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The little beach town of Hobe Sound has quite a few interesting features and tales you may never have heard of. Here are 10 interesting facts about beautiful Hobe Sound:

1. The town was named after the Native American tribe that resided in the area in the 1600s. The Jobe and Tequesta Indians (hence where the neighboring town of Tequesta also got its name) were discovered when a British cargo ship, The Reformation- carrying sugar, rum, beef, and molasses from Jamaica to New England- sank off the north end of the Jupiter Inlet. Captain Jonathan Dickinson and his crew of 25 men befriended the natives and gave Hobe Sound its name in their honor in 1699. 

2. In the early 1900s, Hobe Sound was also known as "Olympia" because the 12,000 acres of the…

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Whether you’re a transplant or a native, there is plenty about South Florida’s history that you probably don’t know. Here are some interesting facts about South Florida’s colorful history.

Florida Houses the Nation’s Oldest City

St. Augustine, settled by Europeans in 1565, is commonly called the nation’s oldest city.

A Great Place for Birding

The Great Florida Birding Trail is a statewide network of 510 wildlife viewing sites found along a flyway for migrating birds.

Florida Houses the Country’s Largest Wetland Area

The Florida Everglades, containing 1.5 million acres of sawgrass, marshes, mangrove forests, hardwood hammocks and wetlands, is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.

The Theme Park Capital

Florida…

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Landscaping the Florida-Friendly way means using low maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. Here are a few of the ways you can improve your home’s landscaping.

Water infrequently but thoroughly

Most lawns need about 3/4 to 1 inch of water once per week, or once every two weeks when the weather cools. Water can come from rain, or from irrigation. Infrequent but deep watering encourages deep rooting, as well as healthier and hardier plants with a greater tolerance for drought.

Water at the right time of day

Water early in the day, especially in warmer weather, when evaporation rates are lowest.

Watch your lawn instead of a schedule or calendar

Your lawn needs watering when:

  • Grass blades are folded in half

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse sits on top of a midden shell mound on the northern side of the Jupiter Inlet. The location in Jupiter was chosen in 1853 when Congress authorized the construction. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is located between the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse to the north and the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse to the south. 

The Jupiter Lighthouse project was assigned and designed to George Gordon Meade, a young Army Lieutenant. The Lighthouse was one of six Florida lighthouses assigned to Meade before being completed under the supervision of Lieutenant William Raynolds. Raynolds improved the final design by increasing the height of the lighthouse tower to 105 feet and doubled the masonry wall for protection. 

The Lighthouse tower was…

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Palm Beach County is the third-most populous county in the Sunshine State. It continues to grow with the influx of homeowners wishing to live in a tropical destination in the continental United States.  Palm Beach County was named after one of its oldest settled areas in Florida and was created in 1909, after splitting from Dade County. It is the wealthiest per-capita county in Florida.

1) The average annual temperature is 78 degrees and almost 250 days of sunshine yearly.   The American Lung Association’s latest report on national air quality stated that Palm Beach County only averages one day a year of smog!                               

2) Palm Beach County School District has the eighth-highest graduation rate in the United States. It…

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Here are some fun facts about Palm Beach County that you may not know.

Ocean & Beaches

The county has 47 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline with a close proximity to the Gulf Stream which gives the ocean a nice refreshing temperature year-round. A diver's dream, there are 20 natural reefs to explore near the shoreline plus dozens of artificial reefs and shipwrecks. The Atlantic coast is nicknamed the Gold Coast because of shipwrecks dating back to the 1800s which still lures treasure hunters in search of gold from sunken Spanish galleons. North Palm Beaches are important sea turtle nesting sites with anywhere from 14-17,000 nests counted every season. The four-mile stretch of Singer Island alone accounts for 5 percent of the world's Loggerhead…

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There is a lot to love about Palm Beach County. Here are 10 fun facts that you may not know about one of the nicest places under the sun.

Plenty of Parks

Palm Beach County operates 81 parks that offer more than 8,000 acres of land for exploration by bicycle, boat, foot or horse. Other amenities include athletic facilities, campsites and interpretive centers.

Courts and Courses

In excess of 160 golf courses and 1,000 tennis courts—both public and private—are available for club and racket-wielding locals to get their respective game on.

Give Me Some Sugar

Eighteen percent of the nation’s sugar is grown on 400,000 acres of cane fields, whose soil is called “black gold” because of its fertility.

Not A Lot of Snow

The average winter…

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Whether you’re a long-time resident or a South Florida transplant, there’s a lot about Palm Beach County that you probably don’t know. Here are 5 fun facts about the Palm Beaches.

A Rail of a Tale

The entire stretch of Florida’s East Coast Railway ran from Key West to Palm Beach opened access to travel and shipping throughout the entire state. Originally called Flagler’s Folly, this stretch of railroad is what earned Henry Flagler his title of the “inventor of modern-day Florida.” 

Humble Beginnings

1909 is the year that marked Palm Beach as the 47th county in Florida. Today, our beautiful county is home to 1.3 million residents spread amongst 38 different municipalities. One of the smallest municipalities being the village of Cloud Lake…

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There are plenty of reasons to purchase a home in South Florida, especially in Palm Beach County. Here are a few of the main ones:

Outdoor Lifestyle

With 47 miles of Atlantic coastline, having a cold one in the sun with friends is a weekend favorite for locals. The clear blue waters make the beaches look picture perfect and with an average temperature of 78 degrees, most any day is a beach day. Having clean water with such easy access is a gateway to fun activities that many people do not get to enjoy elsewhere. These things include deep-sea fishing, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, jetskiing, surfing, parasailing, and much more. Other outdoor activities like biking, hiking, and horseback riding can be done at one of the many parks or nature…

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When it comes to youth sports, South Florida is one of the best areas to live in the entire country. Schools and organizations like JTAA keep kids on the field (and court) year-round. For parents in South Florida wondering about the benefits of getting their kids into youth sports here are just a few important reasons why we think you should.

Work Ethic

There are very few things in early childhood more rewarding than seeing your skills improve as a result of your hard work. If your kid wants to get better at a particular sport, the recipe is simple: practice! Sports can help teach kids the work it takes to achieve their goals both on and off the court.

Youth Sports Develop Self-Esteem

A high-five, pat on the back, thumbs up, or even a nod…

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