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About Jupiter Real Estate For Sale
Jupiter is located in Palm Beach County, east of I-95, directly on the Intracoastal Waterway and right off the Atlantic Ocean. It's this close proximity to the water that makes Jupiter real estate for sale so appealing to so many of today's home buyers. In addition, the distance from the Palm Beach and Jupiter area to Miami International Airport is only about 2 hours while the distance from Jupiter to the Palm Beach International Airport just 20 minutes, so investing in vacation or seasonal Jupiter real estate for sale is certainly attractive for out-of-town buyers looking for the right Florida vacation spot.. The town of Jupiter is most definitely well known for its pristine beaches and friendly population, however, the fabulous ocean and waterfront Jupiter, FL real estate for sale is truly what makes this south Florida location special.
In recent times, the town of Jupiter has experienced steady growth, rising from about 39,000 residents in 2000 to about 50,000 in 2006. The town has also attracted many famous residents over the years, including several professional golfers.
Transportation in Jupiter, FL
Palm Beach International Airport was voted third best in the U.S. and sixth best in the world by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine -- March 2003 issue.
Tri-Rail is south Florida’s premier commuter railroad from Palm Beach to Miami. It runs seven days a week in air-conditioned luxury! There is talk of the Tri-Rail coming up to Jupiter in the near future.
Jupiter's Brief History
According to its history, Jupiter got its name by accident. The area was originally named for the Hobe Indians, who lived in the area. A mapmaker misunderstood the name for a Spanish word, and ended up recording the name Jove. Later, other mapmakers interpreted the name as the Latin translation for the Roman god Jupiter and the name stuck. This areas Indian culture dates back some 2500 years. Spanish explorers visited our shores in the 1500s, followed by the English in the 1700s. Jupiter may have been the oldest English settlement in Florida. There are some artifacts that were found at an archeological dig that show this possibility. Jupiter, formerly known as Jupiter Beach, was the first town settlement in Palm Beach County. A small group of citizens formed and incorporated the town of Jupiter in 1925. Many pioneer families continue to reside here.
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is the oldest existing structure in Palm Beach County. This lighthouse was first lit on July 10, 1860, and completely restored in 1999. The lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The population is now approximately 44,087. Jupiter is 22.59 square miles.
Education in Jupiter, FL
The town of Jupiter is served by the School District of Palm Beach County, including the award-winning Jupiter Community High School and William T. Dwyer High School.
There are also several higher education facilities located in and near the town, including Florida Atlantic University’s MacArthur Campus as well as Harriett Wilkes Honors College, both of which are within the town’s borders. The Scripps Research Institute also recently opened a satellite campus near Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter campus.
This standard applies to Juno Beach and Tequesta as well, as they are all in the same school district.
The Palm Beach School District has a very direct but simple and clear mission statement:
- Educational Excellence
- Equitable outcomes for all groups of students
- Promotion of diversity as a social strength
- Lifelong learning
- Ethical foundations of behavior
The Goals of the School Board are to:
- Increase literacy in reading, writing, and mathematics, for all students, including students in Exceptional Student Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages, with an emphasis on grades K-3.
- Improve achievement at critically low performing schools and among students in Quartile One district wide.
- Provide safe and nurturing school environments that are free of drugs, alcohol, firearms and harassment, and where standards of appropriate and ethical behavior are upheld.
- Implement a challenging curriculum, including methods for individualized and group instruction, that supports the Board's mission and goals.
- Provide continuous staff development that supports the Board's mission and goals.
- Institutionalize and correct, as needed, financial and management practices that are sound and accountable.
- Increase involvement by parents, business and other community interests through partnerships designed to achieve both management and academic improvement and accountability.
- Provide experiences that prepare students for productive citizenship.
Things to Do and See in Jupiter Florida
There are plenty of beautiful sights to see in Jupiter year round. One of the most notable landmarks is the Jupiter Lighthouse, which was completed in 1860. This historical lighthouse often serves as a symbol for the Florida beach town.
Does your family have a passion for major league sports? Jupiter is also home to the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals spring training. Palm Beach International Raceway, which hosts the ARCA Remax Series Event as well as other sporting events, is also located in Jupiter.
For those in your family who enjoy the arts, the town of Jupiter also boasts the Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum as well as the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film Theatre.
Again what applies to Jupiter also applies to Juno Beach and Tequesta. The over 100 miles of waterfront, some of the most pristine beaches in the world, the average year round temperature of 75 degrees, a solid business climate, excellent restaurants, cultural events, parks, and marinas make this area a unique place to live and work or retire.
Investing in Jupiter Real Estate For Sale
Jupiter, Florida is truly a one of a kind place to live. With its sunny personality, friendly population and array of recreational opportunities, it’s no wonder so many people choose to call it home.
If you’re in the market for Jupiter real estate for sale or a Jupiter Florida home for sale, contact me, Tracy Plauche. As your Jupiter real estate expert, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about living in this peaceful beach town. I also recommend you check out available listings in other Palm Beach area communities, including Tequesta and Juno Beach.