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. 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.
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.


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.


The Ritz, or Trump, a peek behind the gates

When Jack Nicklaus began developing his Bears Club parcel on the border between Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, he also designed and built the golf course on the adjacent parcel which became the centerpiece of the Ritz Carlton complex.  Here estate homes line the quiet fairways and the natural environment is also home to lots of native wildlife including a nesting pair of bald eagles.


Even though these homes were built during the building boom of the early 2000's they lack the heavy Mediterranean influence found in any number of other luxury communities in the area like Mirasol.



And while these estate homes certainly have Tuscany inspired designs they are styled more like those you might find in the wine regions of northern California.  In addition to the estate homes, the Ritz also offered fractional ownership properties.  While conceptually they are similar to time shares, these speak to your personal needs and desires on a whole different level.


Donald Trump recently completed his purchase of the Ritz property and it is now called Trump National Jupiter.  


You can see all homes listed for sale in any of our exclusive clubs by visiting me on the web at:
Coastal Florida Real Estate.

Shrimpin Indian River, north of Jupiter

Everyone loves shrimp!  Remember Forrest Gump and all the varieties of shrimp they talked about? Well, in South Florida you can catch your own.  You usually have to go out at night and here is a great video showing how to go about this.


In Miami, it is not uncommon for shrimpers to catch hundreds in one night when the shrimp are really running.

You can learn more about this great lifestyle along the coast by visiting me at:
https://www.youtube.com/user/richardsites/videos.

Golden Retriever owners meet at Jupiter Beach

The scene around Jupiter is all about waterfront living.  Whether you live in an estate home in Admirals Cove or Jonathan's Landing, a condo on Jupiter Island or just like to hit the beach or go snorkeling there is always a venue for you.

One of the prime features of the famous Jupiter Beach is the fact that it is really "dog friendly". Recently, I came upon a Meet Up group of Golden Retriever owners who had all brought their pets to the beach.  Here's what the scene looked like.


And the beach is really close to every address in Jupiter.  Homes in Abacoa are about 5 minutes away along Donald Ross Road (maybe 10 minutes if you catch the bridge up) and even those way out on the western side of town in Jupiter Farms are only about 15 minutes away.

You can learn more about this great place we call home on My You Tube Channel.