Jupiter is the Mecca of PGA Golf as Jack and Barbara Nicklaus founded the Bear’s Club there over 20 years ago. Currently, 30 pro golfers are members of the club. Jupiter is the northernmost town in Palm Beach County, Florida and is approximately 87 miles north of Miami. Jupiter was rated as the 9th Happiest Seaside Town by Coastal Living in 2012 and the 12th Best Beach Town in the United States by WalletHub in 2018. Building a Jupiter custom home would allow you and the four legged members of your family to enjoy beautiful beaches and the growing Riverwalk. When complete, you could enjoy a scenic walk or bike ride, outdoor dining, amphitheater, public boat docks & shops at the marinas which follow the Loxahatchee River as it meets the Intracoastal Waterway. The final phase of the Riverwalk will be across the Inlet from the Historic Jupiter Lighthouse (circa 1859). This section is the heart of boating activity with commercial fishing boats, charter fishing and diving boats, pleasure boaters and sport fishing boats. The Riverwalk connects a series of waterfront restaurants, shops, water taxis, and tour boats.
Jupiter was incorporated in 1925. It has come a long way from a pioneer village for fisherman and animal trappers to a bedroom community in the post WWII era. Jupiter is now one of the most desirable places to live in the state of Florida. In 1999 a local resident, George Andres wanted to display a US flag in his front yard, however, the homeowners association had a bylaw prohibiting the display of a flagpole in the front lawn. Even after the governor, Jeb Bush, visited the home along with members of the national media, the homeowners association refused to relent. Later Mr. Andres won the case and in 2006, President George W. Bush signed into law the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 which allows residents to display the flag on their property despite any homeowners association rules.
Statistics Jupiter Palm Beach County Florida
Total Population 64,565 1,320,134 18,801,310
Median Age 46 44.8 42
Jupiter, Florida, is the 43rd largest city in Florida and the 572nd largest city in the United States. It is currently growing at a rate of 0.63% annually. The population density is 3080 people per square mile. In Jupiter, 89% of the population is White, 1.45% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Asian, 3.11% is Two or more races, .3% is Native American and .04% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
Index Jupiter Florida USA
Cost of Living Index 124.8 102.8 100
Grocery 108.9 102.8 100
Healthcare 98.1 98 100
Housing 161.1 102.6 100
Utilities 98.2 101.3 100
Transportation 122.7 112.6 100
Median Home Cost $372,400 $237,100 $231,200
AUGUST (83 °F AVG)
January (67 °F avg)
June (5.20″ avg)
March (10 mph avg)
29.17″ ( per year)
The School District of Palm Beach County provides K-12 education. Two public high schools serve the community: Jupiter Community High School and William T. Dwyer High School. Jupiter is also home to several private and religious schools as well as Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and Florida Atlantic University.
Birthplace of many famous athletes, Jupiter is the home of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals spring training facilities. Michael Jordan, Mike Schmidt, Tiger Woods and Burt Reynolds are just a handful of the many celebrities that have called Jupiter home. The red 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse offers panoramic views and has a preserved pioneer-era homestead and museum devoted to the regional history of your potential new home location.