Jupiter Farms means backyard chickens

Just west of the Town of Jupiter, is Jupiter Farms. The 16 square-mile area has about 5000 residents. Folks moved to Jupiter Farms to get away from restrictive HOA covenants and the distractions of having neighbors very close.

Out in "the Farms" as the residents call it in there are no HOA restrictions so you can do exactly as you please. One of the things that people like to do is have backyard chickens. Backyard chickens are very popular these days and with the perfect weather we're having right now egg laying is on the rise.

Here's a selection of today's eggs.

Homes in Jupiter Farms are typically situated on 1.25 acres although there are some 1 acre parcels. The older homes tend to me made of frame construction and often have a pond which was created to get the fill needed for the home pad.

The homes built in the last 15 years don't have ponds since fill was trucked in.  And nobody builds frame houses anymore.

There is a myth that frame houses are not a sturdy but the real issue is that wood simply rots in our sub-tropical climate.  Purchase costs are lower but maintenance costs are higher.

If you are looking at Jupiter Farms homes for sale, give me a call at 561-762-4073.  I have lived here for 15 years, in Jupiter for 25 and have called Florida my home all my life.  As the ad says, "See it like a native!"

Recent sale in highly desirable North Fork

North Fork is a small and protected enclave of oak lined streets with some lake views.  Located on the upper north side of Jupiter, it is quiet and safe with good schools and slightly larger homes that might be found in the nearby neighborhood of The Shores.

This house just sold for $ 562,500 after 69 days on the market.  It features 2,577 square feet of living space spread out over 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.

Homes in North Fork and the surrounding neighborhoods like Cypress Cove and Loxahatchee Estates typically sell in this price range and feature Rutenberg style floor plans. And of course, like all Jupiter homes, the schools are all top quality.

To find the perfect location or the best deals in communities like this, contact me directly at 561-7672-4073.  Or if you want to search Jupiter homes for sale yourself, you can see them all and get the fastest search results by visiting Coastal Florida Real Estate.

Fabulous winter weather moves in one more time

Jupiter, along with most of coastal Florida, enjoys fabulous weather in the winter. However, the past couple of years we have missed out on the weather because it stayed so warm.

It seems like winter was replaced by "summer lite" with temperatures during the winter reaching levels not usually seen until late spring.  It causes the orange trees to bloom earlier than they should and never really kills the mosquitoes.

But this weekend we were treated to some of our special winter weather.  After the leading edge of the cold front came through on Thursday and Friday, it was followed by glorious days and nights.

 If you have been trapped by the unusually heavy snowfalls this year, give us a try down here.  Florida just passed New York as the third most populous state so the best spots are going quickly.  Of course, anyone who can live in Jupiter...does!

Our weather is one of the reasons this area, from Jupiter to Palm Beach Gardens, is called the Golf Capital of the World.  The area is populated with luxury clubs like Admirals Cove and Trump National Jupiter as well as prized public venues like the North Palm Beach Country Club.

If you are considering a home in this area, be sure to pick the right agent.  Unlike many other agents I have lived in Jupiter for 25 years and have always called Florida my home.  You can reach me directly at 561-7672-4073.

Bay Colony offers unique waterfront properties

Jupiter, and it's smaller neighbor to the south, Juno Beach, offer some of the finest waterfront properties along the S.E. coast of Florida.  Here, in club communities like Admirals Cove, the mostly seasonal residents enjoy the protected atmosphere of luxurious country club living.

Club memberships in most of these communities run well over $ 100,000 and joining is mandatory if you purchase a home. Only Jonathan's Landing retains the feature of optional membership to residents.

Another issue facing those longing to live on or with a view of the water is that many of these homes were built over 20 years ago and have the architectural features popular at the time.  Even if upgraded sometime in the past, new owners could well be faced with the task of updating again.

That is unless you consider Bay Colony in Juno Beach.
waterfront condos for sale in Jupiter
Scenic Intracoastal views
Heading south from Jupiter right along the coast you come to Juno Beach, just before North Palm Beach.  Juno is the true beach lovers paradise since some of the condos are located right on the ocean, which is not allowed in Jupiter.  But most of the condo units here are older so Bay Colony offers something not found in too many other places, new construction.

Jupiter condos for sale

And on the 14 acre compound there is a clubhouse next to the pool with a very cool fire pit. On the fabulous winter nights this is certainly the place to be.

Inside the units, you will not find the outdated Mediterranean features or the really outdated, original features found in some of the condos along Celestial Drive.  All the furnishings are light and tropical with a distinct West Indies feel.

Some of the units are being sold with docks which can be leased or sold to other Bay Colony residents.  Ocean access is about 15 minutes away via Jupiter Inlet to the north or slightly further via the Palm Beach Inlet to the south.

If you are looking for some of the limited new construction in the area, let me show you Bay Colony. And if you are looking for the best deals, unlike many agents I grew up in this area and have lived in Jupiter for 25 years so I know the lifestyle here since I live it.  You can reach me at 561-762-4073.

If you want to search homes for sale in this area, get the fastest search results on my website at Coastal Florida Real Estate.