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Jupiter, Florida is a town in the 33458, 33459, and 33469 zip codes of Palm Beach County. The town is on land originally occupied by the Hobe Indians. When the town was named, the mapmaker mistook the Spanish spelling of Hobe and it was named Jove, which later mapmakers mistranslated as Jupiter. Early settlers were from England in the 1760s. In time the settlement disappeared, and some theories say many were starved out by natives while others say they returned to their homeland. More settlers began to arrive and make their home in Jupiter. The first railroad came in the 1880s. Until then people had to rely on steamboats to get their goods and travelers over the water or take a long, difficult wagon trail to the next settlement. Jupiter now has an estimated population 63,000.
There are some amazing things to enjoy in Jupiter. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is one of the most famous historic buildings in the Palm Beaches. This red-brick lighthouse stands 105 feet tall and sits at the top of a 46-foot hill that overlooks the Jupiter Inlet. This hill is a natural formation on a sand ridge-shaped in a U, known as a parabolic dune. From the top of the lighthouse, you can see the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean and watch the boats in the Intracoastal Waterway. The Riverbed Park offers you trails to hike where the Seminole Indian War was once fought. From there you can head to the Loxahatchee River, and further on to the Jupiter Waterway Trail. Jupiter offers many parks, one of which is Carling Park, which has 3,000 feet of beach and has playgrounds, picnic areas, tennis courts and volleyball courts. For both swimming adventure plus a step into history, the DuBois Park is a historical swimming beach. Whether you’re enjoying the many outdoor adventures or taking in the concerts, Broadway shows, dining, and community events, Jupiter is a great place. Baseball fans can enjoy seeing the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium for their spring training.
Jupiter real estate varies in its 80 some neighborhoods. From Tuscany style estates to ranch style single-family homes and beachfront condominiums the choices are many. With good schools, great community events and amazing outdoor adventures available, this community has a family friendly and relaxed feel. There are plenty of local opportunities for shopping, great restaurants and of course, the beaches. Compared to the amenities of nearby cities, this is a must-see destination for homebuyers searching in the West Palm Beach area. If you would like more information on homes for sale in Jupiter, Florida, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.