Jupiter Inlet Colony offers what I think is the finest oceanfront, residential location in South Florida. Here, on the southern tip of Jupiter Island residents are surrounded by the warm, clear water of the Atlantic on the east, the Jupiter Inlet to the south and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. One interesting fact told to me by a homeowner on the Inlet was that he was 18 feet above sea level and didn’t need flood insurance. That may have changed after the hurricanes of 2004-2005.
This 1998 home of 6,122 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths, and 7,667 total square footage, just sold in a cash transaction for $6,600,000 after 189 days on the market. This is a little over $ 1,000 per square foot.
Oceanfront estate in Jupiter Inlet Colony
New homes in Jupiter are springing up everywhere. Developments that were well underway a few years ago are now nearly sold out. The building market is hot, not just for expensive spec estate homes in places like along the Loxahatachee River and Admirals Cove, but in expansive new developments at prices from about $ 600,000 to around $ 3 million.
Sonoma Isles, new homes by Divosta
Divosta homes, a longtime and reputable builder in this area, has scooped up a tract of land formerly known as Parcel 19 on the north side of Indiantown Road (SR 706) from the Jupiter Country Club and on the west side of the Town of Jupiter. Here they are building Sonoma Isles, formerly known as Lakewood.
Zillow is reporting today that one of the last vacant riverfront lots has come on the market at $1,200,000 and is being sold by the owner. The lot, located in Lands End, is sandwiched between the railroad tracks and the Loxahatchee River but offers spectacular river views and access to the ocean. There are just 8 home sites in this community.
Lands End in Jupiter
This section of the river was one of the last to be developed but new homes here sold quickly when they came on the market. It is also diagonally across the Jupiter Inlet from our famous lighthouse.
Divosta homes in Jupiter are always popular. One of the largest collections of these homes are in the 3 sections that comprise The Hamptons. As always with Divosta, all the homes are constructed on the same floor plan with only the slightest differences, although those with room might have a pool.
The Hamptons in Jupiter
All these homes are 3/2 floor plans with 1,975 feet of living space. Located in central Jupiter, the community offers a shady, oak lined and family friendly environment. Yesterday, a home closed at $ 340,000 at $ 138.83/ft. and moving the prices upward again. The house was on the market 27 days.
Jupiter Country Club is a Toll Brothers community on the west side of the Town of Jupiter. On a site where cattle recently grazed, single family estate homes and carriage homes are wrapped tightly around a Greg Norman Signature golf course.
In typical Toll fashion, the community was started with a stately, Tuscan style entrance with a manned guardhouse and main boulevard leading to the various neighborhoods. Frenchman’s Reserve, another Toll Brothers community in nearby Palm Beach Gardens was constructed in this same fashion.
Entrance to JCC on Indiantown Road
There is a heavy use of stone in all common area buildings although the homes are typical, Mediterranean influenced design. The spectacular fountain entrance (seen above) displays this use of stone.
A home or new home is likely to be one of the biggest financial decisions you will make. In fact, when you add together the value of all the homes you buy and sell in a lifetime, you will spend more money on housing than anything else. Jupiter homes for sale average around $ 350,000.
So on something as important as this, why wouldn’t you use an attorney? Here are my thoughts.
Memorial Day in Jupiter means time to remember those that gave it all so that we may live in freedom. Each year, Riverside Memorial Park holds an honor ceremony at the cemetery on County Line Road, usually around 11 am. The event is well attended so if you plan to attend, go early and bring a chair and some water. Memorial Day is not about the Indy 500 and burgers on the grill, although that is a part of it, it’s about paying tribute to those who have sacrificed for us.
But in Jupiter, this weekend also means the ocean. And the ocean and beaches are a part of everything we do here. The picture below was taken from the US 1 bridge on Memorial Day, 2009 and the boat traffic has done nothing but get heavier since then. So plan ahead for the day.
Memorial Day boat traffic on the Jupiter Inlet
The Village of North Palm Beach sits just east of Palm Beach Gardens and just south of Juno Beach. One of the more dominant features of the landscape are the towers of condos in Old Port Cove.
Old Port Cove
The luxury complex is made up of 9 individual communities with 1,053 total condos, most of which include wrap-around balconies and a variety of interior upgrades. Some are modest while those on higher floors have ocean views and the prices can run into the low several million. Right now there are 30 listings with an average price in the mid-$ 400’s. Other amenities include a 2-mile jogging trail, entertainment facilities, fitness center, game room, hot tub, sauna, swimming pool and a 24-hour doorman as well as manned gate house.
There is a deep water marina at Old Port Cove with ocean access and space for the largest yacht, in fact, enough space for Tiger Woods‘ yacht which is where he docks it.
Ocean Trail in Jupiter is the only condo development right on the beach in Jupiter. There are no others “on the sand” until you reach Juno Beach to the south. The reason is this property was owned by the county not the city and they allowed the construction. Jupiter condos “on the beach” are actually across the beach road from it. A fourth floor unit in Ocean Trail just sold in the 300 building.
Ocean Trail condos near the Jupiter Inlet
This unit was originally priced at $ 365,000 and sold for $ 350,000 after 93 days on the market in a cash transaction. This is $ 299.15 per square foot.
Jonathan’s Landing, perhaps Jupiter’s most unique club, just had a sale over $ 2 million. This is rare since there are not many properties in this price range. Only those on Casseekey Island or Jonathan’s Harbour can command these prices due to their waterfront location.
Jonathan’s Landing clubhouse
Jonathan’s Landing homes are situated in 27 distinct village communities. And since JL has so much waterfront, both fresh and salt, nearly half the homes for sale at any one time have water views.