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One of the major things to consider when buying a home is a city or town’s crime rate. A great website to see such statistics is This will take into consideration both violent and property crimes, as well as overall population, and rate your town or city on a scale of 1 to 100. 100, being the safest, and 1, being the most unsafe.

Many people come to Florida from the Northeast, particularly New York. Here are some crime stats comparing Jupiter to some of New York’s most popular cities:

Buffalo (population 258,703) – Here, the crime is ranked 3/100, with 3196 violent crimes and 13,100 property crimes. The chances of becoming a victim here are 1 in 81.

Rochester (population 10,655) – Ranked 6/100, with 1771 violent crimes

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Jupiter Wonderful People
The moment you exit the airport, the first thing you’ll notice about Florida is the tangible sense of community lingering on the air. Friendly, welcoming faces will greet you, offering to carry your bags or even offer you directions to the exit. And don’t worry if you accidentally bump into anyone on the way to your car or taxi – they will turn and flash you a dazzling smile, wishing you the best in your future endeavors. This is especially true if you have little ones. The elderly, most of all, are the kindest to small children, without doubt remembering the freedoms and wonders they felt at such an age and seeking to create a shining example for impressionable young minds to follow.

And that’s just the beginning. Living in a charming place like

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One of the huge draws to our gorgeous area is, of course, the weather. And given the fact that, according to the New York Times, 8% of all Floridians were born in New York, 4% in Pennsylvania, and 8% in the rest of the Northeast, this is no surprise. In fact, approximately 50,000 New Yorkers move to Florida every year, simply because they are fed up with harsh northern winters. In February of 2015, for example, the average daily temperature in New York was 24.1 degrees, with a fresh new batch of sleet arriving in March.

Not in Florida! The Sunshine State’s average February low in Jupiter is 59 degrees, while the average high is 77. This comes just a month after January, the coolest month of the year, with an average low of 57 and an average high of

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A new site plan has been released for the upcoming new development, Reynold’s Ranch, in Jupiter. By the looks of the new rendering, there will be 30 lots, all spanning anywhere from 1.28 acres to 1.88 acres. The majority of homes will sit on a beautiful lake, and one of the major benefits of the community is that private horse trails meander throughout, with a public horse trail on the outskirts, as well as a Feed Store. Reynold’s Ranch will be conveniently located near a Publix shopping center, shopping, restaurants, and beaches. It can be accessed directly off of Jupiter Farms Road.

Before it was designated as Reynold’s Ranch Real Estate, this area in West Jupiter was rumored to be the gangster hideout of Al Capone in the 1920s, where the

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Abacoa Golf Club, located in the heart of Jupiter in Abacoa, features an immensely popular course designed by famous architect, Joe Lee. The course is surrounded by shimmering lakes and rolling fairways and presents a challenge to players of all skill levels. It also offers one of the highest quality putting surfaces in the entire state of Florida. Not many others courses in Florida feature a variety of elevation changes, which makes the course at Abacoa Golf Club at Jupiter so unique. Also on the premise is the Pro Shop, offering the best in all your golfing needs, from apparel to equipment. The staff is readily available to assist in scheduling start times, rent golf carts, sign up for club storage, and more. There is also a large putting area to

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The Kravis Center, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, is one the most highly acclaimed performing arts establishments in the entire Southeast. It is composed of four venues, including the Alexander W.  Dryfoos, which has 2195 seats, the Jr. Concert Hall, and Rinker Playhouse, and the Helen K. Persson Hall and outdoor Michael and Andrew Gosman Amphitheater, which can seat up to 1400 patrons. The Kravis Center has been open for 22 years, with their number of performances a year climbing to 800, as well as a total attendance level of over 500,000 patrons. There are a number of regionally based arts organizations that utilize the Kravis Center as their home base, including the Miami City Ballet, Palm Beach Opera, and Palm Beach Pops. There will be over

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Abacoa Town Center is an outdoor family oriented shopping complex located in the heart of Abacoa in Jupiter, FL. Town Center is the go-to place, not only for people who live in Abacoa but also those in the surrounding areas. There is so much to do, including a wide variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. There are also many events throughout the year, including concerts, Spring Training, Relay for Life, Food Trucks, Italian fest, Artigras, and many more. Many times, there is something happening each and every day of the week. Between all the restaurants, for instance, there is always a Kids Eat Free Night between Monday and Friday, depending on the restaurant. Spring Training begins March 2nd with the Miami Marlins and St. Louis

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The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall from Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard, Inc. are currently presenting communities countrywide with the opportunity to respectively honor the service men & women of the Vietnam War. The Memorial Wall is at a 60% scale reproduction of the original, which is located in Washington. This event allows local viewers to visit and pay their respects while enjoying the convenience of not having to travel across the country. Standing six feet tall and three hundred feet long, an inscribed chronological list displays over 58,000 Americans we have lost to conflict in Southeast Asia.

Arrival of the wall is scheduled for April 8th, on the FAU campus, where the Jupiter Police Department will escort the delivery & volunteers will

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This Thursday, April 9th, Harbourside Place will be holding a special free concert by American Idol’s own Kellie Pickler. The show starts at 6pm and VIP tickets are available at $50 each. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Kellie introduced herself to the world by auditioning for the 5th season of American Idol and finishing in 6th place, all the while stealing the hearts of many with her southern charm and unassuming personality. She signed to 19 Recordings and BNA Records in 2006, releasing such Billboard Hot Country Songs as “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Things That Never Cross A Man’s Mind.” She went on to release several other chart-topping hits from her second self-titled album, including “Best Days Of Your Life,” a

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John D. MacArthur State Park is located on a front barrier island resting along the Atlantic Ocean. The only state park in Palm Beach County, John D. MacArthur stretches along two miles of gorgeous beaches and is a fantastic location for swimming, snorkeling, and fishing within the Atlantic Ocean’s sparkling blue waters. The park also features various special events throughout the year, certain to draw a crowd, including kid’s programs, guided adventures, MacArthur Under the Moonlight concerts, Summer Camps, other concerts, and more. At the Nature and Welcome Center, visitors can find a wealth of information about the park and whichever current events are taking place. The Beach Outfitters Gift Shop offers a large variety of unique gifts to commemorate

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