The Bluffs in Jupiter
Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes was the breakthrough album for Jimmy Buffet over 30 years ago, and just like that, the modern day mystique of living the good life in south Florida was born. Today, that good life is alive and well in The Bluffs of Jupiter and Juno Beach, Florida, where the change in latitude will change your life – for the better! Don’t worry; the change in attitude will follow close behind.
To live here is to have this small coastal area of northern Palm Beach County as your backyard, with its pristine, natural shoreline and endless opportunities for all manner of water sports and relaxation. There are many ways to enjoy the water -- on any given day, outdoor enthusiasts have their choice of boating, snorkeling, scuba diving, tubing, paddle-boarding, and of course, surfing. Jupiter is also the saltwater fishing capital of Florida, home to a year-round schedule of tournaments (and fish tales).
Live the Good Life at The Bluffs of Jupiter
Other elements of the good life include excellent schools, fine shopping, waterfront dining, educational opportunities and home prices that are both stable and rising. This is where people want to live in south Florida, and the most special of these residential options are the communities of The Bluffs, where the beach is practically at your door.
The seven communities of The Bluffs, all built by DiVosta, offer an array of residential choices -- from single-family homes and townhomes to condominiums with marina and ocean views. Built in 1986, The Bluffs was an instant success, with interested buyers spending hours waiting in lines to ensure themselves of an opportunity to purchase a home here. The community sold out within days. Today, the wide choice of residential options in The Bluffs continues to offer the lucky buyers the safest investment in town.
Some of The Bluffs communities are gated, and all offer neighborhood swimming pools and tennis courts. To live here is to be just a short walk or bicycle ride to the beach. Got dogs? Don’t forget to bring ‘em; Jupiter is home to a renowned leash-free dog beach where your canine friend will be free to splash in the water while you relax on the sand. They’ll love it – maybe even more than you!
Sports, Sports, and More Sports!
At other times, catch a major league baseball game at Jupiter’s Roger Dean Stadium, the spring-training home of the Miami Marlins and 2011 World Series winners, the St. Louis Cardinals. During the summer, Roger Dean becomes home to the minor league affiliates of these two teams, where stars like Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, and Giancarlo "Mike" Stanton have all played on their way to the majors. Jupiter is also only a short drive to Miami, home of four of Florida’s major professional sports teams: the Dolphins, Marlins, Florida Panthers, and NBA champions, the Miami Heat. (The MLB Rays play in Tampa, the NBA Magic are in Orlando, and the NFL Jaguars are up in Jacksonville.)
And whether your talents are for playing golf or watching it, Jupiter is also a mecca for golf enthusiasts of all levels. The best of the PGA—including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Greg Norman, and Rickie Fowler— all call northern Palm Beach County home for a reason: you can play golf here nearly every single day of the year. Occasional golfers can enjoy Jupiter’s par-3 courses, while the competitive golfer can try his or her luck at PGA National’s Champions Course—home to the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic -- where each March, the PGA Tour’s brightest stars gather to see if they can best the Nicklaus-designed “Bear Trap.” The tournament has become one of the most prestigious non-Majors on the Tour, attracting names like Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Camilo Villegas, and, of course, Tiger Woods.
The Jupiter-Juno Beach area also sits in the middle of one of the country’s most up-market shopping hubs. The Gardens Mall, with Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, and designer shops such as Louis Vuitton, Brooks Brothers, Lacoste and more, is just a ten-minute drive from Jupiter. A 20-minute beachfront drive will take you to Palm Beach Island’s Worth Avenue, featuring internationally inspired shopping and dining that is the stuff of lore and legend here in Palm Beach County.
Another way the Jupiter area shines is that, whether you are raising a family or hosting your grandkids for a visit, there is no shortage of activities for children of all ages. Just living here gives children the advantage of enjoying outdoor activities all year round, and there are cultural, sport, holiday and academic opportunities available here that are difficult to match anywhere. Families and children alike will enjoy the offerings, and lest we forget, Jupiter is a mere two and a half hour drive from Walt Disney World in Orlando. Your out of town guests may appreciate this proximity more than you know.
The Bluffs -- A Wise Residential Choice
However, we’ve saved the best for last -- Jupiter and Juno Beach home owners pay no state or city income taxes. And that’s not all – if Florida is to be your primary residence, the state’s unique Homestead Exemption provides home owners with even more financial incentive to call the Sunshine State, and The Bluffs, home.
In short, the Jupiter and Juno Beach area offer a combination of amenities that few other locales can match. Seeing is believing, and living here is something else again. Come by The Bluffs and find your next new home. Then you too will be able to see how a change in latitude can – and will – change your quality of life for the better.