Is North Palm Beach a Good Place to Live?
Both Palm Beach County and Martin County as well as local Cities, Towns and Villages have spent millions of dollars to have several beachfront and waterfront parks dedicated to the public making outdoor sport activities and natural areas easily accessible and mostly free to local residents and visitors. This has limited residential and commercial development in these areas. One such park is Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach – home of Loggerhead Marinelife Center which promotes conservation of Florida’s natural coastal ecosystem and mainly known for their recovery and adoption of sea turtles. Many coastal area parks offer free guarded beaches along Ocean Drive or A1A, Intracoastal waterfront ocean access boat ramps such as Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter, public har-tru and hard court tennis courts such as at Jupiter Lighthouse Park or carlin Park in Jupiter, beach volleyball courts, baseball fields and bocce courts in Carlin Park, walking and jogging trails in Carlin Park and along Jupiter Riverwalk from the beach to Jupiter Yacht Club and Harbourside Place, fishing piers such as Juno Beach Pier and DuBois Park, barbeque areas along the south side of Jupiter Inlet, party pavilions by Marcinski in Juno Beach and much more.
I’ve lived in Jupiter for 16 years and in Fort Lauderdale for 2 years. I know many but not all communities between Palm Beach and Jupiter Island. I have sold over 30 homes and condos in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and Saint Lucie counties. When you are looking for a new place to move or vacation ask yourself –
“What would I like 3 minutes and 15 minutes away?”
We decided to live in the quiet Village of Tequesta with 3 minute drive to Jupiter and Jupiter Island beaches and 15 minutes to Palm Beach Gardens restaurants and shops. I think that’s probably a good starting point in your search. Other people may opt for 3 minutes to a school or a golf course and 15 minutes to the beach. It’s all up to your lifestyle, budget and priorities. Here’s my overview of nearby communities –
Palm Beach Gardens (City) – Many great restaurants, shops, public and private golf courses, 15 min from PBI airport and Singer Island, Juno Beach and Jupiter beaches. Home to the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) and many top level golf courses and golf clubs such as Frenchmans Creek Beach & Country Club, Frenchmans Reserve, PGA National, Ballenisles Country Club, Country Club at Mirasol, Old Palm Golf Club and Old Marsh Golf Club.
Juno Beach (Town) – Quaint beach community with restaurants, shops, beachfront condos and walk-to-beach communities. Known for Juno Beach Pier – a public 990′ fishing pier and Loggerhead Marinelife Center which helps injured turtles recover before returning to sea. Home to prestigious Seminole Landing and Seminole Golf Club (#1 in Florida).
Jupiter (Town) – Located around Jupiter Inlet. Offers few direct beachfront condos, except Ocean Trail, as there are no buildings directly on the beach. Jupiter offers many walk-to-beach communities. Popular venues include Abacoa public golf course, Roger Dean baseball stadium, Maltz Theatre, Jupiter Yacht Club, Jupiter Ocean & Racquet (JORC) and Jupiter Bay tennis clubs. Jupiter is very popular for sports fishing and diving. Several beachside parks south of Jupiter Inlet. New outdoor walking and cycling project “The Riverwalk” underb way with shops, restaurants and mini ferry stops. Harbourside Place – new Intracoastal waterfront restaurant and shopping complex opened in December 2014. Now home of “The Woods Jupiter” – Tiger Woods’ restaurant. About to happen is the new Jupiter Village – a restaurant and shopping district connected to Jupiter Riverwalk. Did you know Jupiter was voted 9 of top 10 Seaside Villages in Coastal Living magazine in 2012? Jupiter and Tequesta are also home to many golf course communities.
Tequesta (Village) – North of Jupiter Inlet. Includes south end of Jupiter Island. The Village hosts a green market in season. Probably 15 restaurants and some small shops. 5-10 min drive to I-95 and Jupiter. 15 min to Palm Beach Gardens shops and restaurants. Locals enjoy fishing, golfing, boating, tennis, paddle boarding and kayaking. No thru traffic as Jonathan Dickinson State Park separates Tequesta from Hobe Sound. Small sections of Tequesta and Jupiter are in Martin County.
I have created many pages with THINGS TO DO. Here are a few – Baseball, beach, boat, cycling, restaurants, diving, fish, golf, kayak, kite surfing, paddle boarding, polo, shopping, snorkeling, surfing, tennis, windsurfing and yoga.
I would be happy to help you find a neighborhood and area that meets your interests.
“What do you want 3 minutes and 15 minutes away?”