Living in Juno BeachIyna Bort Caruso
Juno Beach, Florida, is named for the ancient Roman goddess, queen of the heavens and wife of the supreme deity of Roman mythology, Jupiter. Shortly after the town incorporated in 1953, development followed and locals kept the theme by naming many streets for gods and goddess.
In the ensuring decades, Juno Beach has gone from a blip on the beach to an attractive seaside community. It is situated midway between Palm Beach and Jupiter. Palm Beach International Airport is only about 20 miles away
Juno Beach is a barrier island along the Atlantic Ocean in the southeast part of the state created when the Intracoastal Waterway was dredged in the late 1800s. Today, its golf courses, tennis courts, oceanfront biking paths and breathtaking sunsets draw active retirees.
The town is less than two square miles and yet more than 40 percent is made up of county parks and preserved lands. Its sands are among the world’s most active for nesting Loggerhead turtles. The local Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a leading education, conservation and sea turtle rehabilitation institution.
Juno Beach is in Palm Beach County, Florida’s wealthiest. Within an easy drive, Juno Beach’s year-rounders and seasonal residents have access to performing arts venues, art galleries, world-class shopping and wildlife refuges. No fewer than four Major League Baseball teams--the Miami Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals and Houston Astros--have their spring training stadiums here. Palm Beach County is the world’s winter equestrian capital and a major golf destination. One hundred and sixty public and private golf courses include some of South Florida’s most highly ranked.
For beach-loving property buyers, architecture in the luxury market pays full homage to the sea with condominiums featuring wraparound balconies and dine-in terraces. Residences in Juno Beach are available along the oceanfront as well as on the Intracoastal Waterway. Some properties are built with views of both.