Overview of Jupiter
The town of Jupiter is located in Palm Beach County, FL along the Atlantic Ocean. Situated in the metropolitan area of Miami, Jupiter offers its residents an ideal blend of suburban, beachside living with big-city amenities, recreation, and attractions nearby. According to Best Places, roughly 55,200 people live in Jupiter, and the population has grown by nearly 40 percent since 2000. People looking for Jupiter apartments for rent will be pleased with this tropical, beachfront community.
Living in Jupiter, FL
The earliest records of Jupiter date back to 1565, although English settlers didn't come to the area until 1763. By the early 20th century, life revolved around flower and citrus farming, fishing, and pine and cypress logging, and the river was a primary source of transporting goods throughout the country.
Although agriculture still plays a major role in the economy of Jupiter, there are plenty of other opportunities for employment as well. Some of the top job providers include Florida Crystals, U.S. Sugar Corp., Thomas Produce Co., Sikorsky Aircraft, IBM Corp., Walgreens Distribution, and Palm Beach Newspapers.
Jupiter is a great town to live, work, and play, and it serves as a tourist destination for many people seeking a beach getaway without the bustle of Miami or other nearby cities. Jupiter is attractive for many reasons, but it is known for its pristine beaches, the Loxahatchee River and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Jupiter Attractions and Special Events
People living in Jupiter apartments will always have something to do. Since the town attracts many travelers, there are plenty of eco-tourism activities, as well as parks, beaches, and a Riverwalk. The Riverwalk goes along the eastern shoreline of the Intracoastal Waterway for roughly 2.5 miles. It is also the location of the Food Truck Fest, EcoFest, and Harvest Festival.
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