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Jupiter is a town in the U.S. state of Florida. It is located in Palm Beach County, 150 miles south east of Orlando and 85 miles north of Miami. The city sits on the border between Palm Beach and Martin Counties, and features over three miles of beaches. An interesting benefit to the cities location is the waters proximity to the Gulf Stream. This is the point in the United States where it comes closest to the shores, keeping the average water temperatures at 78 degrees.
A main component to Jupiter’s economy is based on bio-science. Jupiter is home to Scripps Research Institute. There are several technology companies with office space or facilities in the city to support this industry, including Dyadic Industries International, Florida Pneumatic Manufacturing, Florida Turbine Technologies, Perry Slingsby Systems, and Power Systems Manufacturing. Tourism and eco-tourism are other aspects of Jupiter’s economy.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Jupiter, including several beach parks. One of these is Carlin Park, which offers a protected beach area, and amenities that include bocce ball, tennis, sand volleyball, playgrounds, a running course, picnic areas, shelters with grills, and a café. Another option is DuBois Park, featuring a very unique and historical swimming beach. This beach area is home to the DuBois Pioneer Home on the National Register of Historical Places, and an Indian mound. Amenities at this beach include a protected swimming lagoon, picnic areas, grills, playground, and outdoor showers. Dining options in Jupiter include Guanabanas, Jetty’s, Evo, Food Shack, Jupiter Island Grill, and Hog Snappers Shack & Sushi. Too Bizarre has an elective menu to suit every taste bud and is a great place to grab a drink and socialize with its great atmosphere.
The closest major airport to Jupiter, Florida is Palm Beach International Airport. This airport is in West Palm Beach, Florida and is 21 miles from the town center. Public transportation in Jupiter consists of buses and a free municipal trolley service.