The Simmonds Team

Happy holidays from Jupiter, Florida!  Our sunny days are now somewhere in the low to mid 80’s, the humidity has tapered, and gentle breezes tickle the palm fronds like whiskers on kittens.  We here at The Simmonds Team, Compass can’t wait for Christmas and so with great anticipation, these are a few of our favorite things…

With all of the amazing ways to celebrate the holidays in our area, we simply don’t have time to dream of a white Christmas…but if the thought crosses our minds, a quick trip to CityPlace at Rosemary Square will provide snowflakes that stay on your nose and eyelashes.  Snow machines regularly blow big white flakes upon the crowds that gather to shop, dine and rock around the Christmas Tree to the lively music of local bands.  “Trust

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As you know, most of us here at the Simmonds Team are transplants from the north.  One common question that we all get from the friends and family that we’ve left behind is “Don’t you miss the fall?”  Although there are some sentimental ties to apple picking and colorful leaves, we haven’t been here long enough to forget that after fall, comes winter!

Though Florida may lack extreme physical change between seasons, Jupiter’s residents more than make up for it with spirit!  Our communities transform from perfectly manicured landscaping and beautifully maintained homes to nothing short of Spookyville!   Front porches are adorned with larger than life spiders, bats and haunting mechanical creatures.  Skeletons pop up from lawns in makeshift front yard

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2019 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It’s been a year of celebrating and reflecting just how far we’ve come since July 20, 1969. From further space exploration to plans to reach Mars, a new age of space travel is coming.

Speaking of space, it’s hard not to look up Jupiter, Florida and end up with articles of the planet Jupiter.  Interesting fact: the town and planet were NOT named after one another. However, it is hard to bypass the articles on google once you are already there. Just recently the planet Jupiter officially named all 5 moons surrounding the planet.

Lucky enough for Floridians who have an interest in outer space, NASA is right in our backyard. Here’s a list of possible day or weekend trips for the whole family

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When you live this close to the ocean, fine seafood will be the plat du jour for sure. But restaurants in Jupiter, FL aren’t just serving the same old blackened grouper and sushi. 

Celebrities and world-class chefs alike are bringing their new restaurants to Jupiter, FL and impressing locals with creations like snapper banh mi, pan seared chorizo mussels, and hand-cut steaks. 

From Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan to dozens of well known executive chefs, you won’t be disappointed by the all-star talent serving up delicious dishes around every corner. Just let The Simmonds Team: Compass help you rent or purchase your own Jupiter home so you can have access to them all!

Here are just a few of the top rated restaurants in Jupiter:

1. The Woods

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Beautiful palm trees, idyllic beaches, and celebrities mingling with everyday residents. Sound familiar? No, we’re not talking about Los Angeles. We’re talking about Jupiter, FL, a beautiful place to call home. And if this month’s Hometown Dates episode of The Bachelorette taught us anything, it’s also a great place to catch a few celebrity sightings.

From country-star Alan Jackson to Celine Dion to the late, great Burt Reynolds, many of Hollywood’s rich and famous choose to settle down in Jupiter, FL and enjoy the same luxuries that The Simmonds Team: Compass can help you find in your next home.  Here are just a few:

Burt Reynolds:

Burt Reynolds — the late actor, director, and producer known for his starring roles in classic films like Smokey and

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June in Jupiter, FL doesn’t just signal the beginning of summer beach season — because residents have the luxury of year-round beach weather — it also signals the end of the school year. With two months until the new school year begins, it’s the perfect time to purchase or rent a new home that’s zoned for the school you want your student enrolled in.

If this sounds like your plan, you’re certainly not alone. According to a study published by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in 2017, 26% of home buyers consider the quality of zoned schools when looking for a new home.

Jupiter residents are lucky to enjoy a wide array of great schools, from local public schools to private montessori or religious institutions, there’s no shortage of great options

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In Jupiter, FL, we take the saying “We live where you vacation” to a whole new level, making it an entire lifestyle.

So even after a long week working along the scenic coast or deeper within Jupiter’s idyllic communities, residents often enter the weekend feeling rejuvenated by the sunshine and salt air and ready to relax. But where?

That’s just one of the areas in which we can add value. Your home realtors at The Simmonds Team: Compass are more than just realtors, we’re long-time residents and we — along with our partners — know all of the best local spots, including those perfect for date night. Here are our top picks:

Grab The Best Burger in Town:

From seafood to Southern fried biscuits, Jupiter, FL is home to many wonderful restaurants but when

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With only 65,000 residents, Jupiter, FL can be known as a quiet town perfect for daytime outings along the beautiful seaside coast. But ask any local and you’ll soon learn that Jupiter can also be a popular destination for night-time adventures with the whole family.

Your friends at The Simmonds Team: Compass aren’t just your home realtors, we’re also moms and dads who know Jupiter’s family hot spots better than the rest. Here are some of our top picks to create the perfect family date night on Indiantown Road.

Hit Up a New Hot Spot for Dinner:

Bolay is a Florida-based eatery known for its fresh, bold, gluten-free, and nutrient-rich ingredients. Opened just two months ago, the Jupiter location on West Indiantown Road is the latest hotspot for

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With their iconic features and rich history, lighthouses are popular day-time destinations for visitors — and even residents! — of coastal towns. Your home realtors at The Simmonds Team, Keller Williams Jupiter promise that the one at Jupiter Inlet is sure to delight people of all ages.

From its bold, red color and beautiful waterfront view to its ground-floor museum and guided tours, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum has 5,000 years of regional history just waiting to be explored.

Whether you bring the whole family or make this a solo trip, an outing to the Jupiter Lighthouse and the surrounding area is worth a whole day. So take some time to explore what’s available on-site and around town. Here are your Jupiter Realtor’s top recommendations for a

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Trust your Jupiter realtors: Spring Training is an experience you won’t want to miss. So slather on your sunscreen and don your favorite jerseys, because the St. Louis Cardinals, along with local favorite Miami Marlins, are set to begin their Spring Training schedules at Jupiter’s Roger Dean Stadium next week.

The St. Louis Cardinals began training at the Abacoa facility during the Stadium’s 1998 inaugural year. This year, the team is slated to host 15 games at Roger Dean Stadium against big league teams like the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, and Houston Astros.

Super fans looking for even more action off the field and in between games can check out a full squad workout on the stadium’s backfields.

Expect a busy season this year! In 2018, the

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