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Tequesta is an incorporated village along Highway 1, located in Palm Beach County, Florida. A suburb of West Palm Beach, Tequesta is the northernmost municipality in the Miami South Florida metro with the Jupiter Inlet Colony to the West, Spanning approximately 2.21 miles, this is an affluent area with an estimated population of 6094 according to the 2017 census. The 207th largest city in Florida, this peaceful community is a mix of condominiums and single family homes, which attract retirees, working professionals and families.
Named after the Tequesta Indians, the village has evolved into an exceptional waterfront community. Visitors return due to the Atlantic Ocean access and the opportunity to shop, play and relax. Residents stay because of the strong sense of community, the safety and the genuine small town friendliness. Schools in Tequesta are highly rated and the abundance of public parks makes this an idyllic place to call home. Although this is an upscale community, this is a coastal village that can be described as down to earth. pet friendly, walkable and bikeable. Tequesta is nestled between Jonathan Dickenson State Park, the Loxahatchee River, a historic lighthouse, inlet, river, ocean and beaches. Just a half hour drive to Palm Beach International Airport and 2 miles to Jupiter’s Harbourside Place, the town also boasts waterfront restaurants and the Maltz Performing Arts Center.
While the cost of living here is 21% higher than the Florida average and 20% higher than the national average, Tequesta boasts an unemployment rate of 1.4% . Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 39.6 which is 16.68% higher than the US average. The lack of income tax may be a factor. According to proponents, states without income tax often become beacons for growth. These cities tend to retain a core of educated workers and are better at creating jobs, overall.
The average home value in Tequesta is $342,000, where homeowners make up 81% of the population. Rental prices average $1284. With a median household income of $56,644 and a mean household income of $87,145, home appreciation has been 6.63% over the last 10 years.
Beaches and water recreation are a central focus in Tequesta. Whether exploring by kayak, paddleboard, jet ski or canoe, the Intracoastal waterways and the Loxahatchee River offer breathtaking views of the renowned crystal blue waters. There are also unforgettable annual turtle nesting season activities to enjoy. Nearby sanctuaries and parks are to observe the wonderfully diverse wildlife native to the area. The wild side of the state is predominantly made up of birds of prey, sea turtles, alligators, panthers, manatee and a variety of tropical fish.
For the golf enthusiast, Tequesta boasts two of the premier golf destinations in South Florida. Turtle Creek , a private golf club, is known for the sense of friendship and top quality golf. Chartered in 1969, Turtle Creek has become known as one of the finest private clubs in Marin and Palm Beach counties. Member-owned, Tequesta Country Club is situated on a peninsula surrounded by the beautiful and historic Loxahatchee River. Founded in 1957, Tequesta Country Club still maintains a strong sense of golf history and tradition.