As I have posted before, in Miami, where I grew up, while we the public were given some access to the beaches, most of the area known as South Beach and Miami Beach was taken up with huge hotels.
In Palm Beach County, most of the oceanfront property is owned by individuals although there are some county parks with access. In California, it's just the opposite and even as a young boy traveling in CA I was impressed with how smart it was to leave the beaches for EVERYBODY.
Another aspect is that decades ago, mobile home parks were built along the water and now occupy some very valuable property. In Jupiter we have Suni Sands right on the Jupiter Inlet near the Square Grouper. Another large and valuable piece of land in Jupiter across from Chili's was occupied by the former nightclub called Brio's. It went out of business and the building was torn down. In any event, the Town of Jupiter is trying to connect all these parcels with a grand plan known as Riverwalk.
Is Jupiter a great place to live? You bet it is!!
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