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Tequesta

Tequesta
Living in Tequesta

Positioned along Highway 1 in northern Palm Beach County, the village of Tequesta is a close-knit waterfront community. Mature oak trees line meandering streets, where residents enjoy a laid-back pace of life. Open waterways encourage outdoor recreation, with many residents taking to the Loxahatchee River or the Intracoastal Waterway to indulge in paddleboarding, jet-skiing or fishing. Coral Cove Park includes beach access with playground and picnic areas, while Tequesta Park provides more than 45 acres of sports fields and trails. The town's art scene thrives in cultural centers like the Lighthouse Art Center and Village Art Studios, and its town squares bustle with specialty shops and quirky cafes

Tequesta real estate


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With a desirable mix of quiet residential cul-de-sacs and breathtaking oceanfront homes, Tequesta appeals to a broad blend of residents. Waterfront properties skirt along the village’s numerous waterways, including the Loxahatchee and Indian rivers. Secure condominiums come equipped with all of the latest amenities. One particularly in-demand community is The Passages at Jupiter Island, which provides two- or three-bedroom floor plans. Residents of Passages condominiums benefit from direct ocean access, manned security, a clubhouse and sweeping ocean views.

Many Tequesta homes for sale are part of scenic golf course communities like Tequesta Country Club and Turtle Creek Golf Club. Townhouses and condos include shared spaces like manicured parks, playgrounds, tennis courts and swimming pools.

Tequesta history


A large amount of fishing boats and yachts docked in Tequesta” style=


Prior to the 1950s, just a handful of homes existed along Seabrook Road, County Line Road and Riverside Drive. In 1955, Charles Prynne Martyn purchased 350 acres of land around the Loxahatchee River. He planned 600 home sites, and named this new development the Tequesta Country Club. Incorporated in 1957, the town of Tequesta was originally based around this new country club. It became sister cities with neighboring Jupiter that same year.

The Dick Wilson-designed golf course opened shortly after, hosting the CBS Sports Spectacular in 1960. This drew national attention to Tequesta, which experienced a boom in construction as big industries like RCA and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft came to the region. What started as one man’s vision became the thriving village that Tequesta is today.

Tequesta restaurants


A beautiful park in Tequesta” style=


Some of Tequesta’s finest dining is in the Tequesta Shoppes development. This includes the Crafty Crust Pizza, which dishes up thin-crust Brooklyn-style pies cooked to crispy perfection in the restaurant’s brick oven. Toppings include the standard pepperoni and olives, along with broccoli rabe, ricotta or Italian sausage. Another Italian hot spot is EATaliano Panini and Gelato Bar, where owner Maria Giulino makes everything from scratch, including marinara sauce and pastries. Paninis are stacked high with soppressata salami, mortadella, roasted peppers, fresh basil and imported cheeses.  

On the other side of Waterway Road from the Shoppes, you’ll find Hog Snappers Shack and Sushi, with its Caribbean artwork and reggae music. The menu focuses on freshly caught seafood like the signature hog snapper, along with paella, sushi and chocolate lava cake.

Tequesta shopping


People paddle boarding down the canal in Tequesta” style=


Tequesta Shoppes is a modern, open-air development nestled between Highway 1 and the Indian River. It’s anchored by big-box retailers like Marshalls and HomeGoods, and includes handy services like hair salons and a printing center. Nearby is The Dress Collection, which sells sequin-bedecked prom and wedding gowns in an airy boutique setting. High-end brand names carried in the shop include Jovani, SKY and Rina di Montella designs.

Gallery Square North sits next to the town’s Constitution Park. This upscale shopping plaza features furniture and accessories, art galleries and specialty shops in charming, brick-clad retail spaces. Fine art is a particular focus, with the Village Art Studios and Lighthouse ArtCenter based here.

Tequesta events

The Tequesta Brewing Company is South Florida’s first microbrewery; its organic specialty beers won a Silver Medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival. Residents get a taste of the latest brews at the company’s Tequesta Shoppes taproom, which also hosts a full calendar of happenings. There’s live music every Friday evening, and special events like “Bicycles and Beers” reward bike riders with a post-workout beer. For art exhibitions, the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery and School of Art highlights work from local and visiting artists. It puts on a wide range of special events, including workshops and a fall Back Alley Mural Festival that brings a splash of color to Tequesta’s walls.

Tequesta’s parks are also hubs of community activity. The Tequesta Parks and Recreation Department puts on a Food Truck Pow-Wow in Constitution Park, bringing a wealth of varied food trucks and live music to liven up select Friday nights. It also hosts occasional open-air film screenings at Movies in the Park, which draws Tequesta residents out in droves with picnic blankets and deck chairs.

Tequesta golf

Turtle Creek Club’s 150 acres of lush, sloping greens entice golf enthusiasts from throughout the region. The course’s five sets of tees and recent modernization enhance the golfing experience for all levels of play. After a round on the 18-hole course, retire to the clubhouse, which has a grille overlooking the ninth green. Club social events range from gin rummy games to a book club. The Tequesta Country Club is another outstanding recreation outlet for golfers. Designed by Dick Wilson, the course officially opened in 1957 and played host to golfing greats like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus over the years. The course’s elegant landscaping sits over white sugar sand, with rare banyan trees, native Florida palms and pines providing a serene backdrop.

Living in Tequesta
Positioned along Highway 1 in northern Palm Beach County, the village of Tequesta is a close-knit waterfront community. Mature oak trees line meandering streets, where residents enjoy a laid-back pace of life. Open waterways encourage outdoor recreation, with many residents taking to the Loxahatchee River or the Intracoastal Waterway to indulge in paddleboarding, jet-skiing or fishing. Coral Cove Park includes beach access with playground and picnic areas, while Tequesta Park provides more than 45 acres of sports fields and trails. The town's art scene thrives in cultural centers like the Lighthouse Art Center and Village Art Studios, and its town squares bustle with specialty shops and quirky cafes

Tequesta real estate


Waterfront residential buildings in Tequesta” style=


With a desirable mix of quiet residential cul-de-sacs and breathtaking oceanfront homes, Tequesta appeals to a broad blend of residents. Waterfront properties skirt along the village’s numerous waterways, including the Loxahatchee and Indian rivers. Secure condominiums come equipped with all of the latest amenities. One particularly in-demand community is The Passages at Jupiter Island, which provides two- or three-bedroom floor plans. Residents of Passages condominiums benefit from direct ocean access, manned security, a clubhouse and sweeping ocean views.

Many Tequesta homes for sale are part of scenic golf course communities like Tequesta Country Club and Turtle Creek Golf Club. Townhouses and condos include shared spaces like manicured parks, playgrounds, tennis courts and swimming pools.

Tequesta history


A large amount of fishing boats and yachts docked in Tequesta” style=


Prior to the 1950s, just a handful of homes existed along Seabrook Road, County Line Road and Riverside Drive. In 1955, Charles Prynne Martyn purchased 350 acres of land around the Loxahatchee River. He planned 600 home sites, and named this new development the Tequesta Country Club. Incorporated in 1957, the town of Tequesta was originally based around this new country club. It became sister cities with neighboring Jupiter that same year.

The Dick Wilson-designed golf course opened shortly after, hosting the CBS Sports Spectacular in 1960. This drew national attention to Tequesta, which experienced a boom in construction as big industries like RCA and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft came to the region. What started as one man’s vision became the thriving village that Tequesta is today.

Tequesta restaurants


A beautiful park in Tequesta” style=


Some of Tequesta’s finest dining is in the Tequesta Shoppes development. This includes the Crafty Crust Pizza, which dishes up thin-crust Brooklyn-style pies cooked to crispy perfection in the restaurant’s brick oven. Toppings include the standard pepperoni and olives, along with broccoli rabe, ricotta or Italian sausage. Another Italian hot spot is EATaliano Panini and Gelato Bar, where owner Maria Giulino makes everything from scratch, including marinara sauce and pastries. Paninis are stacked high with soppressata salami, mortadella, roasted peppers, fresh basil and imported cheeses.  

On the other side of Waterway Road from the Shoppes, you’ll find Hog Snappers Shack and Sushi, with its Caribbean artwork and reggae music. The menu focuses on freshly caught seafood like the signature hog snapper, along with paella, sushi and chocolate lava cake.

Tequesta shopping


People paddle boarding down the canal in Tequesta” style=


Tequesta Shoppes is a modern, open-air development nestled between Highway 1 and the Indian River. It’s anchored by big-box retailers like Marshalls and HomeGoods, and includes handy services like hair salons and a printing center. Nearby is The Dress Collection, which sells sequin-bedecked prom and wedding gowns in an airy boutique setting. High-end brand names carried in the shop include Jovani, SKY and Rina di Montella designs.

Gallery Square North sits next to the town’s Constitution Park. This upscale shopping plaza features furniture and accessories, art galleries and specialty shops in charming, brick-clad retail spaces. Fine art is a particular focus, with the Village Art Studios and Lighthouse ArtCenter based here.

Tequesta events

The Tequesta Brewing Company is South Florida’s first microbrewery; its organic specialty beers won a Silver Medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival. Residents get a taste of the latest brews at the company’s Tequesta Shoppes taproom, which also hosts a full calendar of happenings. There’s live music every Friday evening, and special events like “Bicycles and Beers” reward bike riders with a post-workout beer. For art exhibitions, the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery and School of Art highlights work from local and visiting artists. It puts on a wide range of special events, including workshops and a fall Back Alley Mural Festival that brings a splash of color to Tequesta’s walls.

Tequesta’s parks are also hubs of community activity. The Tequesta Parks and Recreation Department puts on a Food Truck Pow-Wow in Constitution Park, bringing a wealth of varied food trucks and live music to liven up select Friday nights. It also hosts occasional open-air film screenings at Movies in the Park, which draws Tequesta residents out in droves with picnic blankets and deck chairs.

Tequesta golf

Turtle Creek Club’s 150 acres of lush, sloping greens entice golf enthusiasts from throughout the region. The course’s five sets of tees and recent modernization enhance the golfing experience for all levels of play. After a round on the 18-hole course, retire to the clubhouse, which has a grille overlooking the ninth green. Club social events range from gin rummy games to a book club. The Tequesta Country Club is another outstanding recreation outlet for golfers. Designed by Dick Wilson, the course officially opened in 1957 and played host to golfing greats like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus over the years. The course’s elegant landscaping sits over white sugar sand, with rare banyan trees, native Florida palms and pines providing a serene backdrop.

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