Jupiter, Florida is located in the northeast corner of Palm Beach County, between Miami and Orlando. A coastal community that celebrates its history, heritage, and community, Jupiter’s quality of life is achieved by balancing its “small-town feel” with intelligent economic growth.
Jupiter’s vision is about celebrating its history, heritage, and character while balancing small-town community values with intelligent growth. This vision sets the stage for the objectives within the Town’s strategic plan, which in turn drive the types of programs and services offered by the Town’s government organization.
Jupiter’s beautiful beaches, abundant natural areas, active waterfront, friendly neighborhoods, and A-rated public schools offer a unique quality of life for families, professionals, and businesses. It is home to the Cardinals’ and Marlins’ Spring Training at Roger Dean Stadium, the Jupiter Riverwalk, and offers many cultural and recreational opportunities. Jupiter is also home to the Scripps Research Institute, G4S Wackenhut, the Max Planck Institute, Florida Atlantic University, and many other biotech and small businesses.
Florida is certainly known for its beaches and waterways, and Jupiter has some of the finest. Jupiter’s Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River meanders through neighborhoods and natural areas, eventually meeting the Intracoastal Waterway and breathtaking Jupiter Inlet at the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Jupiter is the place for nature-lovers and eco-tourism enthusiasts. There is free public parking along A1A along over 2 and 1/2 miles of Jupiter’s public beach, and its famous “dog beach” is a stretch of the shoreline where four-legged friends are welcome. For more coastal fun, several parks, beaches, swimming areas, snorkeling coves and jetties line the inlet. Seven designated natural areas making up over 70 acres of environmentally-protected lands offer nature trails, wildlife observation stations, kayaking and paddle-boarding excursions, and fishing. And Jupiter’s Riverwalk, a planned 2 ½ mile walking and biking path along the Intracoastal, follows the waterway from Jupiter Ridge Natural Area north to Inlet Village where old Jupiter’s working waterfront heritage still lives.