The Loxahatchee River, a Federally designated Wild & Scenic River, is the waterfront pathway through the Jupiter Inlet and then into the Atlantic Ocean. Over 1,000 homes line the banks as it winds out of Jonathan Dickinson State Park and then splits into the Northwest Fork, the North Fork and the Southwest Fork.
Since the riverfront is one of the oldest sections in Jupiter or Tequesta, the lots can be very large. In fact, homes for sale on Pennock Point or along Loxahatchee River Road might even be as large as 5 acres. The area is in a transition phase because when older homes come on the market, they are torn down by new owners who want to build massive, estate homes to compliment today’s luxury lifestyle.
When it comes to location, there are two major considerations: First are fixed bridges and second are the views. Fixed bridges limit your boat size and both the Northwest and North forks have fixed bridges but they are far enough up in the river so they limit only a few homeowners in their choice of boat size.
Homeowners along the river can enjoy keeping their boats on a lift behind the house where, with the push of a button, the boat is in the water and ready for fun. Some homes also keep “jet skis” on smaller lifts and with miles and miles of waterfront to explore your fun is imited only by your imagination.
When it comes to views, they are described as either “wide & long” or “short” and the prices will reflect this. Most of the riverfront homes in Jupiter and Tequesta have wide views and those closest to the Jupiter Inlet will actually have clear, blue water at high tide and manatees will visit along the docks. Some of the canal homes and those homes in The Islands of Jupiter will have short views.
Prices? Canal front homes in communities like North Passage will start in the mid – $ 800,000’s. The homes on the canals in Tequesta are priced in the high $ 900’s. Any home directly on the river will cost over a million and riverfront homes with the largest lots or newer homes could run upwards of $ 8 million.
If you are looking at buying or selling along the river, unlike most agents I have lived here 25 years and know the market inside and out. I also grew up boating in South Florida and can help you find the right home to fit your boating lifestyle. Contact me directly at 561-762-4073 or use the form below.