The early Florida explorer, Ponce de Leon, wrote of a place on the East Coast of Florida where his explorers and North American Natives first met in peace in 1513 - he called that place "Abacoa."
Jupiter's most unique community, Abacoa, is located within the town of Jupiter just 3 over miles to the Atlantic Ocean beaches. Jupiter is known for its natural beauty with miles of preserved beaches (lfree parking), boating and fishing on the Loxahatchee River, Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.
Development of Abacoa started almost 20 years ago. Public and private entities worked together in planning of its 2,055-acres. Abacoa is an ungated, mixed use community, designed around the concepts and principles of traditional neighborhood development. It's a place to live, work, play, exercise, shop, and socialize. Within Abacoa there are a number of neighborhoods, two college campuses, three public schools, a spring training baseball stadium, a golf course, a main street style Town Center, two world-class biotechnological research institutes, community commercial centers and a workplace campus. Interspersed throughout the community are the greenways and open spaces that serve as preservation areas, which also define the different neighborhoods. The neotraditionalism philosophy upon which Abacoa is based includes large green spaces for community enjoyment and smaller residential lots for the homes. Residents and visitors of Abacoa savor an element that recalls old-time America ...tree-lined streets with sidewalks on both sides, creating a beautiful and rhythmic neighborhood streetscape. The architecture of Abacoa builds a sense of history into each home and neighborhood. The designs draw from the past but offer the open, airy flow of Florida living. There are 18 residential neighborhoods in Abacoa, including single family homes, condos, town homes, senior living, and luxury apartments.
Abacoa is home to the Roger Dean Stadium, training site for the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals as well as the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals, the Florida Atlantic University's North Campus and prestigious Honors College, Scripps Research Institute and the Max Planck Florida Institute, a spirited Town Center with restaurants, shops and a Courtyard Marriott Hotel, and a public 18-hole championship golf course with clubhouse.