If you've ever dreamed of living in one of America's happiest coastal towns, Jupiter, Florida may just be the perfect place to call home. In fact, in 2012, Jupiter was ranked as the ninth happiest coastal city in the U.S. by Coastal Living magazine! Nestled on Florida's stunning Gold Coast, this scenic city of just over 56,500 offers vacation-style living year-round, thanks to miles of sandy beaches, outdoor recreation galore, and a sunny, mild tropical climate.
Jupiter has long been a popular place to live; archeological records indicate that the area's been settled for at least 5,000 years, while historical records of European settlement in the area stretch back to the mid-1500s. One of the city's most iconic sights, the red Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, has been watching over the town since 1860, when the 108-foot-structure was authorized by the U.S. Congress.
Today, along with its picturesque lighthouse, Jupiter is known for its luxurious homes, good schools, low crime rate, and quiet, safe neighborhoods. No matter where your interests lie, Jupiter has much to offer.
Nature lovers can learn about the diverse local environment and wildlife at the Loggerhead Marine Life Center; named after the rare loggerhead turtles that nest on Jupiter's beaches, the center features exhibits, an animal hospital, a life-guarded beach and a nature trail to explore. For a day at the beach, head to Carlin Park to laze on 3,000 feet of white sand, complete with an amphitheater and tennis courts. Palm Beach County is also known as a scuba diving destination, and Jupiter offers a number of prime diving and snorkeling spots.
Golfers enjoy easy access to more than a dozen in-town courses, including the Trump National Club, designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, and the courses at Jonathan's Landing that stretch along the intra-coastal waterway. Baseball fans love watching spring training at Roger Dean Stadium. The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals practice in Jupiter, as do local teams the Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals.
For cultural attractions, a stroll down the streets of downtown Jupiter reveals art galleries and antique shops, as well as a number of eclectic boutiques. For one-stop shopping, Jupiter offers several malls, including the Chasewood Plaza, Jupiter West Plaza, Jupiter Square, and Abacoa Town Center, full of shops and eateries.
Art aficionados will appreciate the Town of Jupiter Gallery of Art, an on-going exhibition featuring works by local and regional artists. The Hibel Museum of Art contains an impressive collection of Edna Hibel paintings and artifacts and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre offers a year-round schedule of live theater and musical performances.
Jupiter's younger residents can attend the highly rated public schools in the School District of Palm Beach County, such as Jupiter Community High School, as well as a number of private and charter schools. Jupiter residents also enjoy a significantly lower crime rate and higher median household income rates than the state as a whole. Add in a healthy housing market, and it's easy to see why this coastal city is ranked as one of the happiest in the nation.
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