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A beachy bungalow reveals plenty of personality and a relaxed laid-back vibe.  However, it can mean much, much more than just living by the beach.   Enchanted coastal living encompasses a way of life – blue skies, sunshine, wonderful beaches, and happy, healthy people.  People living a better lifestyle in a pleasant environment.   

What does waterfront living mean to you?   Is it a custom-built enchanted beach bungalow from the ground up or a snazzy condominium overlooking bright blue Atlantic Ocean views?  Possibly, a magnificent estate overlooking the wide water of the Loxahatchee River or a private, gated waterfront country club community might be your idea of living on the water’s edge.

“Coastal living” is just a tag line after all.  You do…

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The population of the Jupiter area was 145. In 1905 Reverend Dr. Charles P. Jackson started an elementary school for the children of Neptune (Jupiter).  Neptune was the designation for the area and the post office along the Florida East Coast Railroad.   Lighthouse keeper, James Armour, opened the Jupiter Post Office during 1884.  After three years of inactivity, Mary Moore Carlin reopened the Post Office in 1887 at the Jupiter Lifesaving Station, where her husband, Charles Carlin was the keeper.

The good people of this area converted a lifeboat from the battleship U.S.S. Maine and it served as a “school bus” for the children.  Later a ferry service across the Loxahatchee River transported the children until a bridge replaced it in 1911 when a…

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It's no secret that Tiger Woods has not looked like his old self for the past several months. After having surgery on his back in March, the Jupiter Island resident has played in four events. The results aren't what him or any of us would have expected either. He missed the 36-hole cut at the Quicken Loans National, finishing 69th in the Open Championship at Hoylake, withdrew after nine holes in the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Inviational (a non-cut event), and missed the 36 hole cut by six shots this past week at the PGA Championship.

In addition to the golf world taking notice of Tiger's struggles lately, another one that has paid close attention is Tom Watson.

Watson, the captain for the United States in the upcoming Ryder Cup, has a…

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In this area, it is hard not to see a smiling face with the abundant natural beauty of beaches, waterways, and perpetual sunshine!  Ask anyone around here “What is the friendliest city in America?” and the response will probably be their hometown of Jupiter, Stuart, North Palm Beach, or a number of any of the nearby cities.

According to Conde Nast’s annual Reader’s Choice Survey for 2014 via The Palm Beach Post:

#10 friendliest city is Ashville, NC

# 9 friendliest city is Nashville, TN

# 8 friendliest city is Key West, FL

# 7 friendliest city is Jackson Hole, FL

# 6 friendliest city is Fort Worth, TX

# 5 friendliest city is New Orleans, LA

# 4 friendliest city is Telluride, CO

# 3 friendliest city is San Antonio, TX

# 2 friendliest…

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The Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest takes place this SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm in the air conditioned comfort of the South Florida Fairgrounds boasting more than 150 craft beers. Come check it out in the humidity free indoor venue.

Sponsored by 103.1 WIRK Country radio, the beer bash includes the following participating breweries: Delray’s  Saltwater Brewery, Cigar City, Funky Buddha, New Belgium, Brooklyn Brewery, Abita, Ommegang, Terrapin, Holy Mackerel, Magic Hat, Newcastle, Guinness, SweetWater, Kona, Rooney’s, Duvel, Sierra Nevada, and many others.

Adding to the “sudsy vibe”, there will be a “king of the home brew” contest, a gaming area, a silent disco, and live music by Better Than Ezra, Ryan Kinder and County Line Road.

Plenty…

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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, garden burger, or a fresh salad. 

Browse through the restaurant’s new gift shop as you await your lunch or dinner, notice how in the spacious two level restaurant,…

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Tucked into the northernmost corner of Palm Beach County is the beautiful waterfront Town of Jupiter.  Jupiter is blessed with an abundance of water and natural beauty.  Its small town charm is enhanced by the historic Jupiter Lighthouse, which has stood protectively overlooking the Jupiter Inlet for more than 150 years.  To the east lies miles of sandy white Atlantic Ocean beaches with turquoise blue waters.  To the west is “the wild and scenic Loxahatchee River” thought to be one of the last remaining wild river ways in the nation. 

It is here in this quaint seaside town of Jupiter, that the Gulf Stream comes closest to shore in all of the United States.  Anglers worldwide, enjoy the best saltwater and freshwater fishing off our shores. 

Jupiter…

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According to a report released Tuesday by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches the number of single family homes sold last month countywide was 1,636.  That number of sold homes was equal with May 2014, but 21percent higher than the same time last year in 2013.

Statewide, Florida has seen an increase of 5 percent in the median price for a single family home, up from 2013 and an increase of 3 percent from May 2014.  The volume of sales last month was 23,181, a 15 percent annual increase and 1 percent higher than May 2014.

June 2014 marked the 31st  consecutive month in which sale prices rose statewide on an annual measure for both single-family homes and condominiums.

Palm Beach County condominiums sold in June at a 20 percent increase

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 cocha_marina_1488According to the recorded deed, Concha Marina, Ivana Trump’s landmarked oceanfront Palm Beach estate sold last week for $16.6 million dollars. She purchased the home 20 years ago, after her split from ex-husband Donald Trump. 

Mrs. Trump paid $4.4 million for the house in 1994; two years after her divorce became final.

The home is a magnificent Addison Mizner estate with many of the original details intact.  Mr. Mizner was an American resort architect whose Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial Revival style interpretations left an "indelible stamp on South Florida" and continues to inspire architects to present day.

The estate has nine bedrooms with 14,406 square feet of living space.   The Spanish – Mediterranean style house is situated upon a lot…

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A “Fantasy 5” lottery ticket that was sold in Palm Beach Gardens is worth more than $177,000 after Sunday’s, June 20, 2014 drawing, according to Florida Lottery officials.

The ticket was purchased at Publix Market, located at 4101 Hood Road, and is worth $177,632.48.

The winning numbers are 8-10-14-28-33. CONGRATULATIONS to the winner!

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