NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY
People tend to think of the area north of the Jupiter Inlet as being on the Treasure Coast while the area to the south is commonly referred to as the Gold Coast. In terms of trading areas, county lines tend to be invisible when people go about their daily business. People travel back and forth among the counties of the Treasure Coast to jobs, schools, hospitals, shopping centers, restaurants, cultural and sports events.
Because of its many assets, Northern Palm Beach County is one of the fastest growing areas of Palm Beach County. Prospective residents and visitors alike are drawn to its many waterways and ocean inlets, plentiful golf courses, beaches and parks. It has good schools and first-class health care facilities. Shopping is excellent due in part to major regional malls such as The Gardens of the Palm Beaches and Oakbrook Square which are within an easy drive.
For cultural opportunities, the area excels and includes art centers, galleries and theatres. Visitors looking for the good life find reasons to look for a new home. It’s an appealing area in which to live and work, retire or vacation.
Not only is Jupiter the oldest but also it may be the most well-known city on the Treasure Coast due, in part, to the abundance of waterways and parks in the town. Jupiter is destined to attract even more attention with Abacoa, a 2,055-acre project near Donald Ross Road, and Military Trail that includes a Florida Atlantic University campus, a professional baseball stadium, 6,000 homes and 15,000 residents by the year 2015.
Jupiter has long been a vacation or a second home destination for people. When vast acres of former MacArthur Foundation land were developed in the 1980, the golf and yacht club communities of Admirals Cove, Jonathan’s Landing and Frenchman’s Creek emerged, attracting residents in search of an upscale lifestyle. Also, having discovered an ideal place to raise children, more young families began to move into Jupiter.
One of the most desirable areas of the entire east coast is the area directly north of the Jupiter Inlet, between the Intracoastal waterway, and the Atlantic Ocean. The southern end is made up of single family homes, and is known as Jupiter Inlet Colony. Continuing north are the condos of Jupiter Island, offering privacy, and breathtaking views of the blue Atlantic. On to the north, are the luxury estates of the rich, but maybe not so famous, and very low key. Some estates are both Intracoastal AND oceanfront...the best of both waters!
Need a little more elbow room? How about the rural setting of Jupiter Farms. Lot sizes start at 1.25 acres and can go up to 50+ acre ranches. Jupiter Farms is a growing family area, with homes in the Country Ranch, Mediteranian, or Chalet style. Bring your boat, R.V. and horses because there is plenty of room for all!
From the serenity of the river to the vast expanse of the ocean, Tequesta has miles of waterfront properties to tempt people in search of a pleasant environment.
The natural beauty claims the attention of its residents and visitors who stay for a good part of the year. So do the many cultural opportunities. The Lighthouse Gallery and School of Art, for example, offers a range of activities, including art exhibitions, classes and a performing arts series for young and old alike.
The town’s quiet nature represents quite a contrast to its early history when Juno Beach was the Dade County seat and a railroad line ran through town. With the annexation of the prestigious Seminole Golf Club on its southern boundary, the 700-acre town has increased its land area by 149 acres. Further annexations may be in its future.
The location of Juno Beach between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway makes it ideal for a vacation or retirement retreat as well as a permanent home. Its proximity to U.S. 1 gives residents easy access to nearby amenities. County parks and beaches offer excellent recreational opportunities from tennis to a walk on the beach. Plentiful opportunities exist for golfers and fishermen.
In contrast to the more populated and commercial center it has become, North Palm Beach in the beginning was a winter getaway for wealthy executives and entrepreneurs. Founded by the late John D. MacArthur who had considerable land holdings in northern Palm Beach County, the area also became the location of Lost Tree Village, an upscale residential development between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. The village’s special appeal is to people in search of a pleasant way of life close to the waterways and not too far from a golf course.
Nearly equal in size to West Palm Beach due in part to considerable annexation in the last five years, Palm Beach Gardens occupies 54 square miles and has 30,046 residents. By 2010, its population is expected to be 82,000, according to the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research.
Also founded by John D. MacArthur, the city has been the headquarters for the Professional Golfers Association for over 25 years. It is also the location of PGA National, the sizable residential-commercial-resort development.