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Old 01-30-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Boston MA, by way of NYC
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I drive around 80 which is a little faster than average traffic. But it takes me about 40 45 from jupiter to boca so I guess jupiter to miami would be 130 to 2 longer during traffic.
I don't drive the morning rush though so I couldn't comment on how that is.
Wow it is that far from boca - I didn't think it was that far - I drive about the same so I believe you on that - it would be like 2.5 hours - yuck - not willing to make that trek at all!
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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Wow it is that far from boca - I didn't think it was that far - I drive about the same so I believe you on that - it would be like 2.5 hours - yuck - not willing to make that trek at all!
It took us an hour without traffic to Jupiter from here.....Miami my dh is now commuting to from boca and its an hour without traffic from here to 1 hour 15 door to door...its definately longer than the time given from jupiter to miami...

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Old 01-31-2010, 01:53 AM
 
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I believe that the most cutting-edge industries in Jupiter, and close by, are aerospace and bio-science, including bio-medicine and bio-fuels, also FPL (e.g. solar energy development) has its headquarters nearby. Visit the Palm Beach Business Development Board site for detailed information on businesses and business development in Palm Beach County: while there is a lot going on in Boca Raton, you will find that the epicenter of the County's economy, especially in these cutting-edge industries, is in the north.

Therefore, the move you are contemplating makes most sense if you have special skills in at least one of these cutting-edge industries.

I would not consider Jupiter if your job is in Boca Raton or Miami; in such case, live in Boca Raton (much in common with Jupiter, though Jupiter slightly less expensive in terms of housing and insurance, especially west Jupiter) or Miami (noticeably more expensive for a SFH in good-school area).
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:16 AM
 
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How about a good hotel in Jupiter? I plan on first starting with a visit for a few days. I would like something near the beach.
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:25 AM
 
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Jupiter is a lovely area, and the PBC school system is improving all the time. I'd go in that direction if I had a young family.

Traffic here is a bear, sometimes just as bad as up north. You can't live in Jupiter and commute to Miami unless you are willing to spend about 3-4 hours a day on the road. Palm Beach is a large county, and you'd be on the north end, commuting thru all of it, all Broward, and down into Miami-Dade. A long way to go unless it really pays a lot!!

I live in WPB and worked in Boca, it was only 25 miles but took me at least 45 minutes a day - and that was on the Turnpike! I avoid I-95 if at all possible, not only is it awful for traffic, but there are a lot of accidents.

Always, always, give yourself an extra 15-30 minutes more time during season; no kidding.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:47 AM
 
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How about a good hotel in Jupiter? I plan on first starting with a visit for a few days. I would like something near the beach.
Depends on your budget. Jupiter Beach Resort (pricey) is on the beach at Indiantown Rd. A little further south there is Holiday Inn Express (US1 and Donald Ross Rd.) There is a little cafe right across the street and many restaurants 5 - 10 minutes away. There is a La Quinta Inn on the Intercoastal Waterway and Indiantown Rd.

Traveling with a family; I prefer a suite. There is a Homewood Suite at Indiantown Rd and Central Blvd. (drive time to the beach is 7-8 min.) Starbucks across the street. There is also two restaurants in the plaza next to the hotel. One is a Chinese restaurant that is very good.
Abacoa and Roger Dean Stadium are 5 min. from this hotel. I-95 is less than 5 min.

There are several hotels on Indiantown Rd. near I-95. But I consider these traveling hotels, (you are driving from point A to B, are tired, and you stop for the night). Hotels are nice, just not as much fun as having the ocean and beach outside your hotel.

Further south on PGA Blvd. - there is a Marriott, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Hilton Garden (new hotel in Downtown at the Gardens - next to the Gardens Mall)

There are some excellent restaurants on and around PGA Blvd. I recommend Zuccharelli's -(a little further west on s. side of PGA Blvd just east of FL Turnpike near Ballenisles Drive.

Other restaurants in this area:
Panera Bread (sandwich shop) sourth side of PGA west of Military Trail
Too Jays (breakfast and lunch) 1 location in the Downtown at the Gardens Shopping Center, other location in the Bluffs Shopping Center - US1 at Marsincki Rd.

There is an Italian Market at the corner of PGA Blvd and Prosperity Farms Rd. called Carmine's Italian Market
They have great pizza, pastries and prepared foods along with regular grocery store items.
There is harbor behind the store, and two restaurants. One is called Noche - the other La Trattoria opens for lunch and you can sit on the patio within feet of the harbor.

On PGA Blvd. at the Intercoastal there are three or four restarants that have waterside seating. I have not eaten at all of them - but the Waterway Cafe is very nice.

If you go north on US1 to the Jupiter Inlet - there are two restaurants at A1A - US1 that have waterside seating. Jettys and The Crab House. The food at Jettys is excellent and higher in price, The Crab House is more casual and they often have live music. But sitting on the patio in view of Lighthouse watching the boat traffic through the inlet is very enjoyable and relaxing.

Enjoy your visit to the area.
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