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Old 03-04-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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Please help. We are looking to live in Jupiter. Schools are VERY important to us since we have young children. We would love to be on the water and have looked into Tequesta. We dont have to be on the water but we would like to live in a community where we could take a boat out very close by. Our main concern would have to be great schools so if anyone has any suggestions on where to look we would really appreciate it. Since we have small children we are looking for a family oriented community with lots of activities for the kids. Thanks for your help!!!
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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What price range are you considering? Are private schools an option?
Most of Jupiter schools are considered higher rated.
There are communities like Egret Landing that has boat storage, zones for great schools, and is considered a nice family community.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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Between 450,00 and 600,000. I would like to be in a family friendly neighborhood. Great public schools is what I have heard about jupiter so but I would look into a reasonable private school. Any suggestions? Does Egret landing have docks? Is Tequesta not a place to raise kids? Thanks for your answer!
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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You shouldn't have any issues raising children in Tequesta.

Egrets does not have water access, but has community boat storage that you can take your boat out. It would give you more of the family activities you are looking for as it has a soccer field, basketball courts, tennis courts, pool, fitness center, etc. It's by no means the only family neighborhood, but having the boat storage would be nice for you as most other communities don't.

In your price range you are also looking at a newer 3000+sqft home off the water or roughly a 1800-2000 sqft 1960-70's home on one of the canals that will either lead to the lox or the intracoastal if you want water access.

This is a dilemma a lot of people have to decide between. If you are looking online at homes you can use School Locator to type in the address of the home to see if it is zoned to a higher rated school. There are numerous school rating sites as well.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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Thanks for your reply. We have been looking on line at the smaller homes on the water. Im just concerned about the schools in Tequesta and also,,,,,will there be kids in the area for them to play with? So any info on the private (Catholic) schools in the area?
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Broward County, Florida
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For information about any school, lookup GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community, that includes any Catholic school. If you get to visit the area, see if you can setup a tour of some prospect Catholic schools, especially now as its recruiting season for all private schools.
Regarding water and boating, the price of a property will jump up when a waterfront home has untethered access to the ocean. That is, if the property hasn't any obstacle from its dock to the ocean, then that is prime as any vessel can be used as long as your property/dock can accommodate the size of the vessel. Once you look at properties that have ocean access, but, are behind a bridge, then, typically, it limits the type of vessel or the convenience factor for ocean faring vessels. Another factor, is the bridge fixed or can it be opened to allow taller vessels? Canal width and deep water are additional factors... when waterfront provides the most access options, it is of greater value from a real estate point of view.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Thanks for your reply. We really want to be on the water but in an area with great public schools. Jupiter seems to have wonderful A rated elem to high school. We do not want to send them to a private school especially if the schools in the area are A rated. As for the boat... we are interested in a house that has ocean access for a small boat so no worry about bridges. Lol
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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If you don't have a boat already there are some really nice boat clubs where you can pay a reasonable monthly fee and take a boat out whenever you want. If you are really an avid boater it may not work, but it's always a nice option.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:55 AM
 
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We don't have a boat yet but will buy one once we find the house. I feel that if you live on the water you will use your boat so much more. i wish I could get more feedback about Tequesta and where the best school are in that area. So if anyone lives in that area and is familiar with the public schools.... please chime in. Thanks again. Everyone has been so helful!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:25 AM
 
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My wife and I and our 8 year old boy and 10 year old girl are also considering moving to Jupiter from LI. We really like Jupiter farms for the "country" atmosphere and fantastic schools. Both of my children are on travel baseball and softball teams and the season is so short on LI.
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