Jupiter, FL Provides a Great Home for History Buffs

Filed in What's Hot? by on September 6, 2017

Florida is well known for its historical places, but the residents of Jupiter are particularly close to several places of historical interest.  Even before the English arrived in 1763, the areas surrounding Jupiter were home to Native Americans who had access to the vast resources and mild climate of Southeast Florida. In fact, the areas surrounding Jupiter shows signs of habitation that date back at least 5,000 years!

Jupiter real estate is still desirable for many of the same reasons, and the same bodies of water that residents from generations past loved are still popular with the people that live here today. Jupiter has a diverse history, partly because of its unique ecosystem, and many neighborhoods incorporate the rich culture and wildlife of the area into their landscape.

Jupiter’s Past                                                

Communities like Jupiter Inlet Colony overlook  some of Florida’s historical attractions. This stunning little town is not only steps away from the water, it was also voted the safest town in Florida in 2016. It’s also within sight of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. This landmark attracts visitors from around the globe. Building of the lighthouse was authorized by congress in 1853, and it was completed in 1860. Between the time when it was first lit and 1839, over 70 keepers tended to the lighthouse. Military personnel tended to it until 1987, when it was automated.

The Dubious Pioneer home was built in 1898. It is one of the last historic homesteads of its kind in North Palm Beach County. This South-Florida Pioneer homestead was built on a Native American shell rock mound and is considered to be an important historic and archeological site.

A bit further north, and just south of the quaint Hobe Sound area is Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Trapper Nelson, known as the “Wildman of the Loxahatchee” set up his homestead here in the 1930s, and Florida acquired his land after his death in the late 1960s. Ranger-guided tours are available of Trapper Nelson’s homestead. US Army Camp Murphy, a secret radar training school, was established within an area that is now on park grounds in 1942. Over the course of 2 years over 6,000 military personnel lived here. Some of the building foundations still remain.

Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park was the site of the last great battle of the Second Seminole War. Prehistoric and historic habilitation sites are found nearby and active preservation of the park is protecting these historical landmarks. There are plenty of opportunities for locals to experience history, right here at home!

Jupiter is also within easy driving distance to landmarks around the state of Florida. Just under a four hour drive away is historic St. Augustine. An easy day or weekend trip, this city is famous for its attractions and its beach. Head south to visit the nearly 75 unique properties on the National Register of Historic Places.

Jupiter’s Future

Though Jupiter has grown throughout the years, it still maintains its historic charm. From the small-town feel of the master-planned community of Abacoa to the sprawling acreages of Jupiter Farms, this community has something to offer for just about everyone.

History buffs here in Jupiter are close to the Jupiter Campus of Florida Atlantic University, but there is also plenty of enjoyment to be had by the entire family. Jupiter is also home to recreational areas, parks, baseball spring training and minor league action and of course, the beach!

Learn More About Jupiter Real Estate

Ready to learn more? We can’t wait to show you around Jupiter and the Treasure Coast. We’ve worked in the area for a long time and we’ll help you find your starter home or your dream home. Trust the team at the Lillian Realty Group to help you buy or sell your home. Contact us today to get started. You can also sign up for updates and news on our home page. History Buffs, get ready to pack your bags!

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