Jupiter Florida, Riverwalk

The waterfront in Florida has always been an interesting spot to watch the clash of interests. Public vs. Private.

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.

Riverwalk is supposed to be shops, retails, etc. etc., and really dress up our waterfront here.  It starts south on US One, winds along behind Jupiter Yacht Club, then under the Indiantown Road bridge, along the Intracoastal, and along the Inlet.  So far, only the section near JYC has been completed and the Town is holding concerts under the bridge.  I have been to see Big Vince and the Phat Cats and had a blast.  Check the Town of Jupiter website of upcoming concerts.  There is also public access for fishing under the bridge.  I stopped by the other day and took these pictures.

Is Jupiter a great place to live?  You bet it is!!

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