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The “Sunshine State” consistently remains a top pick in many of the “best states to retire in” lists.  South Florida offers endless opportunities from upscale beachfront city living, to leisure riverfront. Choose from Atlantic Ocean deep sea fishing charters or lazy days paddling on a kayak through Jonathon Dickinson State Park or endless days of golf or sunning at the beach.  

Market Watch of the Wall Street Journal named Florida as the seventh best state for retirement.  The reasons it remains high on the list:  There is no income tax!  In addition, there is good property tax protection for full time residents against increases.  www.topretirements.com `

Yahoo Finance concurs, citing MoneyRates.com “Best States to Retire in Now”.  Florida boasts

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More than 1600 students a year are touched each year by the ART COUNCIL of MARTIN COUNTY.  They provide a wide variety of programs that benefit the community through the arts.  The Council believes that educating the youth of the community about art is vitally important to their creativity and thusly strengthening their leadership skills and aiding their academic development. 

The ART COUNCIL also teams up with Martin Memorial Hospital and encourages of the advantages of art helping heal hearts, minds, and bodies.  They have assisted Alzheimer’s patients, along with arts therapists, in the adult care program. 

Learn more about the great events taking place this year at The Arts Council of

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Sign up now for the PALM BEACHES MARATHON & RUN FEST.  $20.00 from your marathon race entry will be donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Efforts.  You must register between November 4th and November 30th for a portion of your race entry fee to be donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Efforts. 

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Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 2, 2012.  Start time is 6:30a.m.  The 2011 marathon winner finished the race in approximately 2 hours and 46 minutes (2:46:06 )!  A seven-hour time limit is placed on the marathon for safety and timely reopening of streets along the Flagler Drive waterfront and Palm Beach.  Early starts are prohibited and they will be eliminated.   Enjoy a beautiful day running along the waterfront and know you

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Located at 1511 North Old Dixie Highway in Jupiter, SHIPWRECK BAR and GRILLE is receiving rave reviews!  Patrons are continuing to compliment the pirate and galleon ship themed restaurant by returning to the sports bar with friends.  The family friendly restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious entrees on the menu.  Specialty dishes from under the sea include lobster, crab, and oysters.  Landlubbers will find satisfaction with a juicy steak or hamburger.  If you are interested in something lighter, perhaps the chef could entice you in a fresh cup of chowder and a fish sandwich, “po boy”, or a salad. 

photo-25_403Browse through the restaurant as you await your lunch or dinner, notice how in the spacious two level restaurant, appears the deck a Spanish galleon

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Hybrid weather monster Frankenstorm Sandy has left an indelible mark on friends and family in the North East.  Postponing many anticipated trips south to seasonal homes in South Florida.  If we, the real estate specialists in your community, here at Waterfront Properties and Club Communities, can offer any sort of service to clients, please reach out.  We are happy to be of assistance.  

Jupiter Office:  561-746-7272 

North Palm Beach Office:  561-626-7272

Stuart Office:  772-287-7676

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Jupiter Agents

Susan Turner and Joan Thomson
Specializing in only Jupiter Island Homes & Lots

Rob Thomson (Rob, Sheri Carter & Bill Mate)
Specializing in Admirals Cove

Erik Pariseleti
Specializing in Tequesta (off water)

Gina Pelcher
Specializing in

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Waterfront Properties and Club Communities is pleased to announce its connection with the November Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Month campaign.   In an effort to raise awareness and inform you of some common symptoms that may be warning signs of Type 1 Diabetes. Knowing the warning signs for Type 1 Diabetes could save a life.  Some common symptoms are extreme thirst, frequent urination, sugar in urine, sudden weight loss, among others.  Please contact your doctor immediately if you or a loved one exhibits one or any of these symptoms suddenly.  More information may be obtained on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation website located at www.JDRF.org.  

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Locally, in our Jupiter area, there many events that will honor National Diabetes Awareness

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Despite Hurricane Sandy, vigil was maintained at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  The United States Army handed out the above photo on Monday morning, October 29, 2012, in the face of Hurricane Sandy.  The photo was taken before Arlington National Cemetery closed because of the storm.   The U.S. Army’s 3rd. Infantry Regiment has kept continuous watch over the marker in Northern Virginia since 1948 without ever missing a second!

The marker memorializes an unknown World War I soldier who was laid to rest in 1921.  Frequently, visitors overlooked the marker and stepped upon it or set up picnic blankets on top of it.  The military eventually stationed a guard at the site.  Soldiers who stand guard at the memorial undergo nine months of synchronized

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Mark your calendars for the historic 50th Annual Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Release Tournament. Since 1963, the “Buc Cup” has been a mainstay of South Florida’s energetic and lively sport fishing tournament scene. This year’s tournament marks the fiftieth anniversary of the “Buc Cup” being the one of the oldest continuously run billfish tournaments in the world!

 

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The dates for the event are January 23-26, 2013. Beginning with the captains meeting to be held at the Buccaneer Restaurant on Singer Island and concluding with the awards banquet to be held at the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach! Sign up for three days of world-class fishing and support a worthy cause! All details, information and sign up is available online at www.buccaneercup.com or

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Homes in the Florida Keys

What comes to mind for you when you think of Florida, the beaches, warm ocean, sunny weather? Most of south Florida’s real estate posses all of these fabulous qualities, but no one can deny the pinnacle is the Florida Keys! 

With over 1,700 small islands, the Florida Keys is a myriad of beauty, wildlife and the ideal Florida lifestyle. The world famous chain of islands cascade down the eastern coast of Florida and begin with Key Largo to Islamorada, Marathon to Big Pine Key and finally Key West.  

Key Largo is the northernmost key and is just an hour drive south of Miami. This key is renowned for having some of the most incredible wildlife in the state. Key Largo is home to America’s first undersea state park, The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State

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The Palm Beach Gardens Recreation & Parks Division will make a splash Oct. 27 when it sponsors the fourth-annual Family Pumpkin Dive.

Those who want to take home a traditional orange gourd in time for Halloween are invited to come to the Aquatic Complex at 4404 Burns Road at 3 p.m. to dive in and claim a pumpkin. There will be 100 pumpkins available.

Participants are welcome to carve and decorate their jack o’lanterns-to-be before taking them home.

Cost is $5 for residents and $6 for nonresidents. For information, call 561-630-1100.

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