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Juno Beach and Jupiter Inlet on the Atlantic side of Florida offer waterfront homes that are ideal for vacation or retirement.

"Juno Beach is a quiet ocean-front community with a small-town atmosphere tucked neatly between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercostal Waterway," explains Realtor Marilyn D. Peirce ( Air-Conditioning Condensate System, Refrigerant, Condenser Fan (Outdoor Fan), Evaporator Fan (Indoor Fan), Heat Pumps ). "The location makes it ideal for a vacation or retirement retreat as well as a permanent home. Juno Beach triples its population of 2,800 during the winter months. Its proximity to U.S. 1 gives residents easy access to nearby amenities. Condos from $300K to $2Million + and single family homes are nestled around Juno's beautiful lake and pristine beach front community.

"In the last 90 days," says Peirce, "Juno Beach had approximately 27 recorded MLS sales of homes and condos. High-end condo sales range from $1.6M for Pelican Walk and $1.225M - $2.4M for ocean-front condos in Juno Beach; Ocean Royale condo sales and listings range from the mid $600K level to close to $2M. The Beachfront Condo and Alicante are also high-end properties with beautiful views and amenities. Mid-range condos from $250K - $500K can be found at the Horizon, Sea Images and Juno by the Sea North. New Key West-style condos are selling briskly at Juno Ocean Key (US 1) for an average of $400K."

Peirce adds, "Moderately priced single family homes can be found in Juno Isles and the surrounding Juno communities."

Jupiter Inlet

"Jupiter Inlet and Lighthouse have long stretches of unspoiled dog-friendly beaches with jogging, biking, roller-blading, kayaking and endless summer days," says Pierce. "New community developments, lovely oceanside and river country homes, with excellent school systems makes this a highly desirable area for families and youth-oriented individuals.

"The Jupiter area first came to wide-spread public attention when Jonathan Dickinson was shipwrecked on the shores of Jupiter," explains Peirce. "In the 1800's Jupiter's most identifiable landmark, the Jupiter Lighthouse was erected. Rich in history this area has grown into a wonderful small community that encourages outdoor activities throughout its parks, sports activities, residential areas along the waterways, and the many miles of water that meander through the communities. Jupiter is famous for its beautiful beaches, the Loxahatchee River and the Intercostal Waterway. The towns enjoy a vibrant cultural life as the home of the Loxahatchee River Historical Museum and several arts and entertainment festivals. Town and County parks provide recreational facilities for team sports, an aquatic center, and access ramps into the Intercostal Waterway. The towns offer a wide mixture of family residential neighborhoods, condominium and upscale waterfront communities that attract young families, professionals, retirees and seasonal residents.

"Located at the northern end of Palm Beach County, we are 20 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport," says Peirce. "Tri-rail commuter train service, as well as AmTrak service Palm Beach County. PalmTran, offers residents a comprehensive bus route throughout the county. With its distinguished life style, the community foundations and infrastructure, Jupiter Tequesta Juno Beach and Palm Beach County are ideally suited to the business needs of today and the progressive requirements of tomorrow."

"Jupiter has been a very hot seller's market for the past few years," explains Realtor Bill McBrayer . "Currently, we are seeing very strong price appreciation for single-family homes and condos because of the limited number of resales. Plus with the expansion of several large new developments of upscale communities in and around Jupiter, out-of-state migration is forcing prices upward. The market is very strong for homes above $200,000, and the upper end of the market for homes priced from $500,000 to over $1 million dollars is also very good. Listings are on the market for shorter times and usually sold with multiple offers at or very near list price.

"Abacoa Town Center is a must see for both families and retirees. The Ritz-Carlton has opened their model for Club homes in this new development that is sure to be a marquee property for Jupiter. Out west of town, Jupiter Farms is growing very quickly for single-family homeowners that want more land. Jupiter offers many great outdoor activities like boating, challenging golf courses, and public tennis courts. Or ride your bike on A1A along the beach road up through Jupiter Island."

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