Let’s face it. Living in a big city isn’t for everyone. Big metropolitan areas are notoriously bad for being polluted, overpriced, hard to get around, and overall just a bit too hectic for the average person. But then, at the same time, living in a small town where it seems that nothing ever really happens isn’t an ideal situation either. Where’s the healthy middle in this equation? Suburbs, that’s it. Sandwiched between Port St.Lucie and Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter has been climbing up the ranks of the best suburban areas in the Miami area to live in, now settling to the #2 spot quite comfortably.
Jupiter does have one very obvious attribute going for it, and that’s the fact that it’s right on the ocean. A 60,000 resident city with enough to keep most people entertained, Jupiter is noted for its low crime rate. As far as violent crimes are concerned, Jupiter’s rate is approximately half of the national average for robbery, assault, and rape. Murder occurs at a rate of 0 per 100,000 residents compared to the national average of 6 per 100,000 residents. Burglary and auto-theft are both at around half of the national average, while petty theft occurs at a rate of 1,615 per 100,000 residents compared to the national average of 2,043. These numbers are very significant and have made Jupiter a prime destination for families looking for a safe place to raise their children. While petty theft is one of the few crimes that isn’t at half the national average or less, if you make sure not to make yourself a target, or leave goods unattended, you won’t have to worry much about any potential swiping.
The low crime rate is directly tied to the affluence of the area. With a median household income of $76,687, the majority of Jupiter’s residents are educated individuals and, in general, upstanding members of society. Education is prized in Jupiter, with 14 of the 71 public schools being given an A by the town-grading website Niche.
What’s it like actually living there, though? Well, it’s a town with firmly entrenched family values. As such, a lot of the main activities are very wholesome and help to develop someone’s connection with the land on which they live. Bike trails and hiking trails can be found with distinct ease, and some fun on the water is seldom more than a 30-minute adventure away. A large number of residents are doing what they can to preserve the natural beauty of the area and avoid any man-made changes to the climate of the region, which is described as one of the most ideal in all of South Florida for its perfect humidity level and temperature.
Sounds like a place you can get behind? Well, 72% percent of residents own their house in Jupiter. There’s no reason why you can’t either. A reputable company like Echo Fine Properties can help work with your budget to set you up with a Jupiter dream home.