Pros & Cons of Living in Jupiter Florida

The pros & cons of living in Jupiter Florida is different for everyone. Living in Florida since 1979 I have seen some drastic changes to Florida in terms of growth. Having lived in Boca Raton in the 80's and 90's it was a quaint little close knit town. Boca was the place to live with upscale shoppes, restaurants and entertainment.  Back at that time Jupiter was just a speck on the map and was nothing more than a little beach town. We saw an expansive building boom around 1984 when most of the Bluffs communities were built which included oceanfront condos, town homes and single family homes. Jupiter was destined to be the next Boca Raton. It didn't happen as the economy took a tailspin and it was nearly 15 years later before we saw the next building boom here in Jupiter.

Around 1997 MacArthur started selling vast amounts of land here in North Palm Beach County and the beginning stages of Abacoa was set. Abacoa was supposed to be the all inclusive community which was nicknamed Live, Work and Play. They were going to have a Downtown Abacoa featuring restaurants, theater, shoppes and a golf course and baseball stadium for spring training. This was the initial start to putting Jupiter on the map. We all know what happened between 2001 and 2007 when the housing just took off eventually leading to the housing crisis.

Jupiter Florida Today

The post housing crisis put towns like Jupiter on the map and eventually we saw more and more celebrities begin to call Jupiter home. Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and several others were now moving to Jupiter. The trend continued and today we have a slew of celebrities calling Jupiter home. Like all of Florida the Covid epidemic caused an influx of out of state residents working from home to move to the Sunshine State for many reasons including lower taxes, quality of life and affordable housing. This was all true prior to Covid but since Covid the demand for housing went through the roof and prices skyrocketed by two or three times.

This caused many new homeowners to become full time residents and not be the snowbirds Florida had seen in the past. The demand pushed up home prices and now property taxes are similar to the Northeast and insurance costs have risen to an average of $7,500/year. Much higher than the Northeast. Combined the two costs plus the cost of homes have now equaled what it costs to live in NY or NJ.

Pro's of Living in Jupiter Florida

  • Tropical year round weather
  • Incredible Winter weather
  • Still smaller town feel
  • Unspoiled beaches
  • Free Beach Parking
  • Blue Ocean Waters
  • Great Restaurants
  • Great Malls

Con's of Living in Jupiter Florida

  • Winter Traffic is congested
  • Housing is no longer inexpensive
  • Summers are brutally hot & humid
  • Insurance costs have doubled & difficult to get
  • More crowded than Pre- Covid
  • Condo fee's are no longer inexpensive

I've traveled around different areas of Florida and Jupiter still is the best place to live hands down. No matter if you are desiring oceanfront condos in Jupiter or a single family home there is the perfect community for every lifestyle and every age. Let me help you find the perfect piece of Jupiter fl real estate to call home.

Jupiter Homes Listed this Week

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1605 S Us Highway 1 #8b, Jupiter

$350,000

1605 S Us Highway 1 #8b, Jupiter

SEA LOFTERS CONDO 1 Bed 1 Bath 740 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10996815 New

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117 Lighthouse Cir #c, Tequesta

$375,000

117 Lighthouse Cir #c, Tequesta

TEQUESTA TRACE CONDO 2 Beds 2 Baths 981 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10997705 New

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4784 S Central Blvd #20, Jupiter

$449,000

4784 S Central Blvd #20, Jupiter

VILLAGE AT ABACOA CONDOMINIUM 3 Beds 3 Baths 1,454 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10998162 New

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3204 32nd Ct, Jupiter

$449,000

3204 32nd Ct, Jupiter

River North 2 Beds 3 Baths 1,236 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10998530 Coming Soon

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101 Half Moon Cir #d, Jupiter

$449,900

101 Half Moon Cir #d, Jupiter

INDIAN CREEK PH IV-A 2 Beds 2 Baths 1,371 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10998640 New

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54 Uno Lago Dr, Juno Beach

$549,000

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54 Uno Lago Dr, Juno Beach

UNO LAGO 2 Beds 3 Baths 1,494 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10998361 Coming Soon

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15827 93rd Lane N, Jupiter

$550,000

15827 93rd Lane N, Jupiter

N/A 3 Beds 2 Baths 1,200 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10997152 New

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6718 2nd St, Jupiter

$550,000

6718 2nd St, Jupiter

ABYSSINIA PARK 3 Beds 2 Baths 1,218 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10997346 New

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898 University Blvd Blvd, Jupiter

$569,750

898 University Blvd Blvd, Jupiter

OSCELOLA WOODS 3 Beds 4 Baths 1,998 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10998610 New

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501 Sea Oats Dr #a-1, Juno Beach

$589,900

501 Sea Oats Dr #a-1, Juno Beach

SEA OATS OF JUNO BEACH CONDO 2 Beds 2 Baths 1,282 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10997810 New

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3144 W Community Dr #3144, Jupiter

$624,999

3144 W Community Dr #3144, Jupiter

MARTINIQUE AT ABACOA 1 3 Beds 3 Baths 1,670 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10996613 Coming Soon

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701 Seafarer Cir #202, Jupiter

$625,000

701 Seafarer Cir #202, Jupiter

MARINA AT THE BLUFFS CONDO 2 Beds 2 Baths 1,385 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10996839 New

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227 Soriano Dr, Jupiter

$625,000

227 Soriano Dr, Jupiter

MARTINIQUE AT ABACOA 1 3 Beds 3 Baths 1,890 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10998328 New

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186 Soriano Dr, Jupiter

$649,000

186 Soriano Dr, Jupiter

TUSCANY AT ABACOA 2 3 Beds 3 Baths 1,830 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10996713 New

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6190 Lauderdale St, Jupiter

$650,000

6190 Lauderdale St, Jupiter

North Palm Beach Heights 3 Beds 2 Baths 1,347 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10998555 New

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6261 Pompano St, Jupiter

$689,900

6261 Pompano St, Jupiter

NORTH PALM BEACH HEIGHTS SEC 3 4 Beds 2 Baths 1,885 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10996617 New

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19965 Jasmine Dr, Jupiter

$695,000

19965 Jasmine Dr, Jupiter

JUPITER RIDGE IN 3 Beds 2 Baths 1,443 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10997535 New

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6366 Dania St, Jupiter

$729,000

6366 Dania St, Jupiter

North Palm Beach Heights 3 Beds 2 Baths 1,601 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10997114 New

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5440 N Ocean Dr #504, Singer Island

$729,000

5440 N Ocean Dr #504, Singer Island

AQUARIUS CONDO 2 Beds 2 Baths 1,400 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10997681 New

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1930 Ardley Rd, Juno Beach

$799,000

1930 Ardley Rd, Juno Beach

JUNO ISLES 2 3 Beds 2 Baths 1,550 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10997692 New

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100 Waterway Rd #e306, Tequesta

$800,000

100 Waterway Rd #e306, Tequesta

WATERWAY BEACH CONDOS 2 Beds 2 Baths 1,189 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10997517 Coming Soon

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16391 Haynie Lane, Jupiter

$849,900

16391 Haynie Lane, Jupiter

Jupiter Farms 3 Beds 2 Baths 1,756 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10997208 New

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927 Turner Quay, Jupiter

$899,000

927 Turner Quay, Jupiter

Acreage & Unrec 3 Beds 2 Baths 1,912 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10996715 New

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10732 Se River Ridge Ct, Tequesta

$899,000

10732 Se River Ridge Ct, Tequesta

RIVER RIDGE 3 Beds 3 Baths 2,382 SqFt Residential MLS® # RX-10998087 New

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Pro & Cons of Living in Jupiter Florida