All Blog Entries by Kjerstin Carlson

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Waterfront Properties and Club Communities is thrilled to share the news that our Owner and Managing Partner, Rob Thomson, has been honored with the prestigious Extraordinary Philanthropy Award by Luxury Real Estate (LRE). This honor was presented to Rob during the 26th Annual Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference which took place in Park City, Utah. This award highlights Rob Thomson's remarkable leadership and unwavering commitment to socially responsible causes, marking the second time he has been bestowed with this recognition, the first being in 2018.

Rob Thomson sitting and smiling in the Waterfront Properties and Club Communities Jupiter Office displaying three real estatephilanthropy awards. There are three photos of yachts in the background

Pictured: Rob Thomson in his Jupiter, FL Office

Thomson's deep-seated dedication to making a positive impact within our community shines through in his well-deserved nomination. Here

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Coffee lovers come in many varieties, with an array of preferences that define their coffee-drinking experience. Whether you’re a fan of hot or cold brew, Starbucks or Dunkin’, lattes or plain black coffee, there’s one universal truth: finding a coffee shop you love. Coffee shops aren’t just places to get your caffeine fix; they can be a delightful part of your day. Personally, when I'm on vacation or settling into a new area, my first mission is to explore all the local coffee shops until I discover one that feels like a second home.

Three people drinking lattes in a coffee shop

For many, the day’s trajectory hinges on that first sip of coffee. In Jupiter and Tequesta, where life is intertwined with the waterways and golf courses, that perfect cup of coffee becomes even more essential. Before

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September 17th to 20th, 2023, Realtors at Waterfront Properties and Club Communities attended the 26th Annual Luxury Real Estate Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference, organized by Luxury Real Estate, was a gathering of the world’s top luxury realtors and brokers, allowing our realtors to learn from global market leaders and vendors.

Harrison Allen, David Abernathy, Rob Thomson, and Jack Thomson at the 26th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference

Luxury Real Estate is a global network of realtors and brokers, with 130,000 members across more than 60 countries. Their website – which was featured in Forbes – showcases more million-dollar listings than any other network. Collectively, members of Luxury Real Estate contribute over

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 Stuart, Florida, often referred to as the Sailfish Capital of the World, is a charming small town located along Florida’s Treasure Coast. Conveniently located just North of Palm Beach County, it offers the ideal South Florida lifestyle minus the hustle and bustle. Stuart boasts a wealth of history showcased in city-commissioned museums and educational centers, pristine beaches and water-centric activities, many dining options, and an amazing sense of community. 

House of Refuge in Stuart, Florida

House of Refuge: Stuart, Florida

But don’t just take our word for it – Stuart earned its reputation as the second-best coastal town in the USA in 2023, was named the sixth-best small town in the South by Southern Living, and even earned the title of America's Happiest Seaside Town from

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Discover the incredible rewards of volunteering in Palm Beach County, a fulfilling experience to both locals and visitors! With a wide variety of opportunities available, ranging from health services and veteran support to animal care and beyond, there is something for everyone looking to make a positive impact. Because of the extensive volunteer openings in Palm Beach County, it can be challenging to select a few organizations to dedicate your time and passion. If you find yourself unsure about where to start, below is a list of a few amazing volunteer opportunities in Palm Beach County so that you can leave a lasting impact on the community.

two men embracing each other and smiling at a volunteer event in Palm Beach County, Florida

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit organization dedicated to

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Juno Beach, located in Palm Beach County, Florida, is a charming beach-town known for its beautiful pier and abundant Loggerhead Turtle mating sites. Despite being underrated in the realm of South Florida tourism, Juno Beach offers an idyllic and fantastic place to call home, with a kind and tight-knit community. Its pristine, crystal-clear turquoise water can rival that of Miami and the Keys, making it a snorkeling paradise and an excellent spot to observe various sea creatures, including sea turtles, sharks, and a variety of fish species.

aerial drone view of the Juno Beach Pier in Palm Beach County, Florida with blue water and waves with surfers in the water

If you're considering spending a weekend in this humble beach town, allow us to share a few things to do in Juno Beach, Florida, for the perfect South Florida Day.


1.      Jupiter Off-Leash Dog Beach at

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five golden doodle puppies at Big Dog Ranch Rescue running out of a black door into a grassed field

With the Christmas in July Adoption Event around the corner, it is the absolute perfect time to consider adopting a dog from Big Dog Ranch. Not only will you be welcoming a special new addition to your family, but you’ll be saving a life in the process. Or if you already have a dog and have been thinking about adding a second, third, or even fourth furry friend to your home, now is the ideal time to do so.

On Friday, July 28th Waterfront Properties is hosting our first annual Christmas in July Event from 5pm to 8pm in which we will be underwriting $10,000 of adoption fees at Big Dog Ranch Rescue. During this event, Palm Beach County community members will have the opportunity to adopt a dog without any adoption fees. So even if you are just

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Waterfront Properties & Club Communities is excited to present our first annual Christmas in July Adoption Event! We warmly invite all community members to embrace the true spirit of Holiday giving this summer by adopting a lovable dog or puppy at Big Dog Ranch Rescue, with adoption fees - up to $10,000 - covered by Waterfront Properties. We are grateful for the generous support of Rob Thomson, owner of Waterfront Properties and Vice President of Big Dog Ranch Rescue, who is underwriting $10,000 in adoption fees. With this contribution, we aim to make it easier than ever for every attendee to open their hearts and homes to a furry companion.  

During the heartwarming gathering, attendees have the opportunity to interact with the adorable dogs at

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Golf bag on a green golf course with clubs

When it comes to golf, nobody does it better than The Palm Beaches. With an average annual temperature of 86.4 degrees Fahrenheit and an astounding 235 sunny days a year, golfers can practice their drive just about every day of the year, making it a true golfers paradise. Palm Beach County pro­udly boasts some of the most acclaimed golf courses worldwide, drawing enthusiasts from far and wide. Golf Digest confirms an impressive total of 68 courses within a 15-mile radius of the charming town of Jupiter. Among these, 11 public courses and 51 private courses cater to a diverse range of players, ensuring that every golfer finds their perfect fairway.


Golfing in Palm Beach County

The Palm Beaches have also become a familiar ground for the PGA

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Hot yoga has become an increasingly popular practice in Jupiter, Florida, infusing traditional yoga poses with elevated temperatures. As the heat intensifies, so does the chance to delve deeper into your practice, enhance flexibility and detoxify your body and soul. Beyond its mental and physical benefits, it also burns calories at a much higher rate compared to non-heated yoga sessions. 

 an outdoor yoga studio in Jupiter, Florida. multiple women doing a lunge with arms lengthened


Styles of Hot Yoga:

Hot yoga can be incorporated into various styles of yoga, with Bikram, Vinyasa, and Power hot yoga being the most common. Bikram yoga is consistently practiced in a heated environment, whereas Vinyasa and power yoga classes can be conducted in heated, hot, or non-heated settings. Warmer (headed) yoga sessions typically take place

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