Two important factors in choosing a place to build your custom home are great schools and medical facilities. Hypoluxo has both. The School District of Palm Beach County offers a world-class education with excellence and equity to empower students to reach their highest potential with the most effective staff to foster the skills and knowledge required for responsible citizenship and productive careers. Hypoluxo has medical facilities that offer state-of-the-art healthcare to keep you and your family well. These are just two of many reasons to call Hypoluxo home builder, Steve Cury Construction, to build your next home here.
From Open Mic nights to unique boutiques, in Hypoluxo you will discover an array of entertainment. Fom International fine art galleries, to local studios, live entertainment and DJs can be found in Hypoluxo. Taverns, Sushi Lounges, Waterfront Grills and fine dining are all available in this diverse downtown.
The name Hypoluxo comes from the Seminole name for Lake Worth, roughly translated “water all ’round — no get out.” The lake was later renamed in honor of Seminole Indian War colonel William Jerkins Worth. However, the name “Hypoluxo” still was associated with the area on the south shores of the lake, as evidenced by its appearance on a 1841 War Department map.
As late as 1885, there were no roads or railways connecting the east coast of Florida from Jupiter (about 15 miles north of Palm Beach) to Miami. To mail a letter from one of the settlements along the shores of Lake Worth (populated by pioneer farmers and settlers moving south for health reasons) to Miami, the letter had to travel by boat to Jacksonville, by rail to Cedar Key, by steamer to Key West, and by schooner to Biscayne Bay, where the mail parcel was unceremoniously thrown overboard to be retrieved by a smaller vessel and brought ashore. The communication lines between Jupiter and Miami were greatly expanded with the establishment of the Star Mail Route in 1885. E. R. Bradley was commissioned to take the mail by rowboat from the end of the railroad at West Palm Beach to Hypoluxo, then by foot along the beaches for 60 miles to Miami — a trip which took six days to travel round-trip. The US Government formally established the Hypoluxo Post Office in 1886, hiring Andrew Garnett (a Kentucky farmer who had settled in the area a year earlier) as postmaster. The Star Route was not a kind one. In fact, in 1887 it claimed the life of the second “barefoot mailman” (a term coined by Theodore Pratt), James Edward Hamilton, when he drowned while swimming the Hillsboro Inlet to retrieve his skiff that had been moved. It is believed that Hamilton was attacked by sharks or alligators. The danger, however, did not stop school board members, county commissioners, and would-be jurors from joining the mailman on the route, each paying $5 for delaying the mail due to the extra weight in the boat and their lack of experience as hikers. After Hamilton’s death, Garnett took over the route until a rail line was established in 1893 connecting Lantana and Lemon City. The post office, however, continued operating until 1954.
Today, Hypoluxo has a livability score of 91/100 and a crime rate that is 44% lower than the Florida average. Real estate and rental prices are, however, above the Florida average. If you would like to know more about Hypoluxo living, talk with Steve Cury Construction today.
Statistics Hypoluxo Florida
Total Population 2689 21,477,737
Median Age 50.6 41.6
Median Home Price $248,900 $355,000
The population density is 4707 square miles. The median income in the year 2000 was $50,284. In Hypoluxo, 90.62% of the population is White, 4.22% is Black or African American, 4.57% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.74% is Asian, .99% from other races and 2.33% from two or more races.
Index Hypoluxo Florida USA
Cost of Living Index 103.1 102.8 100
Grocery 104.8 102.8 100
Healthcare 98.1 98 100
Housing 89.1 102.6 100
Utilities 96.9 101.3 100
Transportation 126.9 112.6 100
Hypoluxo gets 62 inches of rain on average per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year. On average there are 236 sunny days per year in Hypoluxo. The Summer high is around 90 degrees usually in July. The Winter low is typically 66 in January.