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 — the late actor, director, and producer known for his starring roles in classic films like Smokey and the Bandit and The Cannonball Run — once called Jupiter “the best place in the world” and it was clear that he meant it. During his decades-long residency in the area, Reynolds established a 153-acre ranch in Jupiter Farms, a private dinner theater (now known as the Maltz Jupiter Theatre), and a museum once billed as “Florida’s largest celebrity museum.” Reynolds passed away at Jupiter Medical Center in 2018 at the age of 82.
Celine Dion, the internationally-renowned singer known for hit songs including “Because You Loved Me” and Titantic theme song “My Heart Will Go On” became a staple of the Jupiter Island community after building a custom, 11,000 square foot resort home with her late husband in 2010. Although Dion listed the impressive property in 2014, her home will live on after being reportedly purchased by an American buyer in 2017.
Rap-rocker Robert James Ritchie, known professionally as Kid Rock, began his career in 1990 but rose to fame in 1999 with the hit song “Bawitaba.” After many years of touring and headlining sold out shows including the Super Bowl stage and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Kid Rock settled down in the gorgeous Town of Jupiter Inlet Colony with the purchase of a $3.2M ocean view house.
Prior to selling his property in 2013, country star Alan Jackson only lived part-time in his 7-bedroom Mediterranean-style Jupiter Island villa. But during his 10-year residency, this country star had a big impact on the area’s fame, elevating Jupiter’s already famous Square Grouper Tiki Bar to new heights when he filmed his “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” music video alongside Jimmy Buffet at the waterfront venue.
She might have once spent her “Summer Nights” with Danny Zuko in cult-classic film Grease but beginning in 2009, Olivia Newton-John and husband John Easterling began spending all of their nights on Jupiter Island after purchasing a 4-bedroom plantation-style home with property overlooking the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. The couple eventually sold the home in 2016 to a Swedish advertising executive but Grease fans can still delight in the occasional sighting because she didn’t move far, just up the road to a beautiful condominium unit also on Jupiter Island.
PGA Pro-Golfer Rickie Fowler was born in Murrieta, CA but the then 21-year-old phenom relocated to Jupiter, FL in 2010 after launching his career as the number one ranked amateur golfer in the world in 2007 and 2008. “I like the laid-back feel, a good place to hang out,” he once said when asked what he loves about the area.
When spending his downtime in Jupiter, Fowler also likes to hang with famous friends and made headlines in 2017 after being spotted having lunch at Jupiter’s famous Guanabanas Restaurant with pop singer Justin Bieber.
Are you a homebuyer or home renter looking for the perfect mix of relaxed atmosphere and exciting neighbors? Look no further than Jupiter. Contact the realtors at The Simmonds Team: Compass today to find a house for sale or house for rent that’s perfect for you.