Jupiter Inlet Colony: Changing With The Times
March 22, 2016 | Richard Sites
Jupiter Inlet Colony, in my opinion, is one of the most idyllic locations along the Southeast Florida coast. Carlos Justo, mega-agent in Miami, once made a comment on the TV show “Million Dollar Agents”, about the desirability of Sunny Isles oceanfront homes in North Miami Beach.
His comment was that in Sunny Isles you could still live directly on the ocean for around $5 million. This is true of the homes for sale in Jupiter Inlet Colony as well although prices are climbing.
Only Jupiter Inlet Colony oceanfront homes also offer other desirable features not found in Miami Beach.
For example, JIC is located on the southern tip of Jupiter Island. This means it is surrounded by water on three sides and you do not have the traffic and congestion of North Miami Beach.
The sparkling, warm Atlantic washes up on what is practically your own private beach. Although the public is allowed, the only parking is about a mile away near Coral Cove park and nobody walks that far down to the beach at JIC.
Residents within JIC have 3 shaded paths leading to the beach so they can stroll over anytime. And for some reason, the water is much clearer on the north side of the inlet as opposed to the south at Jupiter Beach Park.
On the south and west sides, the Jupiter Inlet and the Intracoastal Waterway wrap around the Island.
Homes on the Jupiter Inlet offer some of the finest snook fishing in all of South Florida. The snook is perhaps our most desirable, inshore game fish and commercial guides anchor in the inlet to fish for them since the bottom configuration attracts large schools. Snook caught in the inlet can easily reach 20 lbs..
Waterfront properties along the western side face the scenic Jupiter Lighthouse which has been in operation since 1860. Olivia Newton-John recently sold her home her for $5 million.
These waterfront homes along the inlet and Intracoastal have docks so you could keep your boat behind your house. But if this is not a viable choice, the JIB Club Marina has slips available. Alan Jackson kept his boat “Hullbilly” here for several years.
There is only one entrance to JIC and, as you enter, you have a stop sign to greet you. Immediately on the left is the small police station so anyone thinking of doing something illegal must know there is an active police force on duty and they can hem you in within the Colony if need be so crime is practically non-existent.
But the older, Florida ranch style homes are giving way to newer, more modern ones reflecting both the desirability of the area and the changing trends in architecture. In total there are about 250 homes in JIC.
New homes under construction in Jupiter Inlet Colony are as big as zoning will permit and feature clean lines popular now in the “West Indies” style of architecture.
Here’s and example of one newer home, although it is not on the water. The photo at the top of this post is a new home built directly on the ocean and listed for $7.5 million.
If you are considering buying a luxury, waterfront property let me help you decide which location might be right for you and your family. It might be a Loxahatchee River home or one in Admirals Cove. Contact me directly at 561-762-4073. Unlike most agents, I grew up in South Florida, have lived here 25 years and know the market inside and out.