Situated north of Palm Beach Gardens and south of Stuart, the town of Jupiter and the village of Tequesta offer their own history, culture, and the outdoor lifestyle. Home to some of the most prestigious properties in the US, Jupiter and Tequesta still manage to maintain their overall “beach town” ambience. With beautiful beaches, golf courses, the Loxahatchee River, and the Intracoastal Waterway, Jupiter and Tequesta’s residential communities, such as Admirals Cove, offer some of the most desirable views imaginable.
The town has a total area of 21.1 square miles (55 km2), of which 20.0 square miles (52 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) is water.
Jupiter has a trade-wind Tropical rain forest climate. Much of the year is warm to hot in Jupiter, and frost is extremely rare. As is typical in South Florida, there are two basic seasons in Jupiter, a mild and dry winter (November through April), and a hot and wet summer (May through October). Daily thundershowers are common in the hot season, though they are brief.
The city of Jupiter is home to many tropical trees, and the town is known for its lush landscaping around private homes and public parks.
The most notable landmark is the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, completed in 1860. Made of brick, it was painted red in 1910 to cover discoloration caused by humidity. Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 sandblasted the paint from the upper portion of the tower, and the tower was repainted using a potassium silicate mineral coating. The lighthouse is often used as the symbol for Jupiter.