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The sun's setting a little later, the temperatures are getting a little warmer, afternoon rain showers are going to start creeping into the schedule, and the crowds will get a little thinner. Welcome to shoulder season in South Florida. Here are some ways to take advantage of this off-peak stretch before summer.

a sunny day in April in West Palm Beach, Florida

When is Shoulder Season in Florida?

Peak season in South Florida is typically February-April. It's when families take their kids on Spring Break, when adults come down for a late-winter, early spring escape from the snow or freezing rain, when college kids flock to the beaches, and when retirees, snowbirds, or soon-to-be retirees/snowbirds all add to the crowds. 

"Shoulder Season" also known as "off-peak season" happens twice in South…

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When it comes to sunsets in Florida, most people would think of places like Naples or Sanibel Island over on the Gulf. But as the sun begins to fade, painting the sky with shades of orange, red, pink, and purple, there is something truly magical about watching a sunset in Jupiter and Juno Beach. With an abundance of gorgeous coastline, lush parks, and eclectic restaurants, this slice of heaven offers some of the most breathtaking views of the evening sky. Here are the top spots to catch a stunning sunset in the area: 

Jupiter Lighthouse: Perched up high along the Jupiter Inlet, the Jupiter Lighthouse provides the ultimate backdrop for a sunset experience like no other. As golden hour takes over the surrounding park, visitors can climb to the top of the…

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Unfortunately, not every day can be sunny in the Sunshine State. In fact, Florida ranks among the top 5 in wettest states in all the USA. Some might find this as inconvenience, but others find peace and delight when the clouds take over the sky. Whether you loathe the rain or look forward to it, here are some ideas for you to make the most of a rainy day in Palm Beach County. 

There is nothing like a dark, stormy day to get all cozy on your couch and watch the rain fall down outside your window. Picture this: you get your favorite mug out, brew some coffee, and put on a movie or music while you here that constant pitter patter on your rooftop. It is that relaxing feeling when you know you just want to spend all day in your humble abode and do not have…

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In the hustle and bustle of modern life, finding inner peace and focusing on one’s well-being has become a priority for many. One step towards that might be closer than you think; It is living near the ocean. The therapeutic benefits of coastal living extend beyond the picturesque views and sandy shores, influencing both physical and mental health for a better life. 

Firstly, the ocean breeze offers a breath of fresh air. Coastal areas tend to have higher concentrations of negative ions, which can enhance oxygen absorption and improve overall mood. Inhaling sea air has been linked to increased serotonin levels, known as the "feel-good" neurotransmitter, leading to reduced stress and anxiety. 

The sound of ocean waves crashing against the shore also…

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Like many other coastal towns in Florida, Jupiter is no stranger to hurricanes. Overall, as a state, Florida is a hotspot for tropical storms and hurricanes, particularly during the “season”, which typically runs from June to November. To the question of whether Jupiter gets hit by hurricanes, the answer is not a matter of yes or no, but “how often”, “how directly”, or “when was the last major hit?”

a hurricane photographed from space as it approaches Jupiter, Florida

1. Florida’s Historical Perspective on Hurricanes

Florida's history is replete with hurricanes. The state has experienced approximately 500 tropical or subtropical cyclones since people started keeping track. Hurricanes have affected various regions, including Jupiter, at different times. Weather patterns change year to year, and weather cycles bring…

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Nestled in the heart of Hobe Sound, Florida, Jonathan Dickinson State Park is an expansive 11,500 acres, inviting nature enthusiasts to embark on a journey through its diverse ecosystems. The park stands as a testament to Florida's natural beauty, providing a genuine and unfiltered connection with the environment. 

The network of trails within Jonathan Dickinson State Park takes hikers on a journey through pine flatwoods, cypress swamps, and hammocks. The Kitching Creek Nature Trail, in particular, offers a tranquil path, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the simplicity and beauty of the natural surroundings. The unspoiled landscapes and the rich biodiversity truly create an authentic outdoor experience. 

Exploration also awaits those who…

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Having a pool in Florida is almost a necessity. With constant sunshine and tropical weather throughout the year, your pool can become one of the most used parts of your home. Below we will discuss the different styles of pools and from there you can decide which type suits your needs the best. 

Inground Pools: 

Pros: Customizable, durable, adds resale value. 

Cons: Expensive, requires routine maintenance.

Inground pools offer flexibility with three material options – fiberglass, vinyl, or concrete. Fiberglass pools have low maintenance but limited customization, while vinyl pools are cost-effective but may need liner replacement. Concrete pools, though expensive and time-consuming to install, are highly durable. 

Above-Ground Pools:

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Jupiter, Florida is one of the best places to live in the whole country for nature enthusiasts. With its diverse array of hiking trails and natural areas, from wetlands to flatwoods, each place offers a unique experience for those seeking to connect with the outdoors. 

Cypress Creek Natural Area Nestled along Indiantown Road, Cypress Creek Natural Area spans over 2,000 acres of mesic flatwoods, hydric hammock, and blackwater streams. With over 500 plant species and 217 animal species, it is a haven for wildlife lovers. 

Jonathan Dickinson State Park Boasting 11,500 acres, this Florida State Park offers three scenic nature trails, including the Kitching Creek-Wilson Creek Trails and the Hobe Mountain Trail. Explore pine flatwoods, creeks, and enjoy…

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Welcome to the Sunshine State, where warm weather, beautiful beaches, and a laid-back lifestyle define the essence of Florida living. Whether you are a long-time resident or considering a move to this tropical paradise, ensuring your home is equipped with the right amenities can significantly enhance your quality of life. Here, we will explore the top amenities that every Florida home should have, making your living experience both comfortable and enjoyable.

Pool and Outdoor Living Space: Florida's year-round sunshine makes outdoor living a crucial part of daily life. A pool and outdoor living space not only provide the feeling of a permanent vacation, but a refreshing escape from everyday life. Imagine spending lazy weekends by the pool or…

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As the calendar turns over to a new year, many of us embark on a journey of self-improvement through New Year's resolutions. While some may find sticking to these commitments challenging, those lucky enough to call South Florida home have a distinct advantage in achieving their goals. The unique combination of tropical climate, outdoor opportunities, and health-conscious surroundings makes keeping New Year's resolutions a breeze in the Sunshine State. 

One of the most common resolutions involves adopting a healthier lifestyle, and South Florida offers the perfect backdrop for success. With an abundance of sunny days and a year-round warm climate, Floridians have a ton of opportunities to engage in outdoor activities. From morning jogs along the beach…

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