Welcome to Tequesta, Florida!

Jupiter Tequesta and Juno Beach are rich in history. The earliest known records date back to 1565 when the Spanish first came to this area finding the Jega Indians living along the banks of the Inlet and river. The Jupiter area first came to wide spread public attention when Jonathan Dickinson was shipwrecked on the shores of Jupiter. In the 1800's Jupiter's most identifiable landmark, the Jupiter Lighthouse was erected.

Rich in history this area has grown into a wonderful small community that encourages outdoor activities throughout its parks, sports activities, residential areas along the waterways, and the many miles of water that meander through the communities. Jupiter is famous for its beautiful beaches, the Loxahatchee River and the Intracoastal Waterway. The towns enjoy a vibrant cultural life as the home of the Florida History Center & Museum and several arts and entertainment festivals. Town and County parks provide recreational facilities for team sports, an aquatic center, and access ramps into the Intracoastal Waterway.

The towns offer a wide mixture of family residential neighborhoods, condominium and upscale waterfront communities that attract young families, professionals, retirees and seasonal residents.

Located at the northern end of Palm Beach County, we are 20 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport. Tri-rail commuter train service, as well as AmTrak service Palm Beach County. PalmTran, offers residents a comprehensive bus route throughout the county.

With its distinguished life style, the community foundations and infrastructure, Jupiter Tequesta Juno Beach and Palm Beach County are ideally suited to the business needs of today and the progressive requirements of tomorrow.


In 1955, a bridge tender was asked by Charles Martyn to describe the area that is now the Village of Tequesta. His terse reply was, "It’s just a jungle."

Inspired by the bridge tender’s description, Martyn asked for a tour of the area. As the two men traveled the Inlet and Intracoastal by boat, Martyn was immediately intrigued by the beauty and potential of the area. He bought 86 acres on Jupiter Island where he developed the Jupiter Inlet Colony.

While excavating the site, Martyn’s crew unearthed an Indian mound filled with artifacts. Martyn’s interest in Indian history led him to research the mound’s contents. Later speculation was that the mound belonged to an encampment of Tequesta Indians encroaching on the native Jega Indians. Martyn was convinced of this and named an area he was developing west of the Intracoastal after the Tequesta tribe. That development, now known as the Tequesta Country Club, was later incorporated as the Village of Tequesta

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