Because it is right in the middle of Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, all residents appreciate the short skip to high-end retail shops, the Gardens Mall, Harbourside in Jupiter, and numerous restaurants including local favorites Captain Charlie’s, Kee Grill, the Thirsty Turtle, and Juno Beach Café.
Juno Beach is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of its natural environment, an attribute that residents proudly protect. The town is also characterized by its ample walking trails, numerous parks and its 990 foot pier. The Juno Beach Park Pier is a great place to take a leisurely stroll, fish, or simply sit and take in the surrounding beauty. Just north of the pier, residents can enjoy spending time with their dogs at the pet-friendly beach. South of the pier is Seminole Landing, one of the nation’s most prestigious golf course communities. Developed in 1929 by E.F. Hutton, Seminole Landing is an oceanfront community with a unique combination high elevation, mangroves, and waterfront. The golf course was designed by legendary golfer Donald Ross and is widely known for its difficulty and mystique. The private club does not host any tournaments and, unless a member of the club, even the most decorated golf professionals find it difficult to get a tee time. Famous Americans including Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, Pastor Billy Graham, and golf icons Sam Sneed, Arnold Palmer, and Ben Hogan have all had the honor of walking the green. In fact, Ben Hogan once proclaimed that if he were “a young man going on the pro tour, I’d try to make arrangements to get on Seminole. If you can play Seminole, you can play any course in the world.” Though few people have the luxury to play at Seminole Landing, Juno Beach residents can tee up at nearby municipal courses including North Palm Beach Country Club and Abacoa Golf Club, both highly praised public courses.
Perhaps Juno Beach is best known for the Loggerhead Marine Life Center and Manatee Lagoon, an eco-discovery center sponsored by Florida Power and Light (FPL). The Loggerhead Center is a refuge for injured sea turtles and for young hatchlings who did not make it out sea. Marine doctors rehabilitate the turtles and then release them back into the ocean. The center is open to the public and hosts educational seminars, conservation programs, camps, story-time for tots, and seasonal events throughout the year. FPL’s Manatee Lagoon is open to the public at no charge but does require advance registration. The eco-center offers weekly story-time for children as well as tours, yoga classes, and learning classes.
Juno Beach residents are zoned for the North Palm Beach Conservatory School, a highly acclaimed public elementary school that focuses on music education. For middle and high school, Juno Beach children respectively attend Hal Watkins and Dwyer High School, both of which are located in nearby Palm Beach Gardens. Private school options include the Benjamin School, Jupiter Christian, St. Mark’s Episcopal, the Weiss School, and Trinity Christian School.
Ian Doyle, a real estate professional with NV Realty Group and former Cleveland Indians baseball pitcher, relocated to Juno Beach because of its proximity to two of his favorite things: water and food. “My son and I walk our dog down the beach every morning. Starting your day with a salt bath from the Atlantic Ocean is incredible,” he says. “For me, Juno Beach represents the best that Palm Beach County has to offer.” Doyle, who specializes in Juno Beach real estate, frequently enjoys morning breakfasts and evening bonfires on the beach with his neighbors. “Since many of the homes are situated on an elevation and since most of the residents are easy-going, Juno Beach has a California-ish vibe,” he says. With its picturesque views, lovely white sand beaches, and perfect year-round weather, it is easy to see why so many choose to call Juno Beach home.