Jupiter Island Homes For Sale

JUPITER ISLAND – THE EAST COAST HOLLYWOOD

During the early 1920’s Jupiter Island was home to a score of families and a sleepy little resort known as the Island Inn.  It was not immune however from the land boom that was underway throughout Florida. Henry Flagler was building huge resort hotels and developing the rough wilderness of the state from St. Augustine  to Miami.  He extended The Florida East Coast Railway down to the Keys. During this time, The Olympia Improvement Corporation purchased Jupiter Island and had grand plans to create a town, in Greek style, just across the river in Hobe Sound. There they would establish an east coast Hollywood  motion picture production center which would rival Hollywood. The thought was that the “stars” and movie moguls would live in splendid houses along the ocean on Jupiter Island and “commute” to work on the mainland.  They renamed Hobe Sound “Picture City” and began laying out a grid of streets with Greek names such as Zeus, Saturn, Mercury, Mars, Olympus and Athena.  After two years of devastating Florida hurricanes, however, plans were scrapped and the original name restored.  The street names remain as do some of the Grecian inspired cement lamp posts that run along Dixie Highway.

Jupiter Island Homes For Sale

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For more information about Jupiter Island homes for sale, please contact:

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Tom Turner
Jupiter Island Specialist
Waterfront Properties & Club Communities
825 Parkway Plaza, Ste. 8, Jupiter, Florida 33477
Office Phone:      (561) 746-7272   
Mobile Phone:      (561) 972-0123   
Fax Number:     (561) 575-0174 
tturner@wfpcc.com

 

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