community's events and celebrations.

 Abacoa has a university campus – the John D. MacArthur campus of Florida Atlantic University. The Theater Green, the focal point to Abacoa Town Center, and Abacoa Town Center stage host scheduled and impromptu performances as well as a variety of town events. Roger Dean Stadium is also in the area.

Abacoa's master plan has a proper place for every type of function. There are neighborhoods, two college campuses, three public schools, a spring training stadium, a golf course, a Main Street-style Town Center, community commercial centers and a business campus.  Greenways and tracts of multifunctional open spaces for conservation purposes are interspersed. 


Where to Retire in Abacoa and Home Prices

Residents enjoy a range of different housing styles and neighborhoods from small apartments to  costing well over $1 million. One realtor showed listings available from about $99,000 (small apartments), with many homes in $400's - $600's, and townhomes in the $200's.  Zillow reported the Home Value Index in the Jupiter/ Abacoa area was $441,568 in early 2021. Locals report that real estate prices are going up and that people are very excited to be living there.

What Is Special about Abacoa

Proximity to stimulating atmosphere of 2 college campuses; Master planned community with vibrant town center and Main Street; golf courses;  Roger Dean Stadium where 2 teams have their spring training;  town squares, sidewalks and greenways; Theatre Green and Town Center Stage; 2 College campuses. People who live almost always report they love living here for all of the things going on. Every 2nd Friday there is a Food Truck invasion that brings out lots of people for picnicking downtown. Many planned events every day.

What Is Not Special about Abacoa

It tends to be expensive, although the site advertises for people “of all incomes”

Climate and Physical Environment

Abacoa is near the town of Jupiter on Florida’s east coast,  conveniently located between the Florida Turnpike and I 95.  The average January temp is in the mid 60s and the average July is in the low 80s. Summers are wet and have the possibility of a hurricane.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

It seems like there is no end to the events going on in Abacoa. Most of these take place at the Theatre Green and Town Center Stage. For example there is creative writers group, fitness groups and yoga, and much more. There are also 2 college campuses at Abacoa.  The Daily Event Calendar is full of interesting things to do. The 2nd Friday of every month brings in a bevy of the best food trucks for picnicing downtown. Meanwhile the downtown area is loaded with restaurants and bars of all types.


Crime rate is slightly more than half the national rate in Jupiter, and probably less within Abacoa.

Medical Facilities

Nearby Jupiter and Palm Beach have extensive medical facilities.


There is a public trolley that operates on the weekends

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