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City population: 63,814
Jupiter, Florida is located in the northeast corner of Palm Beach County, between Miami and Orlando. A coastal community that celebrates its history, heritage, and community, Jupiter’s quality of life is achieved by balancing “small-town feel” with careful growth. Jupiter’s beautiful beaches, breathtaking inlet, abundant natural areas, and active waterways offer a unique experience for visitors and superb quality of life for residents.
Florida is certainly known for its beaches and waterways, and Jupiter has some of the finest. Jupiter’s Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River meanders through neighborhoods and natural areas, eventually meeting the Intracoastal Waterway and breathtaking Jupiter Inlet at the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Jupiter is also the place for nature-lovers and eco-tourism enthusiasts. There is free public parking along A1A along over 2 and 1/2 miles of Jupiter’s public beach. The famous “dog beach” is a stretch of the shoreline where four-legged friends are welcome. For more coastal fun, several parks, beaches, swimming areas, snorkeling coves and jetties line the inlet. Seven designated natural areas making up over 70 acres of environmentally-protected lands offer nature trails, wildlife observation stations, kayaking and paddle-boarding excursions, and fishing. And Jupiter’s Riverwalk, a planned 2 ½ mile walking and biking path along the Intracoastal, follows the waterway from Jupiter Ridge Natural Area north to Inlet Village where old Jupiter’s working waterfront heritage still lives.
Jupiter has something for everyone. Whether you’re into sports, arts, history, or just expanding your mind, you can take in a play, learn something new, attend a festival, browse through a museum, or catch a pop-fly. Home to the Cardinals’ and Marlins’ Spring Training at Roger Dean Stadium, the Jupiter Riverwalk, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, FAU’s Lifelong Learning Center, and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Jupiter offers so many cultural opportunities, you’ll want to extend your stay just to experience it all.
The feeling of small-town lives on in Jupiter. Friendly neighborhoods and A-rated public schools offer a unique quality of life for Jupiter’s families, professionals, and businesses. Take a walk through one of Jupiter’s neighborhoods and you’ll see active neighborhood parks, neighbors and children walking, biking and playing along safe sidewalks and streets, and a sense of community that comes from pride and peace of mind.
When you discover Jupiter, you’ll find that Jupiter is the land of discovery. Home to the Scripps Research Institute, G4S, the Max Planck Institute, and Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter is the bioscience hub of Palm Beach County. These institutions make exciting scientific and technological advances every day that create unique opportunities for research, academia, and new businesses.
Jupiter’s rich history spans thousands of years, involving Indians and explorers, settlers and pioneers. The famous Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, which sits atop an ancient shell mound, is a beautiful place to learn about the visits by early Spanish explorers, Seminole Indians, maritime shipwrecks, and even World War II radio stations. Jupiter’s early Indian inhabitants and famous pioneer families, such as the DuBois and the Whites, left us with rich stories and artifacts of Old Florida life along the beautiful Loxahatchee River.