The Village of Tequesta has been a secret until recent years as more and more famous residents move to the Village of Tequesta and nearby Jupiter Inlet Colony and Jupiter Island. Tequesta, named after Tequesta Indians, is the northernmost village in Palm Beach County and located just north of the historic Jupiter Lighthouse. About 75% of Tequesta is located in Palm Beach County and 25% of Tequesta is located in Martin County – including Coral Cove Park, our Jupiter Island beach across the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) from mainland Tequesta.
Tequesta was founded in late 1950’s by Charles “Punch” Martyn, III around Tequesta Country Club golf course. The first wealthy Tequesta homeowners lived by the the beach in Jupiter Inlet Colony, played golf at Tequesta Country Club and hunted at The Hunt Club (now Turtle Creek). Turtle Creek.
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
The State Park is located between Tequesta and Hobe Sound with bicycling, boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, picnicking, swimming, camping and natural wildlife.
Jonathan Dickinson was a Quaker merchant who was shipwrecked in 1696 off the Jupiter Florida. In the 1930’s, ‘the Wildman of the Loxahatchee’ Trapper Nelson homesteaded on the Loxahatchee River banks. By the 1940’s, his camp included 1,000 buildings with 6,000 soldiers but most of them have been torn down. His homestead can still be visited today by boat or kayak.
Tequesta is located on the north side of The Loxahatchee River which winds through freshwater creeks and brackish estuaries to Jupiter Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. Loxahatchee riverfront homes have become extremely popular and sought after Jupiter waterfront homes with sunrise or sunset views across the designated “Wild and Scenic River”. Riverfront communities include Islands of Jupiter, Pennock Point, Tequesta Country Club and River Ridge.
We can recommend upscale Tequesta restaurants – Krave or Evo, casual Tequesta seafood restaurants – Hog Snappers and favorite restaurant Tequesta offers serving Mexican – Rancho Chico or Papichulo, American, Caribbean, Irish, Italian, French or Thai restaurants in Tequesta. Tequesta restaurants offer a variety to choose from for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner.
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Tequesta is a village surrounded by water: Loxahatchee River, Jupiter Inlet, Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and Atlantic Ocean. The Village of Tequesta (VoT) is the northernmost village in Palm Beach County with 6,000 annual residents. Part of VoT is located in Martin County. To the north Tequesta borders Jonathan Dickinson State Park and to the south the Jupiter Inlet with Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum.
THINGS TO DO IN TEQUESTA
Along Tequesta Drive and US1 you’ll find many quaint shops, Tequesta restaurants, delis and coffee shops – even the Tequesta Brewery. Local things to do include tennis, golf, sports fishing, diving, surfing, kite surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking at the Blowing Rocks Preserve and Coral Cove parks on the Jupiter Island beaches. With easy ocean access boating is very popular in Tequesta. Intracoastal marinas include JIB Club Marina, Blowing Rocks Marina and Jupiter Pointe Club. There is a public launch ramp south of Jupiter Inlet at Burt Reynolds Park. For children, there is Constitution Park – a large playground with basketball and skateboarding. Tequesta Park offers 45 acres of public land with a baseball field, tennis courts, basketball courts and park pavilions. In season (November – April) when the snowbirds arrive, the Village hosts the Tequesta Green Market with local produce and healthy lifestyle services.
TEQUESTA FLORIDA GOLF COURSES –
The Village of Tequesta offers five private golf clubs with six golf courses –
Jupiter Hills Club – (561) 746-5228
11800 SE Hill Club Terrace, Tequesta, FL 33469
Little Club – (561) 746-1869
9601 SE Little Club Way N, Tequesta, FL 33469
Riverbend Golf Club – (561) 746-1619
9300 SE Riverfront Terrace Tequesta, Florida 33469
Tequesta Country Club – (561) 746-4501
201 Country Club Dr, Tequesta, FL 33469
Turtle Creek Club – (561) 746-8371
2 Club Circle, Tequesta, Florida 33469
IS THE TEQUESTA AN INDIAN TRIBE?
Yes, the Tequesta (aka Tekesta) Indians lived in what’s today Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties. To the north were the Jaega (aka Jobe) Indians as in the town of Hobe Sound. To the west were the Calusa (aka Caloosa) Indians. Juan Ponce de León was the first European to encounter the Tequesta in 1513. The Tequesta Indians lived off deer, manatees, alligators, fish, shellfish and plants.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF TEQUESTA?
It sounds incredible but Tequesta is the result of one man’s vision. Charles Martyn visited Tequesta in 1955, bought 86 acres of land and developed what became Jupiter Inlet Colony. His crew found a Tequesta Indian mound of artifacts on the Jaega Indian land. Thus he named his second local development Tequesta Country Club. The average age of Tequesta residents has dropped dramatically in the 14 years that I have lived here. It has become a place where more and more parents want to raise their children. It’s a village for all ages with more and more restaurants and things to do.
ARE THERE ANY SCHOOLS IN TEQUESTA?
There are two private pre-schools and lower level schools but no public schools. First Presbytarian Church offers pre-school and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church offers pre-school and elementary school (K-6th grade).
PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS – Most of Tequesta belongs to the Jupiter school district – Jupiter Elementary or Limestone Creek Elementary, Jupiter Middle School and Jupiter Community High School.
MARTIN COUNTY SCHOOLS – A small part of Tequesta belongs to the Hobe Sound school district with Hobe Sound Elementary, Murray Middle School and South Fork High School.
TEQUESTA FLORIDA REAL ESTATE
JUPITER ISLAND CONDOS – The condo apartments on Jupiter Island are in Tequesta.
Click the link to see ALL Jupiter Island waterfront condos for sale
JUPITER ISLAND CONDOS by Building –
Beach Sound / Blowing Rock Club / Carlyle / Claridge / Cliveden / Island House / JIB Club / JIB Yacht Club Marina Boatslips / La Mar / Landfall / Lykes Landing / Ocean Sound / Ocean Towers North / Ocean Towers South / Ocean Villas / The Passages / The Regency / Seamist / Seawatch / Tequesta Towers
FEATURED TEQUESTA SUBDIVISIONS AND HOMES FOR SALE –
Anchorage Point (Palm Beach) – A small enclave of 30 mostly waterfront homes on Rio Vista Drive – a peninsula close to Jupiter Inlet.
Country Club Point (Palm Beach) – A waterfront community with 70 single family homes, many canal front, across from Tequesta Country Club golf club.
Heritage Oaks (Martin) – A gated community with 6 clay tennis courts and charming oak tree lined streets – Loxahatchee River waterfront homes and garden or Turtle Creek golf course views.
Indian Hills (Martin) – A small community with just 2 streets on the Intracoastal Waterway across from Jupiter Hills Club.
Jupiter Hills Village (Martin) – A private gated golf club community with optional membership to Jupiter Hills Club with two top ranked Florida golf courses.
Jupiter Inlet Colony (Palm Beach) – A private town with 230 single family homes between the ICW and ocean on the southern tip of Jupiter Island just south of the waterfront condos.
Jupiter Island – Tequesta Waterfront Condos (Palm Beach) – Intracoastal and oceanfront beach condos on Jupiter Island and mainland Tequesta.
Lighthouse Cove (Palm Beach) – A charming community with 252 condos close to Publix with resort style pool, gym, billiards, tennis courts and volleyball.
North Passage Yacht Club (Martin) – A Loxahatchee River boating community with 250 homes and town houses adjacent to Riverbend Country Club.
River Ridge (Martin) – A manned-gated community with tennis courts and Loxahatchee River waterfront and garden or lake view homes.
Rolling Hills (Martin) – A small gated community on the Intracoastal Waterway with ICW waterfront homes and garden view homes across from Jupiter Hills Club.
Tequesta Country Club (Palm Beach) – A golf course and boating community on Loxahatchee River with voluntary HOA and golf club membership, community boat ramp and waterfront, golf course and garden view homes.
Tequesta Trace (Palm Beach) – A condo community conveniently located in the heart of Tequesta.
Turtle Creek (Martin) – A gated golf course and boating community on Loxahatchee River northeast fork with mandatory HOA and voluntary golf club membership and waterfront, golf course and garden view homes and condos.
MORE TEQUESTA SUBDIVISIONS (in progress) –
Bay Harbor / Bayview Terrace / Bermuda Terrace / Broadview / Carriage House/ Casa del Sol / Chapel Court / Cove Point / Cypress Ridge / Intracoastal (N US1) / Iroquis Park / Jupiter Acres / Jupiter Cresta / Jupiter in the Pines / Key West Village / Le Parc / Old Cypress Pointe / Ridgewood / Riverside Drive / Riverside Oaks / Riverside Pines / Riverview / Sandpointe Bay / Scrimshaw on the Bay / Shady Lane / Tequesta Cay / Tequesta Cove / Tequesta Garden / Tequesta Hills / Tequesta Oaks / Tequesta Pines / Tropic Vista / Waterway Beach Condo(on ICW not beach) / Waterway Village / Whitehall Condo