Jupiter - named one of the happiest seaside towns by Coastal Living - is part of Palm Beach County. A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, the city boasts more than 1,200 acres of parks and open space. Jupiter's 20 city parks offer amenities such as sports courts, playgrounds, trails and canoe and kayak launches. The Jupiter Ridge Natural Area features five distinct Florida ecosystems, ranging from scrub to swamp. The area is home to a variety of birds and land and aquatic animals and has hiking trails. The Corbett Wildlife management Area, covering more than 60,000 acres, is another venue for hiking, hunting and other outdoor activities just 20 miles form Jupiter. Throughout the region, there is no shortage of opportunities - from tame to wild - to enjoy the area's natural beauty.

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Located on Florida's Atlantic coast, Jupiter offers a large inventory of single-family homes, the majority of them built between the 1950s and the 2010s. Despite the trend for smaller lots and more density in residential construction, many available properties have roomier lots, making them great for people with kids or pets. Plenty of townhouses and condos also are on the market. A desirable city in which to live, the average housing price in Jupiter surpasses that of the overall Miami metro area.

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