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Jupiter

The town of Jupiter, which protrudes further into the Atlantic Ocean than any other point in Florida, is rich in history, with earliest known records of the Jupiter Inlet dating back to 1565. Today Jupiter is home to over 55,000 residents, but hasn’t lost its small town flair. Life in Jupiter is easygoing and low-key, and yet there's access to plenty of luxury amenities, whether you're a visitor or a resident. Jupiter remains famous for its beautiful beaches (including a stretch that is dog-friendly), the Loxahatchee River, and Intracoastal Waterway. Jupiter has miles and miles of amazing beaches that run north of the Inlet along Jupiter Island and south to Juno Beach. Jupiter beaches are also pet friendly and lined with numerous public parks and easy parking. In addition to the white sandy beaches, Jupiter is renowned for some of the best fishing in South Florida, its many parks and wildlife preserves as well as some of the areas best golf courses. There is no shortage of shopping or fine dining in Jupiter, with The Gardens Mall only minutes away, and a selection of over 100 restaurants, offering everything from casual waterfront seafood to upscale French cuisine. Jupiter is also home to the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals spring training camps, the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals. Jupiter offers a wide variety of single family homes, condos and townhomes. Real estate is priced higher than most areas. Upscale country club communities such as The Bears Club, Admirals Cove or Jonathan’s Landing offer championship golf courses, the finest luxury homes and extensive recreational facilities and country club living. Those looking for waterfront property will enjoy the selection of oceanfront condos overlooking the Atlantic, Jupiter Yacht Club condos overlooking the Intracoastal or the selection of Jupiter waterfront homes along the Loxahatchee and Intracoastal Waterway.

Jupiter History

Jupiter is rich in history with its earliest known records dating back to 1565. The area where the town now sits was originally named for the Hobe Indian tribe which lived at the mouth of the Loxahatchee River, and whose name is also preserved in the name of nearby Hobe Sound. A mapmaker misunderstood the Spanish spelling "Jobe" of the Indian name "Hobe" and recorded it as "Jove". Subsequent mapmakers further misunderstood this to be the Latin translation of the god Jupiter, and they anglicized the name from Jove to "Jupiter". The Roman god Jupiter (or Zeus in the Greek mythology) is the chief Roman god, husband of Juno, and god of light, of the sky and weather, and of the state and its welfare and its laws. It inspired a neighboring town to name itself "Juno Beach". The most notable landmark is the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, completed in 1860. The Lighthouse stands 105 feet tall atop a 46 ft. hill on the north shore of the Jupiter Inlet. The land that is now Lighthouse Park was once a part of Fort Jupiter, a military installation that was formed during the Seminole Indian Wars. Across the inlet, myriad restaurants and marinas offer today’s residents a place to gaze upon this historic location.

 

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