The story of Jupiter Island begins in the early 1800s, when a land grant was given to Don Eustabio Gomez in 1815. Gomez sold a portion of this grant when he left for Cuba, leaving the remaining portion, which included Jupiter Island, to be sold to a group of Englishmen, who intended to develop it into a pineapple plantation. After the sale, a severely destructive winter ruined the crop. Averting financial disaster, the future saw the building of a bridge at the north end of the Island, making it easily accessible, and a small hotel and cottages built as a winter getaway for northerners. After a crash during the Great Depression, Jupiter Island saw a resurgence in 1944 when the Jupiter Island Residents Committee was founded. Land at the south end of the Island was given to The Nature Conservancy and 500 acres at the north end is also a National Wildlife Refuge.
Jupiter Island, in Martin County, is an exclusive barrier island between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Fantastic boating, fishing, beautiful beaches, lush surroundings and unspoiled natural beauty abound as well as being home to Blowing Rocks Preserve and Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. There is a permanent population around 650 residents, which rises during “The Season” to 1800.
Boasting exquisite home sites and one of a kind estates, the promise of privacy and world class homes has been irresistible to people of types. For golfers, athletes and prominent business people, Jupiter Island is recognized as one of the most affluent and private locations in the world, offering top notch security, seclusion and tranquility along the scenic tree lined streets.
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