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Do you enjoy long walks on the beach? Juno Beach is a predominately residential seaside community who’s vision is to have neighbors join together to share an exceptional quality of life. The Town of Juno Beach is a partnership of residents, businesses and Town staff creating a hometown atmosphere that emphasizes community involvement, cultural activities and natural beauty. Fine oceanfront estates and condominiums provide an ideal setting for a vacation or permanent residence. With Juno Beach, activities range from sunbathing, swimming and fishing to walking, jogging and bicycling.
The Town of Juno Beach was incorporated in 1953 and is located approximately 14 miles north of West Palm Beach, which is the county seat of Palm Beach County. The Town encompasses an area of 2.65 square miles. This special and unique Town is an island with the Intracoastal Waterway to the West, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Jupiter Inlet to the north and Palm Beach Inlet to the south. Offshore lies Spanish wrecks dating back to the 1500’s. The barrier island was created by the cutting of the Intracoastal Waterway. The waterway was dredged along the watershed of Old Lake Worth Creek and cut through Lake Worth in 1898. Ocean and Intracoastal provide a part of the attraction of the Town of Juno Beach.
The Town has operated under the Council-Manager form of government since 1985. Policymaking and legislative authority are vested in a five member Town Council. The Council is elected on a non-partisan basis. Council members serve three-year staggered terms. The Council members are elected at large and every year they select a mayor, vice mayor and vice mayor pro tem. The Town Council is responsible, among other things, for passing ordinances, adopting the budget, appointing committees, and hiring both the Town Manager and Town Attorney. The Town Manager is responsible for carrying out policies and ordinances of the Town Council, for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government, and for appointing the heads of the various departments.
The Town provides general municipal services such as police, planning and zoning, building, code enforcement, public works, stormwater utilities and cultural events. Fire services are provided by Palm Beach County. Utility services, such as water and wastewater are provided by neighboring jurisdictions/agencies (Town of Jupiter, Loxahatchee River District, Seacoast Utility Authority).
The Town has many special features that contribute to this wonderful place to live, recreate and visit. Some of the following special features of Juno Beach are the beach, Juno Beach Pier, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, environmentally sensitive lands and Town Center.
Why Juno Beach? Many benefits of being located within the Town of Juno Beach cannot be quantified by a dollar value, but they offer a higher quality of life that can be interpreted as priceless. Some of the benefits to calling the Town of Juno Beach your corporate headquarters (like Florida Power & Light and Tire Kingdom do) or home (like many yearlong and seasonal residents do) are stronger local government voice and superior police protection.Town of Juno Beach Population as of 2016 = 3,564 340 Ocean Drive Juno Beach, FL 33408 www.juno-beach.fl.us