Love Where You Live: Jupiter


Jupiter is out of this world!  (See what I did there?)

Our little slice of heaven in the north boasts the best of Palm Beach County, but I particularly love it for all of the outdoor activities that my little family can enjoy here.  We really do have everything covered!

We want wildlife?  Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary or the touch tank at Loxahatchee River Center are where we head.

Feeling an arts day? We’ll check out the schedule at the Maltz Theater, especially kiddo friendly productions.

Being drawn to the water?  We’ll hop on the boat and take a cruise down the Intracoastal – pulling up near the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, or launch a canoe in Riverbend Park and float down the Loxahatchee River, or hop over to DuBois Park and watch for manatees.

Is it time for baseball? Roger Dean Stadium is the site for our family’s annual spring training game date day.  We’ve also spent many summer evenings there watching the minor league action – and it’s the first place my daughter ever caught a close-up glimpse of Tim Tebow!

Jupiter has so many options for delicious food, it’s impossible to make a shortlist of favorites.

Our number one breakfast spot is Jim’s Place, followed in close second by the Center Street Nook.  For lunch, we’ll head over to Dune Dog Café or Duffy’s, a family favorite all around.  Dinner is usually Dive Bar Restaurant or Angelo’s Pizza – voted the best pizza in Palm Beach County by my family!  (Try the pepperoni roll, it’s so good.)  A foodie list wouldn’t be complete without Jupiter Donut Factory.  They offer the most amazing donuts, good for breakfast or cut in quarters for dessert.  And for years, Castaways/Square Grouper has been our go-to for happy hour, date night – or anytime we’d like an adult beverage with a great view.

Growing up in Delray Beach, living in Palm Beach Gardens for a decade, and now residing in Jupiter – I have been spoiled with incredible places to call home.  But… Jupiter truly takes the cake, and it’s where we will be for the rest of our days.

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Essentially a native of SoFla, Mary grew up the fourth of five children in Delray Beach. The tallest of the girls (hello six feet!), she was an overachiever in every way. A graduate of the University of Florida, where she met her handsome husband – Mary realized the power of people, relationships, and volunteering at a young age. Mary and her husband have very full hearts raising one beautiful daughter and celebrating the awesome lives of their huge Italian family with 17 nieces and nephews. Professionally, Mary spent 14 years at a luxury resort on Palm Beach, working in events, recruiting, and ultimately community outreach. In 2016, she left the corporate world to devote her career to nonprofit work as the Director of Advancement at Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County. She remains very active in the community, juggling work/momming/and life - as room mother in her daughter’s class, through committee work with United Way of Palm Beach County’s Women United steering committee and Leadership Palm Beach County (GOAT Class of 2019), and as an annual volunteer Guardian for Southeast Florida Honor Flight. Having lost her mom at a very young age, Mary‘s goal is connecting with women who occupy that same space – and bringing laughter to every day. She resides in Jupiter and adores musicals, tacos, concerts, and baking.