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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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.
Overall, Jupiter's public schools receive high ratings. There are also many private and religious school options. For higher education, there are more than a dozen colleges and universities located within 50 miles of Jupiter, including a Florida Atlantic University campus located in the city. The University of Miami sits about 90 miles to the south. Jupiter is home to the spring training facilities for the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. And the city hosts their respective minor league affiliates, the Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals. National Hot Rod Association events are often held at the Palm Beach International Raceway located in the city. Throughout the year, Jupiter hosts a full calendar of family friendly community events, including movie nights, an annual harvest festival and a holiday boat parade. The Town of Jupiter Art Committee and Gallery of Art exists to foster the local art scene with exhibits and educational programs. Public transit within the county consist of an extensive bus line. And Tri-Rail provides rail service linking Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. If you're looking for a house in the Miami metro area, Jupiter has a lot to offer. Check out our property listings to find your own place in this happy seaside town.