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Get to know Jupiter

Jupiter’s symbol is the 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, and the entire town seems to be a beacon to those looking for the perfect Florida home. The municipality wraps itself around Jupiter Inlet, bringing the oceangoing lifestyle from the beaches (bounteous and beautiful) into a series of islands, canals, and lakes, giving the entire city a seaside ethos. There are ample parks and trails, opportunities for all sorts of water sports, and a baseball stadium for spring training games. The town is home to yacht clubs, racquet clubs, and perhaps more golf clubs than is strictly necessary, but they all contribute to the well-heeled feel of one of Florida’s most iconic communities.

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Jupiter History & Culture

Jupiter was sparsely-populated through the turn of the last century, claiming less than 150 residents in 1900. Postal workers in those days often carried mail barefoot along the beach, and local children took a school boat—not a bus—to class. The area's logging and farming economy has long since transitioned to more recreational exploits, and today the many calm harbors and inlets in town can be found bustling with yachters and sport fishing enthusiasts alike. The Loxahatchee River, which snakes northwest through Tequesta, is one of only two rivers in Florida to be part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.